Right-to-Work Veto Sustained by NH Legislature
Legislators vote 240-139, failing to override Gov. John Lynch's veto of HB474, the Right-to-Work bill.
The membership heard speeches from Republican union members and supporters of the proposal who said that members of the state employee's union, SEA SEIU 1984, were afraid to speak against the union's political agenda for fear of retribution.
Right-to-Work supporters rallied in the cafeteria early in the morning, wearing bright green "YES!!!" T-shirts while firefighters, teachers, and others, lined up both inside and outside of the Statehouse, requesting that legislators stand with the governor.
Booing and cheering peppered the speeches of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who spoke before the body and supports Right-to-Work, as well as others supporting the proposal. At one point, House Speaker Bill O'Brien, R-Mont Vernon, called for decorum in the gallery.
After the vote, union members in the gallery cheered the decision while some wearing green T-shirts called for a recount.