Monday, 11 February 2019 23:02
Call to Action - RTW is going to the committee
HB 378, The Employee Preference Act, sponsored by Reps Scott, Gallegos, Ezzell and House Minority Leader Townsend provides for, among other things, that an employee has the freedom to decide if they will join a union and pay dues – or not. They cannot be required, as a condition of hiring, promotion or continued employment to be a part of a union.
This bill brings the state in alignment with the US Supreme Court Decision in Janus that provided these rights for state and federal employees to private sector employees. It won’t fix every problem in our state, but it will open doors of opportunity we’ve never seen. Why? Because NM will not be considered by site selectors for most opportunities if we can’t check the Employee Free Choice ( or Right to Work - RTW) box. As the state partner for the National Association of Manufacturers, NMBC knows that most site selectors for new manufacturing facilities require the state be RTW before they will consider locating a new facility there.
Take action to support HB 378 today and call the members of the House Labor, Veterans and Military Affairs committee, which is scheduled to vote on this bill on Tuesday, 2-12.