February 28, 2017 / 11:53 AM / 9 months ago

Democrats defeat New Mexico right-to-work bill

Democrats in New Mexico’s House of Representatives have voted down a proposal to prohibit mandatory union dues, the second loss this month for advocates of so-called right-to-work laws as they push a nationwide proposal.

The House’s Labor and Economic Development Committee voted 6-5 along party lines on Saturday to defeat the bill, which would have prohibited employers from requiring workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment.

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