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Right to work defeated once again : Party-line vote in House committee appears to end it for this session

Feb 26, 2017 - Albuquerque Journal (New Mexico)

SANTA FE - A Republican-backed attempt to make New Mexico the nation's 29th state with a right-to-work law fizzled Saturday in a House panel and appears dead for this year's 60-day legislative session.

The House Labor and Economic Development Committee voted 6-5 along party lines - with Democrats voting in the affirmative - to table the measure, which was aimed at allowing New Mexico workers to avoid paying fees at union workplaces.

Dozens of union members from around the state testi

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