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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.

January 12, 2017

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contact Miles Conway
505-455-2853

New Mexico Labor Applauds President Obama for Creating New National Monuments Celebrating the Civil Rights Movement

As New Mexico prepares to mark the 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday with celebrations across the state, President Barack Obama is designating three new National Monuments that preserve historic landmarks of pivotal Civil Rights actions.

"Solidarity with our Community" Holiday Party, December 18


W
hat: NMFL's annual holiday party
When: Sunday, December 18, 2 pm 
Where: Center for Progress and Justice, 1420 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe

Election Recap: You Win Some, You Lose Some

from Jon Hendry, NMFL President

Sheet metal worker and 9/11 first responder Joe Rabito takes 14 medications a day so he can breathe. Joe was one of the tens of thousands of first responders in New York City who went out to help survivors of the World Trade Center attacks.

These people, many of them union members, are still feeling the physical and mental long-term health effects from the work they did as first responders. 

This is why the Zadroga Act, which provides permanent health care and compensation to 9/11 survivors and first responders, is so important. 

Help Labor WIN THIS ELECTION—Make $12/Hour Phone Banking and Canvassing!

by Miles Conway, AFSCME Council 18
This could be you, getting out the vote for labor.In some districts, the election can come down to a handful of votes. You have the power to make sure our UNION VOTE MATTERS.

Union Brothers and Sisters,

Here we go. Governor Martinez has at last called for a legislative special session beginning tomorrow to tackle a budget deficit in the hundreds of millions.

The challenge we face: Governor Martinez will propose massive cuts from everyday New Mexicans in order to protect tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations and the wealthy class who have funded her agenda for the last six years.

Based on exit poll data for the 2012 election, over 70% of African American women voted in the election, 65.6% of white women, 62.6% percent of white men and 61.4% of African American men voted in the same election. “The reason why Black women made the difference is because we bring our entire household to the polls with us” said Carmen Berkley, director of Civil, Human and Woman’s Rights, AFL-CIO. “An investment in Black women is an investment in a number of different people within a particular household.”