DISMISSED! Judge Gomez Rules In Favor Of Government; Upholds 8% Pay Cut (Court Documents Attached)
District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez Thursday ruled in favor of the Government and has upheld the 8% pay cut imposed on government employees as part of the Territory’s “austerity” plan.
The suit was filed by several of the unions affected after the Virgin Islands Economic Sustainability Act (VIESA) was enacted last July, resulting in an across-the-board 8% pay cut for government employees; incentives for early retirement for employees with 30 or more years of service; the requirement that those long term employees pay an additional 3% a year into the retirement system; and giving the government the ability to divert and borrow significant funds for its operation.
We are reviewing these documents, and will update our reporting throughout the day. Meanwhile, for your review, are Judge’s Gomez’s ruling and judgement documents.