CONCORD, N.H. —
Organized labor won a major victory Thursday in New Hampshire when lawmakers in the House refused to pass a right-to-work bill that was supported by the governor.
With a Republican majority in the State House and a Republican governor, the pieces appeared to be in place for passage, but in the end, the bill lost by 23 votes.
The House then voted to indefinitely postpone the measure, meaning no similar bills can be debated for the next two years.
The legislation called for prohibiting unions from charging fees to nonmembers for the costs of representation. Its defeat was a major win for labor leaders.