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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.

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.

Brothers and Sisters, please spread the word!

** 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.

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.

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.