City, Unions Argue Anchorage Labor Law in Court

A battle over a new Anchorage labor ordinance is going through court, where a Superior Court judge is to decide whether or not voters should get an opportunity to repeal the law through a referendum.

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ANCHORAGE- A battle over a new Anchorage labor ordinance is going through court, where a Superior Court judge is to decide whether or not voters should get an opportunity to repeal the law through a referendum.
The city and two labor unions have presented preliminary filings, and oral arguments are set for Aug. 19.
The fight stems from a lawsuit targeting a rewrite of the labor law spearheaded by Mayor Dan Sullivan. The ordinance was narrowly passed by the Anchorage Assembly in March.
The new law limits annual raises for city employees, restricts incentive pay and bonuses in future contracts and takes away the right to strike.
The city rejected a referendum proposed by workers and labor officials, setting up the unions' legal challenge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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