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Alaska looks at some bold moves to cut medical bills

Cutting Alaska's health care costs by sending employees out of state for cheaper treatment might work to trim budgets, but even so it may not be in the state's best interest, say some who would have to deal with the proposals.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-07-15/alaska-looks-some-bold-moves-cut-medica
Local
Cheryl Jebe

...related, and retirement and benefits appeals. Prior to working with the State I worked eight years at Alaska Public Employees Association representing employees in contract negotiation, workplace employee/employer grievances, appeals and...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-21/cheryl-jebe
Local
Ex- assembly member, state rep supports Jebe for mayor

...and, of course, Juneau citizens and taxpayers. Her work history also includes eight years with the Alaska Public Employees Association in the areas of contract negotiation, grievances, appeals, and arbitrations. Again, valuable areas...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-09-28/ex-assembly-member-state-rep-supports
Opinion
JSD holds closed session on collective bargaining

...association started collective bargaining negotiations in January. The association is a local affiliate of the Alaska Public Employee Association and American Federation of Teachers (ak.aft.org/JESS).The organizations reached a tentative agreement...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-06/jsd-holds-closed-session-collective-bar
Local
Chamber mayor, assembly candidate forum

...with neighboring SE communities during your time in Juneau?Cheryl Jebe: As a field representative for Alaska Public Employees Association I visited every work location in the Southeast and held meeting regarding work issues in each community...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-09-30/chamber-mayor-assembly-candidate-forum
Local
Governor's approval rating near nation's worst

...cap medical fees and assemble an appeals commission. The bills would affect thousands of Alaskans. The Alaska Public Employees Association and the National Education Association-Alaska, two unions that have a total membership of about 20...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051305/sta_20050513022.shtml
News
Unions file lawsuit in attempt to stop retirement plan

...qualified by the Internal Revenue Service to be tax-exempt, said Bruce Ludwig, business manager for the Alaska Public Employees Association. The unions fear less money will go into new employees' retirement accounts as taxes will be taken out...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062306/sta_20060623009.shtml
News
State's flaw upsets Aetna

...for one year while reviewing the proposals again, said Dennis Geary, assistant business manager at the Alaska Public Employees Association. Doing so would be a more prudent business practice, he added. "The whole process was obviously disturbing...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062706/sta_20060627020.shtml
News
Privatizing state services costs $1 million

...contract out. There's a lot of abuse that can take place," said Bruce Ludwig, business manager for the Alaska Public Employees Association/AFT. The code was adopted in 1988 after lawmakers learned of serious problems with misuse of public funds...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/063006/sta_20060630016.shtml
News
Governor announces hiring freeze

...control expenses. "Maybe he can slow down on the jet," said Bruce Ludwig, business manager for the Alaska Public Employees Association. Murkowski's purchase of a $2.7 million Westwind II jet last year and his plane trips in and out of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081006/sta_20060810011.shtml
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