What YOU need to know about the proposed Albuquerque Healthy Workforce Ordinance

As soon as this fall, Albuquerque voters may be voting for mandatory paid sick leave for all Albuquerque employees based solely upon a brief, inadequate, 4-sentence description of a broad-reaching and harmful Ordinance. The so-called Healthy Workforce Ordinance would require all employers, big and small, to provide all employees within the city with paid sick […]

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Your Current PTO Policy…Gone

Under the dictates of the 7-page ordinance there is a statement that “An employer with a paid leave policy that meets or exceeds the requirements of this Ordinance is not required to provide additional paid sick leave or in any way reduce benefits provided to employees.” However…the devil is in the details… Most employers’ existing […]

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2017 Albuquerque Metro Election Ballot

Proposed Ordinance all of page 2/2 (English & Spanish)

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The False Narrative Of The Healthy Workforce Proposal

Guest Op-Eds, Opinion,  August 17, 2017, ABQ Free Press There is a false narrative that anyone who owns a business is sitting on massive piles of cash and can easily afford to pay someone who doesn’t show up for work. BY MATTHEW MONTE There are so many problems with the so-called Healthy Workforce Ordinance that voters […]

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Vote No! Because Albuquerque Had No Public Input

​The public has had no say in designing the PROPOSED sick leave ORDINANCE. There have been no public hearings and no opportunity for voters, businesses, or our elected officials to have their say. There was no transparency involved in the writing of this ordinance. This ordinance was developed behind closed doors by out-of-state union bosses […]

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Vote No! Denver Rejected and So Should Albuquerque

No other city in the entire country has a sick leave policy as expensive and expansive as this ordinance. Other cities, like Denver, rejected similar proposals because they hurt small business and result in fewer jobs. Denver voters reject Initiative 300 mandatory sick leave measure By ANN SCHRADER | The Denver Post PUBLISHED: November 1, […]

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Vote No! Because It Hurts Small Businesses in Albuquerque

This ordinance will be especially hard on small businesses that are already struggling to make ends meet. The last thing small businesses need is another local mandate that will make it harder to keep good workers employed. This ordinance is long, complicated and expensive especially for small businesses without HR departments. If this ordinance passes, businesses […]

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Vote No! Because Albuquerque Ordinance was Written by East Coast Lawyers

The PROPOSED sick leave ORDINANCE was written by New York City lawyers and union bosses behind closed doors and without any public input or review. Then they recruited local Albuquerque organizing groups to present their ordinance to the public as a petition for “sick leave”. This 7 page ordinance is more than sick leave, there […]

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Judge Throws Out Council’s Sick Leave Advisory Question

Albuquerque Journal By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer Published: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 2:27pm Updated: Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 10:31pm State District Judge Alan Malott has ordered Albuquerque to remove its proposed sick leave advisory question from the Oct. 3 ballot, saying that it would likely confuse voters who will be considering […]

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Motion filed to block city on sick leave ballot

Albuquerque JournalBy Maggie Shepard / Journal Staff Writer Published: Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 2:22pm Updated: Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 9:54pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Proponents of a mandatory sick leave law for Albuquerque businesses filed an emergency motion late Thursday trying to block the city from using what they call an illegal ballot for […]

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