Selectmen oppose Senate
March 23, 2007
GOFFSTOWN - At Monday's meeting of the Board of Selectmen,
members discussed the recent passage of NH Senate Bill 88 and how it
affects Goffstown relative to public
employee terms of employment, bargaining units, and dispute resolution.
Sponsored by our own District 20's Lou D'Allesandro (along with Betsi
DeVries of District 18 and and David Gottesman of District 12), SB 88
• Add safety considerations to terms and conditions of
• Remove probationary employees from the determination of a bargaining
• Continue the terms of a collective bargaining agreement until a new agreement is
• Reduce the number of employees required for certification as a bargaining
unit from the current 10 to only 3.
Selectmen resolved to oppose SB 88
and to send letters to D'Allesandro and Goffstown's eight state
representatives stating as much, and to also ask for responses from all
of them on the issue. The board also agreed that Scott Gross would
contact D'Allesandor directly on the issue.
You can read Senate Bill 88 by clicking
It is scheduled to take effect sometime in mid-May.
For more information on how SB 88 affects Goffstown, contact your elected
town and state officials.
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