Appellate Court Nixes Bloomberg Orders Curbing Union Pay

Law360, New York (May 29, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT) -- A New York appellate court on Tuesday deep-sixed orders issued last year by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that would have sharply curbed pay and benefits for unionized city employees after electricians, plumbers, operating engineers and other skilled laborers claimed they were imposed without notice or consent.

A unanimous appellate panel in New York City's First Department, a mid-level appellate court, upheld the annulment of Mayoral Personnel Orders No. 2012/1 and 2012/2, issued in April 2012.

The ruling affirmed trial court Judge Manuel J. Mendez's...
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