NM Federation Of Labor Appoints New Leadership

New Mexico Federation of Labor Secretary-Treasurer Ashley Long swears in Vince Alvarado as the new President of the state labor federation. Courtesy photo
NMFL News:
ALBUQUERQUE  The New Mexico Federation of Labor released the following statement:
“On March 20, the New Mexico Federation of Labor Executive Board unanimously appointed Vince Alvarado to lead the state labor federation as their new President. Alvarado is the Business Manager and Financial Secretary for Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART) Local 49, a position he has held since 2010. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the SMART Local 49 Health Plan and Joint Apprenticeship and Training Council. Alvarado is a third-generation sheet metal worker originally from El Paso, Texas and served in various leadership roles on the job and with his union for over two decades.
NMFL Secretary-Treasurer Ashley Long said, “The energy behind our Executive Board’s decision to appoint Vince as our new President was so enthusiastic and positive. There is a strong sense of unity that is growing and expanding across the New Mexico labor movement right now, and Vince is the exact leader we need. We are a well-balanced, diverse leadership team that will work with our Executive Board to keep labor in New Mexico moving forward in a positive way. Together we will keep up the momentum to grow a stronger movement for New Mexico working families.”
NMFL President Vince Alvarado said, “The New Mexico labor movement has become more and more united ever since we joined together to defeat so-called right to work legislation four sessions ago, when we didn’t have the Governor or the House on our side. Our movement has been doing well, but there is always room for improvement. There was a lot of good energy when our Executive Board appointed me to lead the federation and there is a lot of potential to keep making our state better for working people.”