During the 2019 legislative session Democrat lawmakers, with the support of Governor Lujan Grisham, passed a law allowing mandated union membership/dues as a condition of employment in our state. That law has already been challenged in NM and shown to be in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court decision, which held that union fees couldn’t be required as a condition of government employment in unionized workplaces.
Since our inception ten years ago, NMBC has advocated for workers to have the right to join a union if they chose to, not under threat of losing their job. It’s unfortunate that legislators and our governor (who receive substantial contributions from unions) don’t agree that workers should have that right. Read more HERE about another court challenge that could make it way to the Supreme Court like the Janus case did.