New report: New Mexico unions saw greatest decline in membership of any Janus-impacted state

A new report from the Mackinac Center, a free market think tank based in Michigan highlights the impact the Supreme Court decision had on membership in New Mexico government employee unions. The Janus decision by the US Supreme Court was handed down on June 27, 2018. It essentially stated that public employees could not be required to join government employee unions. This is the basic idea behind Right to Work laws.

The Rio Grande Foundation partnered with the Mackinac Center post-Janus to educate public employee unions on their rights.

According to data from the Mackinac Center, New Mexico unions saw a massive 61.9% drop in union membership in the wake of the decision. Colorado saw the 2nd-biggest decrease but New Mexico’s was by far the largest decline as can be seen in the following chart.

Clearly, when given the choice, many New Mexico government workers would prefer NOT to be in the union.

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2 Replies to “New report: New Mexico unions saw greatest decline in membership of any Janus-impacted state”

  1. Teachers’ unions are a plague on America that gave us generations of poorly educated socialist sympathizers by indoctrinating them behind closed classroom doors. “I’ll give you special credit if you go to the demonstration,” or “Write me an essay on everything your parent’s generation did wrong.” Teacher gives them an A and then the brats take their warped ideas out into society.

  2. Unions no longer represents the little guy or teachers. They’ve become lobbyists that only support their agenda and liberal left policies. NEA swore that all of our money for membership would stay local and would never be used for political purposes. Members used the total membership fees as a deduction on our taxes, and then low and behold we received a note from the IRS that only half could be used as a deduction as the other half was used to support the union choices for their political candidates.
    This is now what the unions represent with the pendulum swinging to their political agenda! New blood needs to change the direction of their liberal, left, cartel agenda.

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