NM Appeals Court Rules State Improperly Withheld Raises

Law360, New York (August 10, 2012, 3:25 PM EDT) -- The New Mexico Court of Appeals on Wednesday ruled that state unionized employees were entitled to backpay, upholding arbitration rulings that found the government had improperly failed to pay agreed-upon salary increases for workers in 2009.

In a 2-1 decision, the state appeals court found the Bernalillo County district court did not err in affirming an arbitration decision without an independent review of the facts, upholding the payment of salary increases to American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Council 18 and the Communications Workers...
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