For the second time in three years, right-to-work legislation has gone down to defeat, 212-141, in the New Hampshire House of Representatives. The bill killed today, like the bill in 2011, would have prohibited employers and labor organizations from including fees for non-union members in collective bargaining agreements.

Opponents argue that right-to-work is little more than a political power grab that does nothing to generate jobs or help the middle class, and in fact drives down both union and non-union wages. Educators, labor organizations, firefighters, small business owners and workers rights groups prepared for this year’s right-to-work legislative push by banding together months before the 2012 elections to help elect a pro-education and pro-worker governor and state legislators.

The state Senate tabled similar legislation last year. More…

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