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New Mexico high court orders back pay for state workers

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Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013 9:38 pm | Updated: 12:21 am, Fri May 31, 2013.

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that thousands of state workers covered by union contracts are owed back pay and raises totaling millions of dollars.

The state’s highest court affirmed a Court of Appeals’ decision that says about 11,000 state workers are entitled to retroactive pay increases because former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration didn’t follow union contracts in distributing money provided by the Legislature about five years ago.

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3 comments:

  • Ranch Girl posted at 5:53 am on Fri, May 31, 2013.

    Ranch Girl Posts: 5

    Woohoo! A little chunk of unexpected change!

     
  • ohmyword posted at 3:16 pm on Thu, May 30, 2013.

    ohmyword Posts: 4

    Thank you, N.M. Supreme Court!

     
  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 3:07 pm on Thu, May 30, 2013.

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