New Jobs New Mexico
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.
- 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
Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM) is urging the McKinley County Commissioners to pass the Right-to-Work ordinance sponsored earlier this year by Commissioner Bill Lee.
Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM) is applauding the move by McKinley County Commissioners to pass a Right to Work ordinance.
Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM) is applauding Right-to-Work activity at the state and federal level this week.
Good things happen when people are free to work without fear of being forced to join or pay a union to get a job. Bowling Green, a city in Kentucky’s Warren County, has experienced more investment and job opportunities since Warren County passed right-to-work.
Americans for Prosperity-New Mexico (AFP-NM) has launched a grassroots campaign to educate New Mexicans on the benefits of Right to Work, which leads to more money in their pockets, more freedom, and more jobs for New Mexicans.
New Mexico’s local lawmakers will soon vote whether to enact right-to-work in their counties. In case they need another reason to vote YES, they should look no further than recent employment data from the Pew Center.