Petition seeks repeal of Anchorage labor law

Apr 21, 2013 -- 12:00pm


- ANCHORAGE,  Alaska (AP) - Critics of Anchorage's new municipal labor law are mounting another effort to repeal it. The Anchorage Assembly last month eliminated the right to strike by eight city unions and took away performance bonuses and incentives in future city contracts. The measure also limits annual pay hikes and creates a system for outsourcing certain city work. The city last week rejected a petition for a referendum by voters on repeal of the ordinance.
Union leaders and others are trying again with a revised petition. Anchorage's teachers union President Andy Holleman says technical flaws with the original petition were fixed. The city has 10 days to respond. Holleman says that if the city rejects the petition, sponsors will challenge the rejection in court.

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