- Associated Press - Monday, May 19, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage assemblywoman is rolling out a proposal to repeal Mayor Dan Sullivan’s labor law changes.

The Anchorage Daily News (https://bit.ly/1p7uN9o) 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.


Information from: Anchorage (Alaska) Daily News, https://www.adn.com



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