Tag Archives: right-to-work

The Line: Counties Pass Laws Counteracting State Policy

New Mexico Legislature

March 15, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine tensions between the state and counties over a “right-to-work” ordinance ban and new gun safety laws and proposals.

Line Panelists:
Merritt Allen, owner and executive director, Vox Optima LLC
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney

For Further Reading:

Senate sends gov. bill striking down local ‘right-to-work’ measures – by Andrew Oxford and Milan Simonich, Santa Fe New Mexican

Lawmakers vote to ban local ‘right-to-work’ laws– by Dan McKay, Albuquerque Journal

Background checks for all gun sales now NM law– by Dan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal

Governor signs law expanding checks on gun sales – by Andrew Oxford, Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Court’s Ruling On Labor Union Dues Will Affect New Mexico Unions

1202 Line Unions Ruling

July 13, 2018 – The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the so-called “fair share fees” when thy ruled last month that public sector labor unions violated worker’s constitutional rights by imposing mandatory fees on non-members. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the potential impact of this ruling on labor unions in New Mexico.


Line Panelists:

Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC

Adrian Carver, executive director, Equality New Mexico

Eric Griego, former state senator

Mary T. Torres, attorney at Law Offices of Mary T. Torres