N.H. House Sustains Veto of So-Called Right to Work
After months of dirty-trick-maneuvering, New Hampshire House Speaker William O’Brien (R) got his comeuppance this morning when the House failed to override Gov. John Lynch’s (D) May veto of a so-called right to work bill. The 240 to 139 vote in the heavily Republican chamber failed to get the two-thirds necessary for an override.
Since May, O’Brien has scheduled then delayed votes multiple times and tried to hold surprise legislative sessions, all in an effort to catch Democrats and Republicans who supported the veto off guard and unable to attend and cast their votes.
New Hampshire AFL-CIO President Mark MacKenzie says today’s vote is a:
clear signal to all of our elected leaders, in New Hampshire and elsewhere, that attacking the rights of everyday Americans isn’t the key to economic prosperity.