4.8 million jobs added in June

The June Jobs report exceeded expectations yet again, 4.8 million jobs were added to the U.S. economy and unemployment dropped from 13.3% to 11.1%. This record Jobs Day report crushed forecaster’s expectations by…

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Bill Tracker – Workforce Development

Workforce development: A good education is the first step in developing a quality workforce. Our educational system should be modeled after successful states. We must provide a quality education (including technical…

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Bill Tracker – Public Safety

Public Safety: Safety breeds prosperity. New Mexico’s criminal code and judicial system must be strengthened to: a) Stop ‘catch and release’; and b) Increase enforcement of existing laws. Until New Mexico is…

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Natural Gas: A cornerstone of the New Mexican economy

Commentary By Carla J. Sonntag, President and Founder, New Mexico Business Coalition

As American business continues to move into an ever-evolving 21st century economic landscape, the role of local and grassroots movements has emerged as a principal factor in local economies. As American citizens and stewards of our country’s future, we are all obliged to educate ourselves on current civil, economic, and legislative issues, and to help carry forward our ideals to ensure a better tomorrow for our children. This has always been the American way, and it has helped make us the greatest country on Earth.

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NMBC antes up $20,000 to support right-to-work county legal fights

Published by Albuquerque Business First on 5-23-18, written by Ron Davis.

With four counties on board, efforts to pass right-to-work legislation are heating up in New Mexico.

A local business group wants to keep the heat on.

The New Mexico Business Coalition confirmed to Albuquerque Business First it will contribute $20,000 for the legal defense of counties' decisions to implement right-to-work, which prohibits a company and a union from signing a contract that would require the affected workers to be union members. The contributions came from several businesses. A statement by the Business Coalition to ABF did not name the businesses.

Sandoval, Otero, Lincoln and most recently, Chaves counties have passed right-to-work legislation in New Mexico.

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Right to Work (RTW) Facts for NM County Ordinances

To address misinformation about the Right to Work (RTW) ordinance NMBC is supporting that recently passed in Sandoval and Otero County (and is under consideration in several other counties), consider these answers to the most frequently asked questions.

Will the RTW ordinance affect our teachers, firefighters or police?

No! They are completely unaffected.

The RTW ordinance only affects private sector employees covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), a federal law. No state, county, or municipal employees will be affected by the ordinance in any way.

In fact, hiring halls for construction trades, such as the carpenters or operating engineers, are unaffected. Many employers find the hiring hall arrangements allow them to screen and hire qualified employees, and they are not prohibited by right to work laws in states or counties.

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