TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation […]

Commissioner bids farewell

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Thomas Garcia Quay County Commision Chairman Franklin McCasland adjourned his final meeting on Friday in the company of friends and co-workers.

Workers persevere every time

Baxter Black “A good day’s work is a good day’s work.” Labor Day 2010 finds us with our head down, shoulders to the wheel, noses to the grindstone and 10 percent unemployment. The high unemployment is not because we don’t know how to work. We do! The proof is our high productivity per capita. Today […]

Can daycare help economic development?

By QCS Staff Does Tucumcari need more child daycare services? David Buchen, director of the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, said based on conversations with the community, the answer is yes. On Friday, there will a day-long seminar to look at this question. The keynote speaker will be Saskia Traill, a nationally […]

Help wanted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Department of Labor says summer jobs available for teenagers and adults in Quay County. Tucumcari’s economy is a service economy, according to New Mexico Department of Labor employment representative Bill Griffin. Griffin tries to find jobs for Quay County residents who come into his office on West Route 66 […]

U.S. Supreme Court decision may make it harder for older workers to get jobs

It would be ironic if it weren’t so sad. Just as market conditions are making older workers more attractive to an increasing number of employers, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down a decision that is likely to make older workers less attractive. That wasn’t the intention, of course, but sometimes the law of unintended consequences […]

Governor declares county in state of emergency

By Tova Fruchtman Governor Bill Richardson signed an executive order after the snowstorm Tuesday declaring a state of emergency in seven New Mexico counties, including Quay. The county will be eligible for a 75 percent reimbursement for expenses incurred while dealing with the storm. County Manager Terry Turner said most of the county’s expenses will […]

Labor Day: Our nation’s workforce deserves better

It’s Labor Day: a holiday that has been set aside to provide a day of rest for the American worker. Today, most of us will relax, perhaps spend some time at the beach or barbecue some steaks. Tuesday morning we’ll return to our work, as past generations did after their Labor Day rest, forced back […]