On March 25, UFCW Local 1445 member Cheryl Ferullo testified before the New Hampshire House of Representatives Labor, Industrial and Rehabilitative Services Committee in opposition to a right to work bill. Ferullo is a deli manager at Stop & Shop and a union steward at her store.
This “right to work” bill, SB 61, is a direct attack on working people and would deprive New Hampshire workers of their freedom to join and form strong unions if they choose to do so. This bill has not yet become law and is expected to be voted upon in the next few weeks.
“If this legislation were in place, workers would not be able to stand together to fight for protections, higher wages, and benefits that we need for good jobs in New Hampshire and good jobs that support our communities,” Ferullo said during her testimony. “States with so-called right-to-work laws have lower wages and higher accident and death rates on the job than states like New Hampshire that enable workers to come together to negotiate for protections on the job.”
“Over the last year, essential workers have stepped up to keep our communities safe, take care of the sick, and make sure our food supply is safe and secure,” Ferullo added. “These workers should have the ability to use their collective voice to ensure on-the job protections, higher wages and benefits.”
Click here to watch Local 1445 member Cheryl Ferullo’s full testimony.