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Local News
4:43 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

T-Mobile Found Guilty Of Violating ABQ Workers' Rights

Several cases against T-Mobile are still pending on behalf of workers at a call center in Albuquerque.
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T-Mobile’s corporate policies violated the rights of their employees, including those who work in New Mexico, according to a court ruling this week.

There are 550 people working at a T-Mobile call center in Albuquerque.

Several of them complained to the National Labor Relations Board saying they were prohibited from talking to each other about how much they get paid and other things.

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Local News
6:14 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Fair Share And Right To Work Explained

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Federal law prohibits employers from forcing workers to join unions in order to get jobs.

But in New Mexico, unions can negotiate a fair share agreement. Workers who benefit from what a union has done–negotiated for better wages, for example–can then be required to pay some fees to the union, even if they aren’t dues-paying members.

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KUNM Call In Show
7:31 am
Mon January 12, 2015

LISTEN: What Is A 'Right-to-Work' State And Should New Mexico Become One?

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KUNM Call In Show Thu. 1/15 8a: 

New Mexico lawmakers will consider what is known as "right-to-work" legislation during this year’s legislative session.

What union-related requirements and union activity does current state and federal law allow in the workplace? The public sector? The private sector? What would proposed legislation change and who would benefit? Who would be harmed?

We’d like to hear from you! Email, post your comments online or call in live during the show.  


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9:28 am
Wed October 12, 2011

Maquiladora Series: Poor Working Conditions

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Foreign-owned manufacturing factories along the border in Mexico have been hailed as an economic blessing. But there’s another side to that story.

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