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Is Your Industry Represented By a Union? JOIN IT!

In New Mexico, as of 2015, only 6.2% of employees--in both private and public sector workforces--were members of a union. About 41% of our state's teachers are members. Both of those numbers are much low for our own good; for the good of all New Mexico workers.

Added by Kris Nielsen on June 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Mental Health Must Be a NM Priority

The police have been supportive and caring.  The paramedics have been kind and patient.  The social workers have called to let us know they will get to us as soon as they can.  NM Solutions has tried to help, and gets stuck at barrier after barrier.  And, still, we can get no effective treatment resources for our adult daughter.  


New Mexico is in trouble, because what my family is now experiencing first-hand,…


Added by Kris Nielsen on June 6, 2016 at 3:45pm — No Comments

The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race

Hanna Skandera tells us, in a recent Albuquerque Journal guest editorial, what should have been an inspirational and heart-warming story about her glory days in track, when she trained for months for that one big cross-country race at the end.  She came in second.  It’s implied that the rest of them were ranked-and-filed as, I assume, winners and losers?

There are two…


Added by Kris Nielsen on March 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Martinez to Teachers: Are You Sick? Get to Work!

The Albuquerque Journal, the leadership of APS, and the Governor of New Mexico have mind-boggling problems using logic to support their claims.

In an article from February 12, the Journal states: “New Mexico’s new teacher…


Added by Kris Nielsen on February 14, 2014 at 1:17pm — 3 Comments

Hanna Skandera’s Reforms Cause More Than 'Discomfort'

Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera recently wrote an editorial to the Albuquerque Journal stating more untruths, vague ideas, and plenty of blame against those who are questioning her initiatives.  She suggests that there will be some “discomfort” during her period of reforms.  I suggest that discomfort isn’t the problem; what we’re fighting against is the…


Added by Kris Nielsen on January 8, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

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