ALEC sets sights on unions in state legislature

Just as last year’s elections were heating up, Gov. Susana Martinez told a group of business leaders she was administratively ending pro-union practices protected by law. “The state collects them (dues) for the unions, and then we cut a check to the unions who then use that money against reform,” Martinez told business leaders attending a commercial real estate development luncheon in Albuquerque on Monday (Mar. 17, 2014)

“That was in the negotiated union contracts years ago. … We’re at an impasse with the current (contract negotiations) because I don’t want to take the checks out of the payroll and do their job so they can attack us,” she said. – Albuquerque Journal.