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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell IBEW strike ends as parties return to negotiating table


WRANGELL – A strike called by public employees of Wrangell on June 22 only lasted a week, with workers taking up their posts again on June 29.

Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 had laid down its tools following a decision by the City and Borough Assembly on June 20 to implement a new contract after negotiations between the union and city’s bargaining teams had reached an impasse. The two parties have been negotiating a collective bargaining agreement since the last one expired in the summer of 2014. The strike was the latest escalation in the proc...

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