Law and Politics

New Mexico Senate Nixes Right to Work for Less

March 16, 2015
By LaborPress

A bill to ban the union shop in New Mexico failed in the state Senate March 10, when the Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 along party lines to table it. The Republican-majority House passed the bill by seven votes last month, but the Senate’s Democratic majority refused to bring it to the floor, with a 25-17 no vote also along party lines.

The bill would have also raised the minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to $8, but its opponents saw the anti-union provisions as a poison pill. New Mexico has relatively low union membership, about 5.7% of the workforce. Read more

March 13, 2015

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