Public employees working for Broome County don’t have to worry about being targeted over their political beliefs or contacted unless required by law.

County Executive Jason Garnar signed an Executive Order barring the release of personal contact information for public county employees in response to a recent Supreme Court decision that says unions cannot force employees to pay dues or fees unless they affirmatively sign up to be part of the organization.

This is the second Executive Order signed by Garnar and says no Broome County official or employer can disclose the home addresses, personal telephone numbers or email addresses of a public employee unless by law or under subpoena or court order.

Leaders of the unions representing many county employees, including those employed at SUNY Broome Community College, say they support the executive order and say the measure protects the privacy of their members.

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