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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-16/sullivan-says-he-backs-state-minimum-wa
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/walker-no-automatic-vetoes-abortion-res
State
Lawsuit: Lt. Gov. erred in campaign action

...support 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/lawsuit-lt-gov-erred-campaign-action
State
'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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-12/unity-ticket-minted-friday-decision
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/labor-leaders-endorse-walker-mallott
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/untold-reality-states-minimum-wage-deba
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/minimum-wage-may-get-booted-ballot
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-30/union-opposes-legislature-taking-minimu
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-08-01/walker-run-independent-governor
State
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091704/nei_tomcashen.shtml
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