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Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

...critics - including the campaign of Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich - accused Sullivan of flip-flopping.The Alaska AFL-CIO, in a release, called his latest statement supporting the initiative an attempt to pander to voters."Dan Sullivan...
Walker: No automatic vetoes on abortion restrictions

...Walker said abortion law wouldn't be any more restrictive at the end of his four-year term if elected.The Alaska AFL-CIO on Thursday endorsed the new ticket. AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami said social issues are not a factor in the...
'Unity ticket' minted on Friday of decision

...around the possibility of a joint ticket, Mallott said. It wasn't until Alaska's umbrella labor organization, Alaska AFL-CIO, refused to endorse either Walker or Mallott that what eventually became the "unity ticket" started falling into...
Lawsuit: Lt. Gov. erred in campaign action for the Walker-Mallott campaign.The lawsuit also notes that the candidates succumbed to pressure by the Alaska AFL-CIO to merge campaigns under a "super ticket" expected to present a better chance of defeating Parnell than a three-way...
Untold reality of state's minimum wage debate

...suddenly find God and religion and want a minimum wage increase is purely political," Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, told the Empire Tuesday.In 2002, the Legislature passed a bill to increase the state minimum wage. Because the...
State | AK legislature
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

...the will of the people," he said. During a hearing last Saturday, Flanagan and Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, urged members of the House and Senate judiciary committees to not consider a similar bill and let Alaskans vote...
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...Saturday that they would oppose the Legislature trying to raise the minimum wage. Vince Beltrami, president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, made his remarks during a joint hearing of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees on Saturday. "Any attempt...
State | AK legislature
Labor leaders endorse Walker, Mallott

...leaders on Thursday endorsed the newly formed team of Bill Walker and Byron Mallott in the governor's race.The Alaska AFL-CIO announced the endorsement in a news release ahead of an afternoon news conference in Anchorage. It said affiliate...
Walker to run as independent for governor

...Alaskans to come together, regardless of party, to move the state forward. He was joined by the president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, Vince Beltrami, and Debra Holle Brown, a former state GOP chairwoman.Walker called himself an "old-school...
Electrical training facility named after Tom Cashen

...Electrical Contractors Association; Gary Brooks, business manager-IBEW Local 1547; Jim Sampson, executive president-Alaska AFL-CIO; Johnny Ellis, Alaska State Senate minority leader; and Mark Begich, mayor of Anchorage. Remarks by the guest...


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