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. […]

Minimum wage doesn’t cut it anymore

By Ned Cantwell: State columnist It had to be a great Labor Day celebration for Carly Fiorina. Closer to home, Louis Caldera and Manny Aragon had a little more sizzle in their barbecue than most. They are just three examples, members of the American Labor Force who were smart enough to figure out something about […]

Rain washes out some Labor Day plans

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksHomer Pena mows his grass Monday afternoon on Wrangler Way. Pena said he planed on having a barbecue with friends and family in the back yard later in the day. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Three days of rain caused most of the holiday weekend to be a washout. But […]

Not all rest on Labor Day

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony BullocksBobo Signs owner Gaylon Bobo, left, and Seth Pritchett apply primer Monday to a Garvey Processing sign on Abilene Avenue. By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Labor Day is just how it sounds to many people in Roosevelt County. The first Monday in September has long been designated as Labor […]