Assembly postpones action on controversial labor law

Nat Herz

The Anchorage Assembly at its meeting Tuesday postponed consideration of a proposal to repeal a controversial city labor law.

The measure will come up again at the Assembly's meeting July 22.

Assemblyman Dick Traini, who had sponsored the repeal proposal, said he wanted to see if the law, which unions have criticized, could instead be replaced with a compromise version.

He said he planned to work with Assemblywoman Jennifer Johnston, who on Tuesday introduced a watered-down version of the labor law that preserves some of the original elements but also would remove some of the provisions most offensive to unions.