Michele Bachmann was invited to speak at the New Hampshire House of Representatives on October 12. She was among one of the five Republican presidential candidates invited to speak including Gary Johnson, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, and Rick Santorum.
During her speech (video below), she voiced her support for a current right-to-work bill in the state. In response to her very vocal support of the bill, the opponents heckled and booed her in the chamber while some Republican lawmakers applauded her support.
What is a Right-To-Work State
- Right to work for less doesn’t guarantee any rights. In fact, by weakening unions and collective bargaining, it destroys the best job security protection that exists: the union contract.
- Right to work laws lower wages for everyone.
- The average worker in a right to work state makes about $5,333 a year less than workers in other states ($35,500 compared with $30,167).
- Weekly wages are $72 greater in free-bargaining states than in right to work states ($621 versus $549).
- Working families in states without right to work laws have higher wages and benefit from healthier tax bases that improve their quality of life.