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It was a shocking and disturbing move, Governor Susana Martinez recently vetoed all funding for higher education in New Mexico. That’s right: ALL funding. TAKE ACTION, tell her no more cuts for students and essential public services. CLICK http://nomorecutsnm.com/

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka issued the statement Thursday while negotiators were meeting behind closed doors for a third straight day.
Sisters and Brothers of New Mexico Labor, It's Convention time! Let's meet in Santa Fe June 9th and 10th, elect our leaders and map out our tactics in the fight for workers' justice! We MUST make New Mexico "UNION STRONG" in 2017.

Trumka’s posture toward Trump is not one of total opposition. He’s skeptical and suspicious, certainly. In addition to thinking Trump has gone Wall Street as president, Trumka fears that Trump will gut labor safety regulations and thinks he probably can’t bring jobs back to the coal fields in huge numbers.

Read the full article in The Daily Beast.

Donald J. Trump made coal miners a central metaphor of his presidential campaign, promising to “put our miners back to work” and look after their interests in a way that the Obama administration did not. Now, three months into his presidency, comes a test of that promise.

Unless Congress intervenes by late April, government-funded health benefits will abruptly lapse for more than 20,000 retired miners, concentrated in Trump states that include Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Many of the miners have serious health problems arising from their years in the mines.

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.

New Mexico Labor: gather at the Roundhouse on Saturday 3/18 - the last day of the 2017 Regular Session from 10AM to 12 PM. Stand and recognize the legislators who stood for us.

The 60 session has been a battle for the dignity and character of our state. Our progressive legislators stood strong for the citizens. Together, we helped legislators:

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.

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** ACTION ALERT **

Public hearings on two anti-worker bills this Saturday! If you cannot attend in person, please scroll down for a list of legislators to call or email!

House Bill 432 is so-called “Right to Work” legislation—attacking workers’ rights to organize for better wages, health benefits, retirement security and safer working conditions.