Do AWWU Plumbers Deserve a Pay Raise?

Collective Bargaining Agreements, Fiscal Policy, Recent News — By on August 31, 2011 at 12:39 PM

The Anchorage Assembly voted down the three year nearly 15% increase in wages for plumbers (most at AWWU). Was this the right decision? TheĀ average AWWU plumber receives about $109,000 annually in pay and benefits; the average Anchorage non-AWWU plumberĀ 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.

 

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