Updated: Jun 15, 2012 1:42 PM
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — New Mexico's largest public employee union is suing for the removal of names and salaries from a state-run online database.
The Albuquerque Journal (
http://bit.ly/LgrhJw) reports the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council 18 filed a lawsuit in state District Court in Albuquerque this week.
The group is arguing Gov. Susana Martinez's administration violated state law by adding employee information from the state's Sunshine Portal.
A spokesman for the Republican governor said Thursday the state has the authority to post workers' names and pay.
An attorney representing the AFSCME says portal law protects rank-and-file state employees from having their names associated with their salaries.
Martinez announced in October that names and salaries of all state workers would be posted.
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