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September 17, 2018

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Posted June 28. 2018

AFL-CIO: Janus decision ‘further empowers corporate elites’

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 27, 2018) — The following statement was released today by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31:

The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, abandons decades of commonsense precedent. In this case, a bare majority of the court, over the vigorous dissent of four justices, has conceded to the dark web of corporations and wealthy donors who wish to take away the freedoms of working people.

Until it is overturned, this decision will be a political stain on what is intended to be the most honorable, independent body in the world. But more importantly, it will further empower the corporate elites in their efforts to thwart the aspirations of millions of working people standing together for a better life.

Carl Condit, Business Manager of IBEW Local 611 added;

“Elections have consequences and this decision is an example of what happens when our members stay home on Election Day.

Although private sector unions like IBEW Local 611 are not directly impacted by the decision, it will have an immediate impact on our friends and allies in the public sector like AFSCME New Mexico and the American Federation of Teachers.  We will stand with our friends as they have stood with us and continue our fight to protect our members from the well-funded attacks on New Mexico’s working families” 

Janus Supreme Court 5-4 Decision Dissenting – Justices Kagen, Ginsburg, Bryer, Sotomayer Pages 55-83

 

Posted June 6, 2018

A Major Victory for IBEW 611 Union Members

In a major victory for IBEW 611 Union members, and a setback for the out-of-State backers of the Sandoval County RTW for Less Ordinance, the case has been remanded back to New Mexico District Court by Chief U.S District Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal.

In the case, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 611, and United Food and Commercial Workers LOCAL 1564, vs. Board of Commissioners of Sandoval County, the Federal Judge ruled in part; “Plaintiffs’ Complaint challenges the Board’s action solely on the basis of state law. This does not raise a federal question. For all of these reasons, the Court finds this case should be remanded.” 

The decision follows an effort by lawyers from the Koch Brothers backed union busters, Americans for Prosperity, to move the case from NM District Court to the Federal Court system in order to provide them more time to drag their unlawful County RTW for Less Ordinances to unwitting County Commissions around NM.

Carl Condit, Business Manager of IBEW Local 611 said in response to the Judge’s order,

This ruling brings us a step closer to justice for our Unions and our members. The fight to defend New Mexico workers will never be over. These are people have picked a dangerous fight with us – be assured we will fight harder”.

 

Posted April 20, 2018

Important Update on County RTW Ordinances

In response to recent efforts by of out of state anti-worker business and political groups to pass local RTW for Less ordinances in counties around New Mexico, the IBEW and the entire Labor Community have come together to vigorously fight these illegitimate attempts to harm working families.

Carl Condit, Business Manager of IBEW Local 611 further described the effort to stop these unlawful ordinances,

“IBEW Local 611 is proud to once again lead the charge against these out of state union busters and we will continue to fight, by any legal means necessary, any effort to undermine our rights to represent our members. I am also proud of our members who have stood tall in our effort to stop the attacks on working families”.

(Link to additional information)

 Posted April 20th, 2018

IBEW, AFL-CIO,

LOCAL 611, and

UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL

WORKERS, AFL-CIO, LOCAL 1564,

Plaintiffs,

v. No.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

OF SANDOVAL COUNTY

(LINK: Documents/Complaint FINAL.PDF)

 

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Posted February 16, 2018

Sandoval County Right to Work for Less Challenged in Court

Carl Condit, Business Manager of IBEW 611 said in response to the lawsuit filed today,

I am proud of IBEW 611 for once again stepping up and leading the fight against attacks on all of our unions and our members. These attempts to destroy our unions and undermine our efforts to protect our members will be met by any legal means necessary and we will stop them in their tracks. If local republican kingpins, financed out of state corporations choose to pick a fight with us be assured – we will fight harder.”

NM Federation of Labor statement here

 

Posted February 16,2018

Central Labor Council

Mayor - Tim Keller
City Council District 3 - Klarissa Pena
City Council District 5 Cynthia Borrego
City Council District 7 - Diane Gibson

 


 

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