IBEW News

August 1, 2017

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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 Election

Attention all  IBEW Members Residing in

Sandoval County

Sandoval County Commissioners Jay Block and David Heil have proposed a Sandoval County so-called right to work ordinance.

We know this RTW ordinance will only benefit big, out of state corporations at the expense all of us.

It is important for all of us in the IBEW to attend the county commission meeting on Oct 5 at 4:30 and voice our opposition to this waste taxpayer money.

Tell the Commission to focus on rebuilding our infrastructure, improve our schools, and reduce crime instead of wasting taxpayer dollars attacking our working families

Please help by attending the Sandoval Commission meeting on:

Thursday, Oct 5, 10/5/2017

Try and get there by 4:30 PM

1500 Idalia Road, Bernalillo, NM 87004.

Wear your IBEW Colors/ Pack the House!

 

 !STAND UP and BE COUNTED!

!! VOTE !!

Tired of Albuquerque’s work going to Mayor Berry’s developer buddies?

Join us and help elect our endorsed candidates for Mayor and City Council. With your vote we can take our City back!

Central Labor Council Endorsed Candidates

Mayor - Tim Keller
City Council District 3 - Klarissa Pena
City Council District 5 Cynthia Borrego
City Council District 7 - Diane Gibson

Early voting sites: http://www.cabq.gov/voting-elections/election-information/voting-locations-2017-election#early-voting-locations

Early Voting is available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, from Sept. 13 to Sept. 29, 2017.

 

Sisters and Brothers,

The ABQ City Elections are right around the corner, please join us to help elect our endorsed candidates for Mayor and City Council. We're working from the AFSCME Lujan Union Hall, every week, Monday - Thursday (4PM - 8PM)

Central Labor Council Endorsed Candidates


Mayor - Tim Keller
City Council District 1 - Ken Sanchez
City Council District 3 - Klarissa Pena
City Council District 5 - Cynthia Borrego
City Council District 7 - Diane Gibson

What:     Labor 2017 Volunteer Shifts

When:     Monday - Thursday (4pm-8pm)

$12.00/hour for union members

Where:   AFSCME Council 18
1202 Pennsylvania St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Contact Don Manning @ 505-715-1376

TEXT WORK to AFLCIO (235246) to join our text action team. (Message and data rates may apply.)

 

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