IBEW News

Posted February 15, 2018

 

Governor Susana Martinez Era of Attack on Working Families ends with the Conclusion of the 2018 Legislation Session

 

Repeal of Little Davis Bacon Defeated in 1st Committee

 

Both Versions of Right to Work for Less Defeated in 1st Committee

 

IBEW 611 Business Manager Carl Condit issued the following statement today at the conclusion of the 2018 Legislative session.

“For eight long years we have successfully fought back the attacks on our members by the Martinez administration. Today is the end of the Martinez legislative era – and with it we wish you good riddance! We will always remain vigilant in protecting ourselves from the continued assault on our unions and our members. We win these battles when our members vote. Please join me in expressing our appreciation to all of the Legislators who stood up with us with when it counted.”

 

For a full recap of legislation affecting our members click here     2018 Legis Finale.doc.rtf

 

Once again IBEW 611 leads the way in protecting craftsmen from unscrupulous employers!

Carl Condit, Business Manager of IBEW 611 said today, “I’m proud of our courageous IBEW members who helped us fight back against low road contractors, the Department of Workforce Solutions, and UNM.  I am equally proud of the hard work and diligence of our staff who works to stop New Mexico’s craftsmen from getting their pockets picked by employers who think it is business as usual to short change workers”. 

The New Mexico 2nd District Court has given preliminary approval of a settlement agreement for wage theft that occurred on the UNM Bradbury Science Building from 2007-2009. The settlement provides for the recovery of wages and benefits for over 300 craft workers including employees of DKD Electric, Enterprise Builders as well as 20 other construction contractors.

Condit added, “Once again we have effectively demonstrated our focus and determination to stopping wage theft in the construction industry.   We will continue to aggressively pursue and prosecute contractors who skirt the law and blatantly steal the hard earned money of their own employees. It is wrong and we will continue to fight for our members and our fair contractors who play by the rules”. 

Click this link to read the Court order and important information regarding detailed instructions for receiving settlement.

May 31st, 2017

Another Important Win for our members!

On May 31, 2017, nearly seven years after the UNM Pit Arena project was completed the New Mexico Court of Appeals overturned a NM District Court decision and has upheld workers private right of action to recover underpayment of their wages on NM Public Works projects.

 

Carl Condit, IBEW 611 Business Manager said,” It is critically important to bring wage thieving contractors to justice. When they unlawfully put our hard earned money into their own pockets they must be stopped and that is exactly what we are doing here”.

 In this case, Mosher Enterprises and Flintco West are attempting to defend the underpayment of wages and fringe benefits to their employees and have dragged this case on for over seven years. The recent action by the NM Court of Appeals is a major win for New Mexico Craftsmen and is a clear message to unscrupulous business owners who choose to rob their own employees of their hard earned money.

Read Decision Here

 

Led by IBEW Local 611, the New Mexico Building Trades Council has overcome a major hurdle in Federal District Court in its efforts to recover tens of millions of dollars in underpayment of wages and benefits owed to thousands of New Mexico’s hard working construction craftsmen.

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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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