- Associated Press - Sunday, September 21, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More than 2,000 Albuquerque municipal employees say a proposed pay raise by the city would come at the cost of an unapproved contract.

KOAT-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1mvN43I) that representatives for more than 2,000 workers have filed a temporary restraining order against the city.

Mayor Richard Berry’s administration announced earlier this month a 3 percent pay hike following an impasse with union locals representing workers.

Union representative Rocky Gutierrez says the workers do want raises. He says the city is also going to enforce the rest of a contract that the two parties have not been able to agree on since 2010.

City officials say they are reviewing the restraining order and intend to dispute it.

The pay raise was to take effect with paychecks issued Friday.

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Information from: KOAT-TV, https://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html


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