NM Supreme Court to hear arguments in...

NM Supreme Court to hear arguments in unfair wages case

There are 3 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Jun 7, 2011, titled NM Supreme Court to hear arguments in unfair wages case. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

An alliance of craft unions claims the state government has broken its own law by failing to pay the prevailing industry wage on public works projects.

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The Trees

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Jun 7, 2011
"A non-union group, the Associated Contractors of New Mexico, also is asking the court to throw out the lawsuit. Associated Contractors said in its brief that it represents 200 transportation contractors and about 15,000 workers in New Mexico,"

Surprise, surprise. While these shameless SOB's give themselves 6- and 7-digit salaries and beefy bonuses, competent or not, they swear it's a sin to pay their backbone laborers a living wage with benefits. On top of that, it's a more than legitimate question as to how many of these 15,000 "workers" are even allowed to be present in the U.S. There's every reason to believe, also, that many of them are paid so poorly that they receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits. The Associated Contractors of New Mexico want to profit handsomely from cheap (and most likely, illegal) labor while the rest of the citizenry is forced to make up for the difference by providing them food, housing, education and medical care.

Since: Sep 10

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jun 7, 2011
Here we go again with the unions....
Notsofast

United States

#4 Jun 8, 2011
The Trees wrote:
"A non-union group, the Associated Contractors of New Mexico, also is asking the court to throw out the lawsuit. Associated Contractors said in its brief that it represents 200 transportation contractors and about 15,000 workers in New Mexico,"
Surprise, surprise. While these shameless SOB's give themselves 6- and 7-digit salaries and beefy bonuses, competent or not, they swear it's a sin to pay their backbone laborers a living wage with benefits. On top of that, it's a more than legitimate question as to how many of these 15,000 "workers" are even allowed to be present in the U.S. There's every reason to believe, also, that many of them are paid so poorly that they receive taxpayer-funded welfare benefits. The Associated Contractors of New Mexico want to profit handsomely from cheap (and most likely, illegal) labor while the rest of the citizenry is forced to make up for the difference by providing them food, housing, education and medical care.
Ding Ding Ding......we have a winner!

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