Poll finds support high for ‘right-to-work’

By Ted Siefer, UnionLeader.com

House Republican leaders are pointing to a new survey as validation for their efforts to restrict labor union powers.

The Granite State Poll, released by the University of New Hampshire on Friday, found that 71 percent of state residents favored “right-to-work” legislation, which seeks to prevent compulsory union membership or due paying at a workplace.

According to the poll, which was conducted on 538 adults in mid-April, 12 percent of responders opposed such legislation, and 17 percent were neutral.

“The majority of Granite Staters know that as long as we continue the practice of forced unionism in New Hampshire, we’re going to lose out on many of the job opportunities that could keep them here,” said House Majority Leader D.J. Bettencourt, R-Salem, in a statement.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120430/NEWS06/120439988

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