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Empire Editorial: Doing less with fewer

...operations as they've been are no longer financially plausible. There's no way to keep all current services as-is. If city workers are spread too thin, it will be that much harder to do things right and on time. The "do more with less" mantra...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-18/empire-editorial-doing-less-fewer
Opinion
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
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...and one was withdrawn, leaving 53 teams on the trail.While the mushers rested in White Mountain, volunteers and city workers prepared Nome for the finish.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
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
Quake may be at fault for water valve failure

City workers are repairing a leaky water valve cluster that may have been compromised...line, which Kiefer said was fortunate. A property owner noticed it. City workers looked in nearby manhole covers and located the break; they were able...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-01-08/quake-may-be-fault-water-valve-failure
Local
Kodiak searches for new snow dump

...close by Anchorage or Juneau standards, it's much further from downtown than the snow-dumping pier.That means city workers will have to spend more time dumping snow and less time removing it from city streets. Downtown, where snow removal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-30/kodiak-searches-new-snow-dump
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
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

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