At the end of January, the Sierra and McKinley County commissions passed right-to-work ordinances, joining eight other counties and a municipality who did the same.
Despite this broad support – almost a third of New Mexico’s 33 counties – for right-to-work, the New Mexico legislature is currently considering House Bill 85, which would undo the progress those counties and municipalities have made by giving the state exclusive jurisdiction over right-to-work laws.
Right-to-work gives workers more freedom to decide whether union membership is worth part of their paychecks. But because of state law, too many are forced to pay union dues as a condition of their employment. That’s why local governments have been taking right-to-work into their own hands.
Right-to-work also creates jobs, grows the economy and incentivizes unions to better serve their members.
HB85 threatens to undermine all this progress. Send lawmakers a message and tell them to oppose HB85!