March 24, 2015
UFCW Members Help Defeat Right-to-Work in New Mexico
The 2015 New Mexico legislative session ended on Saturday without passage of right-to-work, a major victory for UFCW members and their families. Members of UFCW Local 1564 have been speaking out against the legislation for months. On February 12, nearly 100 members of Local 1564 traveled to the New Mexico State Capitol in Santa Fe to lobby their legislators. UFCW Local 1564 members also delivered hundreds of postcards to their elected officials in opposition to right-to-work. Governor Susana Martinez said she will not call a special session to address right-to-work and it would take a three-fifths vote of each house for the legislature to go into special session, which is highly unlikely.