Carpenters Union Applauds Gov. Grisham 
HB 85 ‘Union Security Agreements’ Law Signed by Governor,
Protects NM Working Families

March 27, 2019

Contact: Heather Rutman
213.615.9211 (m)

Santa Fe, NM – The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Dan Langford’s statement on HB 85:

“Carpenters and their families scored a victory in New Mexico today when Governor Grisham signed HB 85 – the ‘Union Security Agreements’, making it the law of the land. We are grateful to the Governor and to the bill’s sponsors, Representatives Daymon Ely and Andrea Romero, who stood firm and rallied support for the new law which states that labor organizations anywhere in the state may execute and apply an agreement requiring membership in a labor organization as a condition of employment.

With this new law, New Mexico has struck a blow against deceitful so-called “right-to-work” advocates. It’s a good day for New Mexico’s carpenters, and all working families in the state.”


About the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters
The SWRCC represents over 50,000 union carpenters in six states, including New Mexico. The Union is dedicated to strengthening wages, benefits, and safety standards for all skilled laborers. The SWRCC advocates for the rights of workers, their families, and their communities. The SWRCC is proud to be affiliated with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. For more, visit