Center On Law And Poverty http://kunm.org en Group Alleges New Mexico Agency Discriminates Against Non-English Speakers http://kunm.org/post/group-alleges-new-mexico-agency-discriminates-against-non-english-speakers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://nmpovertylaw.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="target_blank">New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> alleges the state's </span><a href="http://www.dws.state.nm.us/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="target_blank">Department of Workforce Solutions</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> — the entity responsible for unemployment benefits — is violating federal civil rights laws by discriminating against non-English speakers.</span></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 15:48:22 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 33685 at http://kunm.org Group Alleges New Mexico Agency Discriminates Against Non-English Speakers New Mexico Workers' Compensation Laws May Exploit Dairy Workers http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-workers-compensation-laws-may-exploit-dairy-workers <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The injury occurred on the job. A bull mounted a cow, and the worker was pinned against the stall. That led to a bloody and severe shoulder injury, surgery, and an inability to work.</p><p>“I went almost one month without work, and then after that, they called me back, but I was in no condition to work,” says this worker. He’s asked us not to use his name because it could jeopardize his ability to find future work in the small, New Mexico town of Portales.&nbsp; “I would bleed at work, and that’s how they had me working at the dairy.”</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31559 at http://kunm.org New Mexico Workers' Compensation Laws May Exploit Dairy Workers New Mexico Farmworkers May Be Victims Of Illegal Pay Practices http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-farmworkers-may-be-victims-illegal-pay-practices <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>You wake up at three in the morning. In El Paso. You board a bus, and spend the rest of your day herding livestock, picking chilies, or milking cows. Then, at the end of the day, you’re handed cash for your work, but it may not be enough.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:53:27 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31558 at http://kunm.org New Mexico Farmworkers May Be Victims Of Illegal Pay Practices New Mexico Agricultural Survey Reveals Labor Abuses http://kunm.org/post/new-mexico-agricultural-survey-reveals-labor-abuses <p>New Mexico's agricultural workers face low pay, dangerous conditions, and have few laws to protect them from abuse. Those allegations are contained in a new <a href="http://nmpovertylaw.org/WP-nmclp/wordpress/WP-nmclp/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Report-FINAL-PDF-2013-06-28.pdf" target="_blank">report</a> from the <a href="http://nmpovertylaw.org/?page_id=151" target="_blank">New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty</a>.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31508 at http://kunm.org