Collective Bargaining http://nhpr.org en How North Country Legislators Voted On Collective Bargaining Bill http://nhpr.org/post/how-north-country-legislators-voted-collective-bargaining-bill <p>Seven North Country legislators were among those voting to pass&nbsp;<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2012/HB1666.html">HB 1666</a>, a bill that gives&nbsp;lawmakers the final say on collective bargaining agreements with the State.</p><p>Five were opposed and four were excused from voting. &nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://news.nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-seek-final-say-collective-bargaining-deals">As reported by NHPR:</a></p><p><em>The legislation is just the latest effort by Republicans in Concord to rein in the costs of public employee contracts.</em></p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:28:58 +0000 Chris Jensen 1939 at http://nhpr.org Lawmakers Seek Final Say on Collective Bargaining Deals http://nhpr.org/post/lawmakers-seek-final-say-collective-bargaining-deals <p>The New Hampshire House has passed a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/default.aspx">bill</a> giving lawmakers final say on collective bargaining agreements with the State. The legislation is just the latest effort by Republicans in Concord to rein in the costs of public employee contracts.</p><p>&quot;This gives the legislature the ability to look at an entire contract and say whether it is fair, and whether we should fund it,&quot; says Republican Neil Kurk of Weare.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2012 01:49:19 +0000 Todd Bookman 1937 at http://nhpr.org