House bill guarantees wages

By Sandra Baltazar Martinez: The New Mexican House Labor and Human Resources Committee members approved a bill aimed at protecting New Mexico employees from wage theft. House Bill 489 sponsored by State Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Albuquerque, was approved with a 4-2 vote Tuesday. Among other provisions, the bill aims to guarantee that workers get their […]

State workers’ union not pushing pay issue

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican

First person: Life on the greens

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jimmy Dominguez says New Year’s Day is just another day. Jimmy Dominguez, 60, is one of the few city workers who worked on New Year’s Day. As the greens supervisor at the Clovis Municipal Golf Course, Dominguez spent the day working in the pro shop, which he does part-time as […]

Former Giant walks for recovery workers

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom New Mexico George Martin was a Giant on the field, and he’s also a giant off the field. Martin is walking across the country, more than 3,500 miles in total, to benefit the rescue and recovery workers from the World Trade Center attack on Sept. 11, 2001. He passed his journey’s […]

Service to others ‘noble’

What needs to change about Clovis? Gina Hochhalter wants to see a change in attitude among workers. “I’m many times disappointed with how workers view work, as if serving people doesn’t matter or is somehow ‘less than,’ she wrote in an e-mail. “Service to others is the MOST noble

Walls won’t solve problems on immigration

By Freedom New Mexico The seizures have begun. The federal Department of Homeland Security has begun filing condemnation lawsuits to take property along the Texas border so it can try to fence this country off from Mexico. The first lawsuits were filed earlier this month, beginning with people who hadn’t allowed government workers on their […]

Bilingual services offered for voters

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Bilingual services are available for voters in the March 4 Curry and Roosevelt county elections. Spanish-language voters will have the aid of bilingual precinct workers and an translating device at each of the precincts. Called AutoMARK, the device has an audible and visual translation of the ballot for voters, […]

Deporting illegal workers would put U.S. in bind

By Freedom Newspapers We can testify that many Americans have powerful feelings about illegal immigrants and desire both stronger enforcement of existing immigration laws and ways to identify and if possible deport as many as possible of those workers who are here without proper legal authorization. Thus there is considerable support for the Bush administration […]

Railroad underwent turmoil during early 1920s

By Don McAlavy: Columnist On Oct. 30, 1921, some of the workers in the railroad yard of the Santa Fe Railroad went on strike. Back in May of 1921 the railroad had ordered a 20 percent wage cut. Dr. I. D. Johnson, a retired Clovis dentist, in 1982 said he went to work for the […]

Immigration bill start toward right direction

By Freedom Newspapers This year’s congressional debate over immigration has begun with the introduction last week of a House bill that would stiffen enforcement and worker verification procedures, set up a guest worker program and offer a path to citizenship for the 11 million to 12 million workers who are already in this country illegally. […]