Mayor Vetoes Repeal of Anchorage Labor Law

The Anchorage labor law that drew protests from city unions was repealed by the municipal assembly Tuesday night but the repeal was immediately vetoed by Mayor Dan Sullivan.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- The Anchorage labor law that drew protests from city unions was repealed by the municipal assembly Tuesday night but the repeal was immediately vetoed by Mayor Dan Sullivan.


Assembly members voted 7-4 to repeal the measure that limits employee raises and standardizes benefits across unions.


That's one vote short of the number needed to overturn a veto, which means the fate of the labor law could be determined by a public vote.


City unions opposing the labor law gathered signatures for a referendum on the measure.


The assembly voted Tuesday to place the measure before voters in April.


Sullivan also vetoed that.


Sullivan advocates a vote later next year or in 2015.


The matter could be decided by a judge.