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New Budget Recognizes Those Taking on New Mexico’s Biggest Challenges

With a labor-friendly governor and legislature in place, working people in New Mexico won big in the new state budget.

AFSCME Staff |

New Mexico Council 18 Welcomes Newest EMS Members

The unit of almost 30 workers held an election from March 5-9 to join with the New Mexico council.

Namita Waghray |

Unsung Heroes No More: NM Event Honors Public Safety Workers

AFSCME Council 18 members came together on Jan. 31 to honor public safety officers and their vital contributions to our communities.

Jashua Bane |

New Mexico Public Safety Officers on Front Lines of Compound Raid

Taos County sheriff’s deputies were part of a team of authorities who rescued 11 children from a compound.

AFSCME Staff |

New Mexico State Employees Make the Case for Wage Increases

New Mexico public service workers are celebrating pay raises for state workers, made possible by AFSCME’s effective advocacy.

Jashua Bane |

AFSCME Defeats Raft of Bad Bills Filed in NM

“Our union is taking action,” said Council 18 president Casey Padilla, referring to AFSCME’s successful efforts to stop anti-worker proposals from becoming law in New Mexico. “We're speaking up politically on behalf of workers.”

Carter Bundy and Kevin Brown |

Staffing Woes Continue to Plague New Mexico Prisons

Council 18 and a local news outlet expose Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration’s failure to boost staffing in New Mexico’s state-run prisons.

Kevin Brown |

‘Right-to-Work’ Scam Goes Down Again

An intense week of action by New Mexico labor and community groups helped beat back so-called “right-to-work” legislation.

Kevin Brown |

New Mexico Corrections Officers Avert Uprising

As 100 union members rallied at the State Capitol in support of increased funding to address dangerous understaffing inside New Mexico’s correctional facilities, officers were quelling an uprising at one of the state-run facilities.

Miles Conway and Kevin Brown |