Big Labor Index: New Mexico worst in the west

According to a new, interactive report, New Mexico’s laws and policies favor big labor in a big way. Notably, no western state is as favorable to big labor (and unfavorable to taxpayers) as the Land of Enchantment. Even “Rust Belt” and traditionally-unionized states like Michigan and Ohio perform better on the index than does New Mexico.

See the map and read the full report here.

The rankings are based on the labor vs. taxpayer friendliness of each state in the following areas:

Collective Bargaining
Paycheck protection laws
Secret ballot protections and card check
Binding Arbitration
Open meetings laws
Government union density
Public employee pension underfunding
Project labor agreements
Strike policy for government employees