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Alaska Working Families Take on Mayor Who Gutted Workers' Rights

Alaska Working Families Take on Mayor Who Gutted Workers' Rights

A Superior Court judge ruled on Monday against Anchorage, Alaska, Mayor Dan Sullivan who sought to block a proposed referendum to repeal an anti-working families law he signed in March. A coalition of municipal unions and their allies filed the paperwork to launch a petition drive to get the repeal on the ballot, but the city rejected the application.

The unions sued and the court found the city was wrong to conclude that the matter was ineligible for a referendum.

The coalition announced on Twitter that they will begin gathering petitions on Thursday.

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Working Families and Retirees Asking Congress Not to Cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid Benefits

In a series of video letters, working families and retirees ask members of Congress not to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid benefits. Because of the fiscal obstacle course created by Congress, some in Washington, D.C., want to cut these lifelines. But there is no need to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, particularly when any cuts would directly harm working families.

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Alaska IBEW Women Can Do It!

Photo courtesy of Alaska AFL-CIO's Facebook page. IBEW Local 1547.

Members of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1547 in Alaska remind us all just how hard they work each day. 

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