Gov. Lujan Grisham issues statement on passing of George ‘Jeep’ Gilliland
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday issued a statement following the passing of New Mexico labor leader George “Jeep” Gilliland:
“Jeep was a lifelong advocate for the working people of New Mexico, and I am grateful for his decades of service to organized labor in our state. Because of his strong leadership, New Mexico’s workers are protected through a prevailing wage and an effective New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Act. His tireless legislative efforts beat back multiple attempts to make New Mexico a right-to-work state.
“I offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends for their loss.”