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Twenty years ago, Nabisco took millions of dollars in Illinois taxpayer subsidies as incentive to build a production plant in Chicago.

Working people are tired of hearing how tax giveaways for Wall Street billionaires and corporations will supposedly trickle down to the rest of us.

Working people are taking fewer vacation days and working more.

Workers of the world unite! Unite against fear and hate- unite to keep families together- unite for public schools!

We stand in solidarity with immigrants and working families!

May 1, 2017

Tiguex Park

4:00 - 7:00

Music, union information, immigration resources

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka gave a major address at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2017. He assessed opportunities around trade and infrastructure that could create jobs, as well as possible threats to workers' rights. President Trumka spoke about the labor movement's strategy to create a unifying agenda for working families, and the importance it places on ensuring that all workers have the right to bargain collectively for better wages and working conditions.

Undocumented workers are refusing to cooperate with U.S. Department of Labor investigations due to deportation fears, in some cases even declining to accept back wages owed to them and running away from staff who show up at their workplace, according to agency employees and internal emails.

Read the full article in The Guardian.

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka called President Trump's first proposed budget "dangerous and destructive" Thursday. The leader of the nation's largest labor federation said Trump's budget plan, which would shift $54 billion from various agencies to boost defense spending, would undercut the president's claims that he wants to help working families.

RoseAnn DeMoro, president of National Nurses United, says President Trump has abandoned his campaign promises and that the "false promise of health savings accounts, which, without any effective constraints on corporate healthcare price gouging, primarily benefit the banking industry and higher income people, not those who can not afford to buy insurance now."

Read the full article on The Hill.

Donald Trump thinks the only way to make America great again is to bring back millions of manufacturing jobs, but what he and his supporters don’t get is that there’s nothing inherently great about a job in a factory. The “greatness” of a factory job had almost nothing to do with the job itself and almost everything to do with the fact that workers had some power to bargain with the bosses to get better pay, better benefits and better working conditions.

The Brothers and Sisters of the New Mexico Federation of Labor send our hearts and strength to the Archuleta family during this sad time.

Solidarity Forever to our Brother Art.

PRO-WORKER RALLIES AND EVENTS OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Union member activism isn't limited to emails and phone calls, although those are very important.  If you're near Albuquerque, Valencia County, Las Cruces, or Santa Fe over the upcoming long weekend, please try to attend at least one of the following events with your family and wear your UNION shirts!