Archive for the ‘Collective Bargaining Agreements’ Category

The ML&P Buyout by Chugach Electric Will Shock Anchorage Wallets

In the upcoming Anchorage election, voters are being asked to vote on the proposed buyout (Proposition 10) of the Anchorage Municipal Light & Power (ML&P) by Chugach Electric. What prompted this buy-out proposal and will consumers benefit from it? First, some background. ML&P serves the urban...
March 15th, 2018 | Accountability, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Recent News | Read More

The Most Dangerous Jobs in America and Alaska

Lately we’ve heard a lot of talk about how dangerous some of our Municipality of Anchorage jobs are, especially firefighters and police officers.  We have been bombarded with mailings, radio ads, and other messaging that implies that these public safety employees will not have the proper safety...
October 28th, 2014 | Collective Bargaining Agreements | Read More

Anchorage Payroll Hits 91,000 Households Starting August 13th

Look in your mailbox or in the Alaska Dispatch News starting August 13th for Municipality payroll.  If you don’t get a copy, give us a call at 334-5853. The Policy Forum opened the books on Anchorage employee payroll to inform and educate Anchorage citizens on the cost of public services.  Some...
August 11th, 2014 | Collective Bargaining Agreements, Transparency | Read More

Next Big Storm to Hit Anchorage-Schools Close

This past week, Anchorage was almost blown away by an early season wind storm that uprooted and blew down many trees, especially on the east side of town. Of course, in Alaska neighbors help neighbors and remove damaged trees, help by providing refrigeration for foodstuffs and hot showers for comfort....
September 12th, 2012 | Collective Bargaining Agreements, Education | Read More

Should Anchorage Taxpayers Bail Out Teamster Pension Fund?

The Anchorage School Board is considering adopting the proposed union contract renewal with Teamsters Local 959 (bus drivers/attendants) which will require the taxpayer to help bail out an underfunded Teamster Pension Fund. Why should we be called on to bail out a mismanaged fund which our employees...
September 6th, 2012 | Accountability, Collective Bargaining Agreements, Education | Read More

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,...
August 31st, 2011 | Collective Bargaining Agreements, Fiscal Policy, Recent News | Read More