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A. The city recognizes the right of its public employees to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining, to form or join employee organizations, and to negotiate with and enter into written agreements with the city on matters of wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment.

B. The terms on which city employees may organize and on which the city and its employees will engage in collective bargaining shall be governed by the Public Employment Relations Act (AS 23.40.070 through 23.40.260) and the regulations promulgated by the Alaska Public Relations Agency pursuant to AS 23.40.380 or other authority granted by the Alaska Legislature. The Alaska Labor Relations Agency is designated the administrative agency having jurisdiction to hear and decide questions affecting the employees of the city of Wasilla arising under the Public Employment Relations Act.

C. The city council shall hold a public meeting prior to collective bargaining negotiations. The meeting shall allow the council to review the current contract and give the public and city employees an opportunity to comment regarding a new contract. The council may make recommendations regarding goals of the new contract.

D. When the administration and a collective bargaining unit have reached a tentative agreement, and the membership has ratified the agreement, the agreement shall be made available to the public, and the city council shall hold a public meeting. The public, including city employees, shall be given an opportunity to comment on the agreement before action is taken by the city council. (Ord. 20-04 § 2, 2020; Ord. 15-29(AM) § 2, 2015; Ord. 07-45 § 2, 2007)