ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Two worker rights groups and an Albuquerque voter are asking a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed in April that seeks to keep Albuquerque’s proposed sick leave ordinance off the ballot.
OLÉ, El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos and Rebecca Glenn, all proponents of the ballot initiative, filed motions in state District Court in Albuquerque Thursday seeking to intervene in the case and asking a court to throw out the lawsuit. They contend the suit is without merit.
“We want to prosper and thrive in our communities and have our work respected and honored,” Alicia Saenz, a custodial worker and member of El Centro, said through an interpreter during a news conference in front of the courthouse on Thursday afternoon. “We ask all folks in Albuquerque to unite with us and say no to the greed of these businesses and the associations and say yes to workers.”