Mayor Sullivan Attacks Anchorage Workers Again: Veto of AO 37 repeal is direct assault on Anchorage middle class
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 12, 2014, 9:00 AM
Contact: Kevin D. McGee, (907) 441-2137
Anchorage: The Anchorage NAACP is condemning Dan Sullivan's veto of the Anchorage Assembly's AO 37 repeal.
"This is just Dan Sullivan's latest assault on Anchorage's middle class," said NAACP 1st Vice President Kevin McGee.
Dan Sullivan's top priority as mayor has been undermining Anchorage's middle class by attacking city unions. Sullivan had A.O. 37 drafted in secret, then rammed it through the Anchorage Assembly after shutting down public testimony. Several Assembly members who supported A.O. 37 lost their seats over popular opposition to the bill, including Cheryl Frasca and Adam Trombley. While ousting Sullivan's anti-middle class allies, more than 20,000 Anchorage residents signed to put repeal of A.O. 37 on the ballot, though Sullivan has attempted to delay that election after realizing his signature initiative will be repealed.
With his most recent veto of the A.O. 37 repeal, Sullivan once again refuses to acknowledge the public's rejection of his anti-union, anti-middle class agenda.
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