|AFSCME Council 18|
On January 31 2013 AFSCME Public Safety came together from across New Mexico for the Fourth Annual Public Safety Blue Breakfast.
After Hearing from leaders in the fields of public safety, members took to the Roundhouse to speak with their elected representatives and senators and ask them to support public safety and ALL public employess by protecting our pension system, giving NM Public Employees a RAISE, and legislating to address high vacancies and low morale in state government.
Public Safety Officers heard from Connie Derr, AFSCME 18 Exec.Director; AFSCME Labor Economist Shane Youtz; AFSCME 18 Chief Counsel; Keynote Speaker Steve Marshall, Federal Bureau of Investigations Chief Division Council / Special Agent; Stephen Perkins, AFSCME Council 18 Board President, Carter Bundy, NM Political Director, and many more active AFSCME leaders from across the state.
Photos from the Blue Breakfast
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New Mexico Corrections Lieutenants have a union!
Council 18 welcomes New Mexico Corrections Department Lieutenants to the AFSCME family. Lieutenants join over 1,500 AFSCME Public Safety Union Members in New Mexico, bargaining collectively over wages, benefits, and terms and conditions of employment.
In a January 23rd 2013 signed order, the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, adopted hearing officer Thomas Griego's findings of fact and conclusions of law refuting New Mexico Corrections Department's arguement that Lieutenants were supervisors and ineligible for coverage under the state's public employee bargaining act.
From the order -
"IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Lieutenants employed by the Department do not meet the statutory definition of supervisors under PEBA, and are therefore not excluded from PEBA's coverage. Furthermore, the Union has shown at least 30% interest among the Lieutenants for representation. Accordingly, the Lieutenants may be appropriately accreted into the existing barganing unit and the Union's Petition shall be and is hereby GRANTED."
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Join AFSCME Public Safety brothers and sisters from across New Mexico Thursday, January 31st at the Fourth Annual Public Safety Blue Breakfast.
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AFSCME Council 18's 3rd Annual Public Safety Blue Breakfast
Thanks to all those who came out to 3rd Annual Public Safety Blue Breakfast!!
AFSCME Council 18 will be holding its 3rd Annual Public Safety Members' Blue Breakfast on January 24, 2012. Please click the link to find out more. Read more >>>
On November 27, an arbitrator ordered the Department of Corrections to reinstate Local 3422 President Lee Ortega! Read more >>>
Local 2499's Peter Koeppe Featured in Public Safety Video
Local 2499's Peter Koeppe was recently featured in the AFSCME International's video from the 2011 Public Safety Congress in Houston.
Please click the link above to check out our new AFSCME Council 18 Public Safety Flyer!
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