AFSCME Council 18


AFSCME members, here's some truth. There are some candidates who support working families and our public service careers better than others.

Last night New Mexico primary voters came out in record numbers and placed a slew of working family supportive candidates onto the November ballot, and New Mexico women led the way.

If you're motivated to protect our pensions, see fair raises, and have the tools necessary to perform our jobs, then get motivated, get registered to vote, and start volunteering for the working family candidates who support New Mexico, and support your careers.

Here is the wrap up from last night's NMPrimary!

Federal Races

Secretary Clinton carried New Mexico with 52% of the vote. AFSCME members and staff volunteered in phonebanks and canvasses for Hillary for America in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces, as well as emailing and mailing our entire membership multiple times about the endorsement.

DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Lujan (CD3) and Democratic incumbent Michelle Lujan Grisham (CD1) were unopposed. The sister of AFSCME ally and State Senator Bill Soules, Merrie Lee Soules, was unopposed in her quest for the Democratic nomination in CD2 to take on Tea Party Republican incumbent Steve Pearce. There are no U.S. Senate races in 2016 in New Mexico.

Statewide Race

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AFSCME New Mexico Public Safety members helped to produce this documentary about the true spirit of law enforcement in America.


Local 601 President Adam Keck and Local 923 President Sammy Marquez assisted in production for the New Mexico filming, recruited community members to appear in the filming, and appear in the final production.

Proud To Protect and Serve

AFSCME Law Enforcement Documentary

AFSCME Council 18 is glad to share this film with you today in honor of National Police Week, and in memory of dedicated Peace Officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Peace Officers Memorial Day is May 15th.

In Unity


We know that the road has been long, that change has come too slow, and that Income Support Division (ISD) staff are under unacceptable pressures to do their jobs in the face of systematic ambush.

AFSCME has send this letter to the USDA requesting they investigate the systemic failures that have gone unaddressed by the Martinez administration for too long.


CLICK here to READ about the April 28 Court case where New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty is requesting a Federal Monitor to oversee ISD. AFSCME members and ISD staff are under federal subpeona to reveal the truth of what is happening within the system.

Watch this page for updates following the Federal Court hearing.

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AFSCME Council 18 represents more than 15,000 public employees across New Mexico. We perform many of the state's most important jobs—from childcare providers to corrections officers—and work to make sure our rights, our families and our communities are protected. To learn more about our union and meet our members, please take a moment to watch the following video. 

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