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Employers in Albuquerque will not have to offer paid sick leave to workers in the city for the foreseeable future. Sick leave opponents edged out supporters by less than 1 percent. The final tallies in the municipal election rolled in near midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 3. 

Who Calls Police?

Aug 10, 2017
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KUNM Call In Show 8/17 8a: Call now - 505-277-5866 (local in Albuquerque). Not everyone reaches out to law enforcement when they're in danger or when they're victims of a crime. With the federal government trying to crack down on undocumented immigrants in New Mexico, advocates say even more people here are unwilling to call police for help. But this is an ongoing issue here and all over the country.

Op-Ed & Resistance

Mar 9, 2017
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Sun 03/12 7pm: Generation Justice brings you “Op-Ed & Resistance”! This week we are focusing on acts of resistance within our community. We feature an op-ed piece called "NM needs to tap into the spirit of matanza" by Adriann Barboa from Strong Families New Mexico. We also speak with Bill Jordan from New Mexico Voices for Children for a roundhouse update from the legislative session. This week's program features music from local youth hip-hop artists: Mamie Willis, Fiesty, Z, & Gravity. Join us live at 7:00 pm on KUNM 89.9 FM, or online at KUNM.org.

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Advocates have been trying to get a question on the ballot about whether all businesses in Albuquerque should be required to offer paid sick leave to workers. They faced a setback in court on Monday night.

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Advocates wanted voters to make the call about whether all businesses in Albuquerque should be required to offer paid sick leave to their workers. The measure died before the Bernalillo County Commission on Thursday.

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The lack of paid sick leave in the U.S. contributes to the spread of disease and emergency medical costs, according to the American Public Health Association. There are no federal laws about it, but some states and cities have passed their own. Advocates in Albuquerque gathered enough signatures to put the issue before voters in November.