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City workers shouldering more after job cuts

A couple months after the fiscal year 2015 budget was adopted, cuts have become real for a group of city employees who lost their jobs to help balance an approximately $6 million shortfall.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-09/city-workers-shouldering-more-after-job
Local
CBJ tax hike is taken off the table

...at the end of FY2016.Throughout the budgeting process, the Assembly cut 15 city employees' jobs. It also cut all city workers' parking passes, a cost of $52,000 per year. City employees will now have to pay about $600 per year to park...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-09/cbj-tax-hike-taken-table
Local
Jobs, taxes and buildings: Behind CBJ's austerity offensive

...non-balanced budget."Besides the lower-than-predicted tax revenue, previously negotiated pay and benefit increases for city workers also contributed to the mismatch in budget projections and reality for 2014."That gap gets bigger real quick...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-20/jobs-taxes-and-buildings-behind-cbjs-au
Local
Cruise season will begin early

...announcement created a whirlwind of activity downtown as city workers and business owners rushed to get ready for the 1...Aside from cosmetic touches to downtown facilities, city workers on Thursday erected security measures, such as fences...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-25/cruise-season-will-begin-early
Local
Alaska mushers in lead on Iditarod's final stretch

...and one was withdrawn, leaving 53 teams on the trail.While the mushers rested in White Mountain, volunteers and city workers prepared Nome for the finish. The Iditarod banner was hung over the finish line, the famous burled arch.City crews...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-03-11/alaska-mushers-lead-iditarods-final-st
Sports
Sarah Palin's official mayoral SUV listed on eBay

...She resigned as governor in 2009, about halfway through her first term.Palin's mayoral vehicle was used by other city workers after she left office. Like other old city vehicles that become surplus, any money earned from the sale of the Expedition...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-22/sarah-palins-official-mayoral-suv-listed-ebay
State
Mayor vetoes repeal of Anchorage labor law

...to avoid property tax increases, he said."I want you to be well-compensated. I truly do," Hall said to the city workers at the meeting. "But by the same token, there's a huge portion of the community that are struggling, and having...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-24/mayor-vetoes-repeal-anchorage-labor-law
State
Thousands gather at City Hall to view World Series

...Bars of all stripes, from the Castro to Chinatown were packed with fans and revelers rooting on the beloved Giants. City workers have even erected viewing stands across from City Hall in anticipation of a celebratory parade through the city.But...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-10-29/thousands-gather-city-hall-view-world-
Sports
Anchorage, unions seek quick decision from court on labor referendum

...said in a written statement that the earlier referendum date is preferable."The community wants to vote on this; city workers whose livelihoods depend on the outcome of this ordinance deserve to vote on this. It's time to put an end to the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-02/anchorage-unions-seek-quick-decision-co
State
Coalition files papers on Anchorage union dues

...with the city, the Anchorage Daily News reported. City workers in unions currently have compulsory dues automatically...signatures to fight a recent action they see as an attack on city workers.Anchorage Ordinance 37 was passed by the municipal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-12/coalition-files-papers-anchorage-union-
State

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