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Even though Sandoval County's "Right to Freeload" ordinance is not on the October 19th agenda, we still need you there to speak out and tell commissioners to stop wasting tax payer money and attacking our family's wages with this anti-worker ordinance, so called "right to work."
Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sandoval County commissioners Jay Block and David Heil believe that it’s okay to waste your tax dollars.

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

The AFL-CIO was particularly outraged by the provision that said voters who stayed home for union elections would be counted as casting a “no” ballot. “If political elections were held in this fashion, virtually no one would have been elected, because the number of people who stay home, leave ballot sections blank or vote for someone else outstrips the number of votes officeholders receive,” the AFL-CIO wrote in response to a pro-ERA op-ed.

The gains in pay for chief executives and President Trump's pledge to deregulate and cut corporate tax rates sets the stage for perhaps the most consequential moment for corporate governance since the financial crisis of 2008. Rising executive compensation only widens the gap between top executives and most American workers. Mr. Rutledge, for instance, made 2,617 times the average American worker’s salary of $37,632, according to figures maintained by the AFL-CIO.

“Trump’s budget is the most significant betrayal yet of the working people he claims to support,” AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said. “This budget is a blueprint for how to rig the rules of the economy to favor the wealthy and corporations, while taking away our freedoms and protections at work.”

Read the full article in People's World.

Tefere Gebre, Executive Vice-President of the AFL-CIO, writes "our democracy suffers not from voter fraud, but voter suppression and disenfranchisement."

It was deja vu all over again at the annual shareholder meeting Wednesday for Mondelez International, a global snack food company known for brands like Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.

Read the full article in the Chicago Tribune.

Roswell, N.M. – Organizations representing working families will announce the launch of a new political alliance to defend public services for residents of Roswell and Chaves County on Monday, May 22, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at Roswell City Hall, 425 N. Richardson.
Join a Picket Line: Can you join striking workers at a picket line at a retail store Friday, Saturday or Sunday? Pickets are happening in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Farmington and more! INFO: Mike Salazar at 505-204-6037 or Glenda Winternheimer 505-573-4153

Alyssa Battistoni writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education: 

"Our intention is not to starve Yale out or close down discussion by inflicting violence upon ourselves. Quite the contrary: We are fasting to draw attention to Yale’s continued refusal to sit down and have a conversation with us about our union, our issues, and our contracts. This is why I joined the fast."

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