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Right-to-Work Is Right for Us!

All workers should be free to choose whether union representation is worth part of their paycheck. Yet in New Mexico, too many are forced to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

Fast Facts

  • From 2001 to 2011, right-to-work states added 1.7 million jobs while forced-union states lost 2 million jobs.1
  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that right-to-work states enjoyed more than twice the job-growth rate of non-right-to-work states between 2007 and 2017.2
  • When unions can’t force workers to pay dues for membership they don’t want, they have to better serve their members to keep them. States have seen union membership increase after passing right-to-work laws.3

Numerous counties in New Mexico — such as Sandoval, Otero, Eddy, Lincoln, San Juan — have passed right-to-work ordinances. But every single county should stand up for its workers and join this positive trend.

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AFP-NM County Progress on Right-To-Work


Otero Makes Two

Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM), the state’s leading advocates for common sense labor reforms is applauding the vote today by Otero County Commissioners that make the county the second in New Mexico to enact a right-to-work ordinance.

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The Truth About Right-to-Work States

Don’t believe the false narrative about right to work legislation. Defenders of the union status quo will tell you that forced unionization is necessary to protect New Mexican workers, and that every member of the union should pay dues.

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