CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire's House is again voting whether to bar employers from negotiating contracts with unions that collect administrative fees from nonunion workers.
The House votes on the bill on Wednesday.
New Hampshire labor leaders, workers and community members oppose the bill introduced by former House Speaker William O'Brien, a Mont Vernon Republican.
Supporters argue it is wrong to force workers to pay the fees as a condition of employment even if it is part of a collective bargaining agreement negotiated between workers and their employer.
Legislators defeated a similar bill last year. Gov. John Lynch vetoed a bill in 2011.
Like the previous bills, the current bill would permit non-union employees to abstain from paying union dues for contract negotiations.
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