Five Ways A "Right to Work" Law Will Hurt New Hampshire's Small Businesses


1. It Will Lower Our Standard of Living.
Wages in states with "right to work" laws are 15% lower than New Hampshire's. Why would we want to move backward? After all, when wages drop, families have less to spend and local businesses suffer.

2. It Puts Government in the Middle Between Business and Workers.
"Right to work" is unnecessary government intrusion into the affairs of New Hampshire's businesses and workers. That's the last place government should be.

3. It Will Be Harder for Small Businesses to Compete with Large Corporations.
The effort to pass "right to work" is not being led by New Hampshire small businesses, but rather by large corporations that want to drive down wages and squeeze our small businesses out of the marketplace. Small businesses that provide fair wages will find it increasingly hard to compete.

4. It Will Cut Employee Benefits and Taxpayers Will Have to Pick Up the Tab.
"Right to work" states average 53% more workers without health coverage than New Hampshire.
When workers lose coverage, taxpayers are on the line since state health programs have to cover their medical expenses.

5. It Will Force Our Families to Leave New Hampshire.
If "right to work" passes, New Hampshire will join the ranks of low-wage states like Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. No state north of the Mason-Dixon line now has a "right to work" law. As a result, more people will move to neighboring states - without "right to work" laws - which will hurt our area's small businesses and local economics.