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“New Mexico’s Union workers filed suit today to invalidate a poorly constructed Sandoval County ordinance designed to disable the ability of New Mexico workers to bargain for fair wages and benefits for their families.
Next Week at Roundhouse: An Attack on Local Government Ability to Protect Citizen Well Being, and Right to Work for Less

The Donald Trump Labor Department is proposing a rule change that would mean that restaurant servers and bartenders could lose a large portion of their earnings.

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.”
AFL-CIO president, Richard Trumka, published a new column on Huffington Post. He writes how Hillary roots for working people and why working people are championing her in tonight's presidential debate.

Labor 2016 Statewide Schedule and Locations

During September and October, we're continuing to get out the union vote for candidates who support working families! See flier below for details, locations, and schedule.

Las Cruces Tune-Up Tuesday, September 20