AFSCME Council 18


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The safest and most electric place to be in New Mexico today was at AFSCME Council 18's 6th Annual Public Safety Blue Breakfast, in Santa Fe.

More than 70 public safety officers from around New Mexico, including state and county adult and juvenile corrections officers and probation and parole officers, University campus police, municipal police officers, and municipal and regional 911 dispatchers, came to the state's capitol to network, share information, hear from experts in the public safety field, then lobby their elected officials at the state's Roundhouse.

The theme of this ever-growing annual legislative event was, "The Public Safety Life: Finding Balance in a High Stakes, High Stress Profession".

Presenters included Dr. Troy Rogers, a clinical psychologist with an expertise in police psychology and law-enforcement, and PORAC Legal Defense Fund Plan Administer Ed Fishman and PORAC trustee and police officer Kerry Condon. AFSCME International's assistant director of research and collective-bargaining, Mike Messina, presented on national trends and federal legislation affecting public safety.

"There were several new locals who attended today, which is a great indicator that...

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The 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy will be held from June to December of this year.


January 20th, 2015:

The week of January 12, 2015, the State issued an additional 884 checks, to both current and former employees. To date, the State has conducted six special payrolls and issued approximately 5,800 checks. The next special payroll is scheduled for the week of January 26, 2015.

AFSCME membership continues to seek further information and keep the pressure on to complete the back payments as quickly as possible.'

See the latest update here:

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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