New Mexico Background
In April 2009, Governor Richardson signed legislation allowing the formation of a child care union. In October 2009, an election was held with AFSCME getting a majority of the ballots returned.
It took nearly two years for New Mexico to get a contract approved by members. Governor Richardson signed that contract on his last day in office sparking an outcry from newly elected Governor Martinez.
The contract did not give the providers a raise in subsidy rates and did not give them any health insurance benefits.
It appears this contract was not implemented. The union in New Mexico has taken down their website and doesn't appear to be active any longer.
Fair share: Unknown
Health Insurance: NO
Contract: No valid contract