Category Archives for Why Vote No

Trick Leave: Written by Lawyers for Lawyers

If anyone has read the 2000 word “trick leave” ordinance, they would easily come to the conclusion that it is written by lawyers for lawyers. The protections for workers are thinly-veiled land mines for employers to get tripped up on and land in court facing their employees, now their accuser. The “trick leave” ordinance allows […]

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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 petition 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 […]

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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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Vote No! Because Albuquerque Had No Public Input

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 ​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 […]

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Vote No! Denver Rejected and So Should Albuquerque

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 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 […]

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Vote No! Because It Hurts Small Businesses in Albuquerque

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 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 […]

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

Share0 Tweet0 Share0 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 […]

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