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Nationally, 150 working men and women die each day because of their work, never to return home to their families and loved ones.

Rep.-elect Conor Lamb made national waves with an improbable win last week in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District.

In January, I was invited to serve on President Donald Trump’s manufacturing council, along with my boss, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. At the time, I was deputy chief of staff at the AFL-CIO (the largest federation of trade unions in America) and a spokesperson for the organization on trade, manufacturing, and economic policy. President Trumka and I agreed to serve because we believed — and still do — that working people should have a voice in crucial government decisions affecting their jobs, their lives, and their families.

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump stood in the lobby of his tower on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and again made excuses for bigotry and terrorism, effectively repudiating the remarks his staff wrote a day earlier in response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, Va.
TAKE ACTION! Sandoval County Commissioner Jay Block (District 2) and Dave Heil (District 4) are working on a so-called "right to work" bill to take away Sandoval County workers’ freedom to negotiate a fair return on our work.

The New Mexico Federation of labor convention has unanimously re-elected Jon Hendry and Maxine Velasquez to their top leadership posts on the executive board.

Congratulations and solidarity forever. Your newly elected NMFL executive board:

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
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.

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/