Assemblywoman Proposes Anchorage Labor Law Changes
An Anchorage assemblywoman is rolling out a proposal to repeal Mayor Dan Sullivan’s labor law changes.
The Anchorage Daily News reports Jennifer Johnston is proposing a substitute that would restore some provisions eliminated by the law backed by Sullivan.
Sullivan’s measure limited strikes, limited raises to the rate of inflation plus 1 percent and eliminated binding arbitration.
Labor organizations organized a repeal effort that voters will consider in November.
Johnston, an ally of Sullivan, says she wants to avoid spending $400,000 on the referendum. She also says she’s concerned voters will overturn the measure, which would bar the assembly from re-enacting it for two years.
Johnson’s version would restore some rights to strike, eliminate provisions that allowed the city to outsource union work and restore binding arbitration language.
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