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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: New Mexico: After failure in Legislature, right-to-work drive shifts to counties

    Bill voids local ‘right-to-work’ measures, backing unions

    I got an email survey from Michelle Lujan Grisham just the other day and in it there was a place to write in my other concerns. I put in there that I was pro labor rights. We will see what happens.

    New Mexico is not what is known as a “right-to-work” state, and the Legislature drove home that point Sunday night.

    The Senate voted 23-19 to approve House Bill 85, which permits employers and labor organizations in New Mexico to enter into agreements requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment.

    Now the measure goes to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who’s well aware that 10 of the state’s 33 counties have adopted so-called right-to-work laws that say employees cannot be compelled to pay fees to a labor union that represents them on the job.

    The Senate struck back by approving the bill that strikes down these local measures.

    In some ways, the bill is as symbolic as the the city and county ordinances it seeks to void, merely reaffirming New Mexico’s labor laws.

    But Sen. Joseph Cervantes, D-Las Cruces, said the Legislature’s role in approving the bill tells city and county governments they do not have the power to authorize right-to-work laws any more than they could cut the tax rate for corporations. The power in both cases rests with the state government, Cervantes said.
    https://www.santafenewmexican.com/ne...69981d469.html

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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: New Mexico: After failure in Legislature, right-to-work drive shifts to counties

    Update. It is waiting for the governor to sign and she better!

    https://nmlegis.gov/Legislation/Legi...gNo=85&year=19

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    Default Re: New Mexico: After failure in Legislature, right-to-work drive shifts to counties

    I have done my part. I just got done writing to her on her FB page and asking her to do the right thing by signing this bill into law. Before I voted for her, I received phone calls here at the house and her teams assured me she is very pro union. We shall see what happens.

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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: New Mexico: After failure in Legislature, right-to-work drive shifts to counties

    It passed!!! Note: I have been watching this everyday. I have written to the Governor, I have watched teamsters local 492 site and nothing. Instead I find it on a union site I use and this comes from a Virginia newspaper!

    New Mexico blocks right-to-work ordinances
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is prohibiting local governments from enacting right-to-work ordinances that prevent employees from being required to join a union or pay union fees.

    Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed legislation that asserts the state's exclusive jurisdiction over union security agreements.

    Ordinances have been approved by several counties in New Mexico that prevent employees from being required to join a union or pay related fees. Union leaders contend the local ordinances created confusion and undermined the labor groups.

    Republican legislators and several Senate Democrats opposed the legislation from Reps. Daymon Ely of Corrales and Andrea Romero of Santa Fe.

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last year that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining.
    https://pilotonline.com/news/governm...12e9df043.html
    Last edited by ABFwife; 03-28-2019 at 08:43 AM.

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    Taking A Stand!!!

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    Default Re: New Mexico: After failure in Legislature, right-to-work drive shifts to counties

    You go girl!!!! I did not realize that 10 of our 33 counties had gone RTW!

    New Mexico Governor Reinforces Forced Union Payments

    SANTA Fe, NM—New Mexico’s Democrat Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham reaffirmed her commitment to unions on Wednesday by signing legislation barring counties and municipalities in the state from enacting “Right-to-Work” ordinances.

    As New Mexico is not a “Right-to-Work” state, it is legal for unions and employers to enter contracts that require workers to pay union fees as a condition of employment. If a worker fails to pay union fees, the union can demand the employer terminate the individual’s employment.

    “Ordinances have been approved by several counties in New Mexico that prevent employees from being required to join a union or pay related fees,” reports the Associated Press. “Union leaders contend the local ordinances created confusion and undermined the labor groups.”
    Earlier this month, New Mexico’s Senate voted voted 23-19 to approve House Bill 85 which, in some ways, “is as symbolic as the the city and county ordinances it seeks to void, merely reaffirming New Mexico’s labor laws,” reported the Sante Fe New Mexican, a state newspaper.
    https://laborunionreport.com/2019/03...nion-payments/

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