Do AWWU Plumbers Deserve a Pay Raise?

The Anchorage Assembly voted down the three year nearly 15% increase in wages for plumbers (most at AWWU). Was this the right decision? The average AWWU plumber receives about $109,000 annually in pay and benefits; the average Anchorage non-AWWU plumber gets about $68,000 annually(not including benefits, if any). If you want to know what your public employee plumbers make go to: http://www.alaskapolicyforum.org/resources/municipality-of-anchorage/flowchart42/.

You decide if current wages are fair and what you think the pay raises, if any, are deserved. By the way, our military members will onlyget a 1.6% pay raise next year.