Right to work bill approved by House committee

52nd New Mexico Legislative Session 2015

SANTA FE (AP) – A New Mexico House committee has voted to approve a revamped right-to-work bill that tacks on an increase in the minimum wage from $7.50 to $8 an hour.

More than two dozen people spoke against the bill. One spoke in favor calling the increase “reasonable.”

A woman told the committee that combining the two items in one bill adds “insult to injury” and another speaker labeled it “despicable.” Yet another called the proposal an “insult to all New Mexico workers.”

After some heated exchanges, the House Judiciary Committee voted 7-6 to approve the Republican-sponsored revised bill that prohibits requiring workers to join a union or to pay dues as a condition of employment.

The bill now moves to a vote of the full House of Representatives.

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