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Each week, we take a look at the biggest friends and foes of labor. We celebrate the workers winning big and small battles, and we shame the companies or people trying to deny working people their rights. Read more >>>

Central NM Rank and File Dinner, May 14

What: Central NM Rank and File Dinner
When: Saturday, May 14, 5:45 to 8:30
Where: Local 412, 510 San Pedro SE, Albuquerque
Tickets: $240 per table (seats 8), $35 for individual seats
Make checks payable to: Central New Mexico Labor Council
For questions: contact Robin Gibson at larobinabq@gmail.com
or (505) 681-1721


24th Annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, May 14

What: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
When: Saturday, May 14

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive provides letter carriers, other postal employees, and thousands of volunteers across the nation the opportunity to join forces in their local communities.

Click HERE for a very detailed FAQ.


2016 NMFL COPE Convention

What: 2016 NMFL COPE Convention
When: June 24-25
Where:  UA 412 Plumber's and Pipefitter's Union Hall, 510 San Pedro Dr. SE, Albuquerque
Cost: $100 delegate fee (unless affiliate pays per capita through the National AFL-CIO program)
Accommodations: Airport Sheraton for $89 a night
Special events include: karaoke, 50/50 raffle, silent auction, 6th Annual Athletic Challenge, whiffle ball against the Democratic Party, and BBQ
For more info, contact: Maxine Velasquez at maxvel3010@aol.com or 505-507-1483

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Good from Bad Water

Union members have been helping out Flint, Michigan, residents during its water crisis. Read the full article>>>


Wage Theft Seminar, November 18

What: Wage Theft Seminar
When: Wednesday, November 18, 5 to 8 pm
Where: United Worker Center of NM at Somos Un Pueblo Unido, 1804 Espinacitas St., Santa Fe
For more information: Call 505-983-6247 or 505-424-7832


CWA Local 7076 Holiday Food Drive

CWA 7076 is operating a non-perishable food drive for the holidays, coordinating the collection and distribution of donations to food banks in Albuquerque metro, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces areas on a ongoing basis through Wednesday, December 16.

These designated coordinators will collect items from stewards/work sites and drop them off at local food banks and/or homeless shelters:

Albuquerque: Liza Smith, 505-307-5920, liza.smith@cwa7076.org
Las Cruces:
Dave Brunson, 575-621-9703, hooper88001@yahoo.com
Santa Fe:
Danial Degarmo, 505-629-5356, danial.degarmo@cwa7076.org
Toby Tafoya, 505-712-3456, officemanager@cwa7076.org

Members can take their donations to work and leave with any officer or steward. If needed, coordinators can do weekly pick-ups. In Santa Fe, members are welcome to drop off donations directly at the CWA 7076 Hall, 460 St. Michael’s Drive, Suite 1001, Santa Fe.


Volunteers Needed for Tax Help NM

by Mike Swisher

Tax Help NM is a highly successful asset-building program that continues to exceed previous results annually. The program has returned more than $80 million in tax refunds and saved the people of New Mexico over $16 million in tax preparation fees.


A key strategy to increasing the economic success of low-income working families is to help families access the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other tax credits that will boost their income, help them reduce their debt, increase their savings, and/or purchase an asset.

If you are interested in volunteering as a tax preparer or a greeter, please contact Mike Swisher: mike.swisher@uwcnm.org, (505-245-1720) or Jeffrey Ledbetter: Jeffrey.ledbetter@uwcnm.org, (505-247-3671). Training is provided.


Nurses Cry Foul On UNM Hospital Policies

from KUNM

Some of the nurses at the University of New Mexico Hospital say they are understaffed, overworked, and overlooked by the hospital’s management.

At a press conference in front of UNM Hospital....



 

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 A Moral Monday documentary from Santa Fe, New Mexico by Mariana Nonino

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The New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO represents more than 110,000 members of 30 unions and community affiliates throughout New Mexico.  The mission of the New Mexico Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of working families:to bring economic justice to the workplace and social justice to our state and the nation. Read more >>>

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