Lawsuit targets proposed sick leave ordinance –

Lawsuit targets proposed sick leave ordinance

Albuquerque Journal
By Martin Salazar / Journal Staff Writer
Published: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 12:23pm
Updated: Monday, April 3rd, 2017 at 10:33pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Association of Commerce and Industry and two trade associations filed a lawsuit in state District Court on Monday seeking to have Albuquerque’s proposed sick leave ordinance invalidated.

The lawsuit alleges that the proposed Healthy Workforce Ordinance is “a form of voter fraud” known as logrolling because it lumps 14 different issues as one.

“It’s an unconstitutional ordinance,” said Albuquerque attorney Pat Rogers, the attorney representing ACI, the New Mexico Restaurant Association and NAIOP, an organization that represents commercial real estate developers. The lawsuit also asks a judge to declare the 2012 amendments to the Albuquerque Minimum Wage Ordinance unenforceable, alleging logrolling in that measure as well.

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