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Unions pack Assembly to protest
labor-law rewrite

Anchorage Daily News, by Kyle Hopkins

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Posted By:John c, 2/13/2013 6:37:00 AM

More than 750 people, many representing eight labor groups, clogged the Tuesday night Anchorage Assembly meeting in a sign of the fight to come over Mayor Dan Sullivan´s proposal to weaken city unions. Assembly members voted 7-4 to allow the proposal to proceed to a public hearing on Feb. 26. Assembly members Dick Traini, Paul Honeman, Elvi Gray-Jackson and Patrick Flynn voted to kill the plan outright. Sullivan says the sweeping changes are long overdue and necessary to streamline labor negotiations and deliver city services cheaper and more efficiently.

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Local service Unions trying to stop the tide.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mushroom, 2/13/2013 6:49:46 AM     (No. 9173576)

I´ve always found it a bit odd that Unions pack this and that in some protest. Don´t they have to work like everyone else?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Crosscut, 2/13/2013 6:58:03 AM     (No. 9173589)

Hooray for Mayor Sullivan!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/13/2013 8:10:15 AM     (No. 9173665)

Mayor Sullivan is trying to forestall a future bankrupcy while the unions could care less so long as they can continue getting even more lavish pay and benefits.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MickTurn, 2/13/2013 9:14:31 AM     (No. 9173820)

Response, take a long walk on a short pier.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hotrod, 2/13/2013 9:36:41 AM     (No. 9173881)

I would suggest that some union members develop a work ethic, instead of relying on someone else to improve their lilves!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/13/2013 10:33:15 AM     (No. 9173981)

Union thuggery is widespread in all 57 states.

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