Class Action Suit Seeks to Force Public Safety Pay Raises; Show Cause Hearing Set

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Guam – Superior Court Judge Micheal Bordallo today [Thursday] ordered the Camacho Administration to implement the 10% pay raise for public safety employees, or to show cause why the pay raise should not be implement at a hearing scheduled for December 16th.

The Show Cause order was the result of a class action lawsuit filed Monday by Attorney Denial Somerfleck on behalf of the more than 500 public safety employees who were due for their third  10% pay increase provided by Public Law 29-105. The increase was supposed to take effect October 15th.

Read Somerfleck’s Declaration

Read Alternative Writ of Mandate

Read Petition for Alternative Writ of Mandate

The Camacho Administration explained at the time that the raises were not included in the budget because the decision was made to provide funding for the implementation of the Hay Study pay raises which would apply to  more than 6,000 GovGuam employees.

Governor’s Spokesman Shawn Gumataotao told PNC News at that time that the law says that increase would be implemented only if the money is available, and no money was available.

Again, the show cause hearing is slated for December 16th before Superior Court Judge Bordallo.

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