Alaska Supreme Court to hear labor law arguments

The Alaska Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments this week over whether an Anchorage labor law can be put to a public vote.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- The Alaska Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments this week over whether an Anchorage labor law can be put to a public vote.

The law passed by the Anchorage Assembly last year limited future raises for municipal labor unions and restricted their ability to strike. Unions initiated a referendum effort, rejected on legal grounds by a city clerk. A lower court allowed the effort to advance, leading to an appeal by the city.
The high court will hear arguments Wednesday over whether the law is too narrow and technical a subject for a referendum.