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Middle Rio Grande irrigation workers unionize

Posted on AllSides May 3rd, 2024
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May 3—Irrigation workers at the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District voted to form a union with AFSCME Council 18 on Tuesday, according to a news release from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in New Mexico. Council 18 is the umbrella organization for the various city, county, and state locals affiliated with AFSCME. Irrigation systems operators aim to give farmers, ranchers and homeowners access to the water they need. Irrigation workers maintain ditches, operate water systems and work with the public. Workers cited compensation, fairness and respect...

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