HOUSE BILL 85
54TH LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2019
Daymon Ely and Andrea Romero
RELATING TO STATE AUTHORITY UNDER THE NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS
ACT; ALLOWING UNION MEMBERSHIP TO BE REQUIRED AS A CONDITION OF
EMPLOYMENT; ESTABLISHING THAT THE STATE HAS EXCLUSIVE
JURISDICTION TO PROHIBIT UNION SECURITY AGREEMENTS.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. [NEW MATERIAL] LABOR RELATIONS–UNION SECURITY
A. The purpose of this section is for the state to
exercise the limited authority reserved to the states under
Section 14(b) of the National Labor Relations Act.
B. An employer or labor organization anywhere in
the state may execute and apply an agreement requiring
membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment
to the full extent allowed by federal law.
C. The state has exclusive jurisdiction to prohibit
the negotiation, execution or application of agreements
requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of
employment in New Mexico.
D. A city, county, home rule municipality or other
political subdivision of the state shall not adopt nor continue
in effect any ordinance, rule, regulation, resolution or
statute that prohibits the negotiation, execution or
application of agreements requiring membership in a labor
organization as a condition of employment in New Mexico.