Advocates of free markets and limited government in New Mexico are on the offensive (for a change). After years of watching the Legislature fail to act on “right to work” and other economic policy reforms, the County Commission of Sandoval County appears poised to adopt a “right to work” bill at the County level.
There are plenty of reasons behind this decision including the performance of “right to work” jurisdictions relative to others. The Rio Grande Foundation played an integral role in this effort and is pleased to be working with Commissioners Jay Block and Dave Heil to make Sandoval County “right to work.”
The Commissioners talk to media about their efforts in the photo below:
Union lobbyists see worker choice as a mortal threat to their political power and turned out for the festivities as well. Jon Hendry of the AFL/CIO and Stephanie Ly were among the folks that came out and for a change are not likely to defeat this particular proposal politically although the federal courts will inevitably have the final say on this issue.