Teachers union representative: School labor board unnecessary

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools creation of a labor management board Tuesday was in response to the National Education Association’s potential to seek collective bargaining, Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said. The National Education Association, a public sector union, came to Clovis in March to resurrect its following. Consultant Andres Becerra said […]

School board establishes labor board

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education on Tuesday resurrected a local labor management relations board. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the board would serve as a go-between between a union and the district. The board will be made up of three people, Seidenwurm said. One member would be a […]

Local Bataan death march survivor dies

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Physically, John L. Johnson changed during World War II. He was 119 pounds lighter than his normal 215 pounds and three years older when he returned from his ordeal as a prisoner of war in the Philippines during World War II. But his personality defied the starvation, disease and […]

Bingaman, Udall and Teague: Chino mine workers eligible for federal assistance

U.S. Senators Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall, and Representative Harry Teague, today applauded news that the U.S. Department of Labor has determined that workers laid off from the Chino mine are eligible for federal assistance. The New Mexico lawmakers urged then-Labor Secretary Elaine Chao in a December letter to quickly approve any application made for […]

Feb. 13, 2009 Legislative tidbits

Days remaining in session: 36 Measuring state workers: A measure by freshman Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, would measure the productivity of state government employees. An analysis of Senate Bill 158 says labor productivity is defined as “the output per worker-hour of labor.” Further, the bill says “labor productivity would be calculated using Bureau of Labor […]

Residents celebrate Labor Day

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Emily Justus, 7, swings a catfish she caught out into the water Monday morning. Justus said she caught two other fish but let them go because they were too small. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer In 1882 the “workingmen’s holiday” was first celebrated in the U.S. and now, 126 […]

8/31 School Menus

Clovis elementary Monday: Closed for Labor Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Apple pie, cereal, toast, juice and milk. Lunch — Mac and franks, green beans, fruity Jell-O and an oatmeal cookie. Wednesday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit, cereal, toast, juice and milk.

April 6, 2008 Letters to the Editor

Golf enthusiasts encouraged to act Are we going to stand by as the Clovis Municipal Golf Course is abused? Golfers need to get involved. The building is in disrepair, needs painting and the roof leaks. The irrigation system is not effective. The equipment is outdated. The labor force is too small.• Why? There is no […]

Sweet potatoes part of Portales’ past

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico The sweet potato has been a part of Thanksgiving fare for a long time. Sweet potatoes were also a part of the Roosevelt County agriculture scene for nearly a century. Sweet potato crops slowly died out in the 1970s and 1980s around Portales. Growers that are still around aren’t […]

Workforce One Stop Center launched

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Liandro Castillo researches truck driving positions Tuesday in the career resource center at the New Mexico Workforce Connections One Stop Center. An official estimates about 600 people will use the center each week. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Local and state officials and business people gathered Tuesday morning for […]

Oct. 3, 1951

Ralph Wright, Assistant Secretary of Labor, Washington D.C., was expected to make a speech at the 28th annual Convention of the New Mexico State Federation of Labor at the Hotel Clovis. … Coffey Texaco Service, located at 700 W. Seventh St., advised readers to “winterize” their cars in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … A three-room […]

Family starts new tradition

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Esmi Valadez, 7, fishes for catfish with a new fishing pole at Greene Acres Park on Monday with her sisters, Precious, 2, front, and Samantha, 10. Sonia and Roberto Valadez, background, took their daughters to the park for a family picnic on Labor Day. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer […]

Millions making long holiday trips

CNJ Staff Albuquerque — An estimated 34.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Labor Day weekend, most by motor vehicle, according to a AAA New Mexico news release. That’s about the same number as last year but a drop from the 34.8 million who traveled the 2005 Labor Day weekend, […]

Labor Day showcases workers’ pride

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist “The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on Sept. 5, 1883.” — U.S. Department of Labor Web […]

Being big boss takes lots of balance

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Once upon a time, a warlord rampaged throughout the countryside, killing every peasant until only a monk remained. Furious, he ordered the monk brought before him and shouted, “Do you know who I am?” “I am he who can run you through with a sword without even batting an eye!” […]

July 15, 1926

The Clovis-News advised that people driving their cars purely for pleasure should avoid Commerce Way so that wheat haulers can rush the crop to market. … Clovis was selected as the next meeting place for the State Federations of Labor. … A Dr. Chapman offered to help “save your teeth” at his office located over […]

Blair gracefully pulls back from power

By Freedom Newspapers British Prime Minister Tony Blair, after weeks of speculation and leaks about when exactly it would come, has announced he is stepping down as leader of the Labor Party and therefore as prime minister — as of June 27. As the longest-serving prime minister besides Margaret Thatcher in recent British history, he […]

Labor chief visits Clovis today

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor New Mexico Labor Secretary Betty Sparrow Doris is in Clovis today as part of a two-day visit to eastern New Mexico to lay groundwork for a more integrated approach in meeting the state’s employment needs. Doris met Tuesday in Portales with members of the Eastern Area Workforce Development Board. […]

Business Digest: Career expo planned

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The New Mexico Workforce Connection Career Expo 2007 is set for April 13 and 14 at the Clovis Civic Center, according to a Department of Labor document. Employers interested in participating may download a registration form from the New Mexico Department of Labor Web site www.dol.state.nm.us, posted under “job […]

Manufacturing demand gives boost to college

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The growing manufacturing industry in eastern New Mexico is getting a boost from the Department of Labor and Clovis Community College. Government officials announced Monday that Clovis Community College and Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari have been awarded approximately $3.3 million in federal grants from the Department of Labor. […]