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Campaigns wants to use PFD to register voters

...that traditionally support Democratic candidates for office. Alaska Conservation Voters contributed $20,000. Alaska AFL-CIO, IBEW Local 1547 and IAFF Local 1264 each added $5,000. ANCSA Regional Association is the largest contributor...
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...
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...
'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...
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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