Anchorage employees union rejects shorter work week proposal

Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009

ANCHORAGE - Members of the Anchorage city employees' union have rejected a proposal to have their work week shortened from 40 hours to 37.5 hours.

Mayor Dan Sullivan proposed the reduction to save about $6.7 million in next year's budget.

Fewer than half of the roughly 620 members of the Anchorage Municipal Employees Association took part in Monday's vote. Union President Mark McKee says the vote was 188 to reject and 40 to approve the shorter work week. The Anchorage Daily News says the change would have meant a pay cut of about 6.25 percent.

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