City Rejects a Second Labor Union Petition


by Whitney LB Miller

ANCHORAGE - City officials rejected a second petition by a group of labor unions that are looking to repeal a law that would cut union power.

Now labor union representatives say they are headed to court because of this second rejection.

In march the Anchorage Assembly passed a labor rewrite law also known as ordinance 37.

Union members say the ordinance took away many of their rights, for example collective bargaining and their right to strike.

City officials rejected the first referendum petition citing the ordinance is administrative in nature and a referendum would not legally change it.




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