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
"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
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.