Local 71 Members Ratify Newest Contract: Municipality of Anchorage

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2018 

Contact: Dennis Moen, Local 71 Business Manager, at 907-276-7211

Local 71 Members Ratify Newest Contract: Municipality of Anchorage

                                                                       Public Employees Contracted Through 2021

ANCHORAGE, AK--- Public Employees Local 71 Members met last night to certify ratification of a newly negotiated contract with the Municipality of Anchorage for Labor, Trades, & Crafts through 2021.

Members of the Public Employees Local 71: Labor, Trades, & Crafts have voted to ratify a new employment contract with the Municipality of Anchorage with a mere four votes in opposition.

Dennis Moen, Business Manager, offered special thanks to the Negotiations Team: Jordan Adams, Richard Lott, Billy Meers, Tracy Smith, Cathy Squartsoff, Desiree Wilson, and all the Members who put their time and effort into sending recommendations to the team.

Reaching final agreement required additional negotiation meetings and member input. Dennis noted that “The best contracts we negotiate are those with the greatest member involvement, and we hit the mark this round. Our Members are paying attention, and our employers are taking note.”

Dennis said he is proud and appreciative of the hard work and dedication the team brought to these negotiations. He noted that “Between our veteran negotiators like Billy, and Jordan Adams now in the Assistant Business Manager seat, we really have the experience and momentum to serve our Members and the crucial rapport with the employer to get things done.”

(Photo: Desiree Wilson & Richard Lott, MOA Contract Member Negotiators 2018 count ballots)

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                 Local 71 is a statewide Local Union representing roughly 2,500 members in public sector employment. 

We have offices in Fairbanks, and Juneau, and a Main Office in Anchorage. Our members are hard workers and good neighbors who contribute greatly to their communities. We proudly offer members-only benefits including training, job referrals, scholarships, health trust, discounts, and other support. 

More information may be found at www.Local71.com or our Facebook page.

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