State Union Plan to Sue State 

Maine’s largest state workers’ union plans to sue the state over a freeze in longevity pay.The Maine State Employees Association is holding a news conference on Friday to give details of the lawsuit. The pay freezes are part of Governor Baldacci’s budget balancing package.The union says state employees have been entitled to longevity raises after 15 years of service and then at intervals through 25 years of service. Attorney Jeff Young says the lawsuit cites age discrimination and a violation of the maine constitution’s equal-protection clause.The complaint is now under review by the state human rights commission.