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Editorial: Vote ‘AGAINST’ this unhealthy ordinance

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 12:05am If you read just the first two paragraphs of the proposed Healthy Workforce Ordinance – which would “allow employees to accrue and use sick leave,” and claims “49% of private sector workers and 77% of part-time workers lack paid sick time, which compels them […]

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2017 Albuquerque Metro Election Ballot

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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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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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Guest Column – Sick Leave Comes at Too High a Cost

By Carol Wight – Chief Executive Officer – New Mexico Restaurant Association – Albuquerque Journal-Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 – A recent opinion piece by an Albuquerque restaurant owner shows she is passionately in support of a sick-leave ordinance. Unfortunately, it appears she has not read and analyzed the entire ordinance, or she would have a […]

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Council sends competing sick leave item to mayor

By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer Published: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 8:28pm Updated: Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 10:56pm Copyright © 2017 Albuquerque Journal When Albuquerque voters go to the polls on Oct. 3 they will likely be asked to decide on not one but two sick leave measures. A judge has already […]

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Viewpoint: Businesses, beware ABQ’s toxic sick-leave ballot measure

Jun 1, 2017, 7:08am MDT AQB Business First Jason Espinoza President and CEO, New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry Presumption of employer retaliation. Translation: Employers are guilty of revenge against their employees until proven innocent. Due to this language alone, no Albuquerque employer can ignore or shrug off the paid-sick-leave ballot question, going before […]

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Editorial: Voters should know what they are really voting on

By Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board Monday, May 15th, 2017 at 12:02am Governing by referendum might be good politics, but it’s bad policy. It’s just not a good idea to circumvent the elected body that voters have entrusted to represent them. Sadly, that issue has for now been relegated to the category of academic debate in […]

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Lawsuit targets proposed sick leave ordinance

Albuquerque Journal By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer Published: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 12:23pm Updated: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 10:33pm ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Association of Commerce and Industry and two trade associations filed a lawsuit in state District Court on Monday seeking to have Albuquerque’s proposed sick leave ordinance invalidated. The lawsuit alleges that […]

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