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Nine applicants considered for Kerttula's seat

...Petersburg? Tim Lamkin, aide to Republican Sen. Gary Stevens? Kim Metcalfe, business agent at the Alaska State Employees Association? Catherine Reardon, former division director for the Department of Commerce and former vice-chair of...
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Legislative leaders raise labor cost concerns

JUNEAU - Alaska legislative leaders are urging Gov. Sean Parnell to negotiate no raises in union labor contracts amid concerns about state budget costs.
Photo: Workers unite

Alaska State Employees Association Business Manager Jim Duncan, second from left, leads union member in a chant during a rally at the State Office Building on Wednesday.
State employees union to fight new space standards

...grievance against the State of Alaska for its implementation of so-called "Universal Space Standards." Alaska State Employees Association Executive Director Jim Duncan said that the new standards are "draconian and restrictive" and that he...
Unions raise concerns with Labor head's education, experience

...So when I hear there's a GED it makes me wonder what the qualifications are for the job," he said.Alaska State Employees Association Business Manager Jim Duncan said he's known Blumer for many years, but said his concerns about the appointment...
State to keep most employees in the 'Plywood Palace'

...very concerned about the people who are in that building," said Kim Metcalfe, business agent with the Alaska State Employees Association, whose General Government Unit represents the rank-and-file workers in the building.Juneau's legislative...
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.
State Briefs

Woman fakes attack; Largest state workers' union ratifies contract; House OKs rental car tax; Bill would settle lawsuit in oil company's favor; Murkowski undergoes successful angioplasty; Jury selected in sex abuse case; Aniak man killed outside residence; Ketchikan aims to end winter 'ghost town' look; One killed, one injured in Anchorage shooting
Union seeks help with health-insurance disputes

The president of the Alaska State Employees Association wants more transparent bookkeeping on the...just a sound practice." Hall said the Alaska State Employees' Association is the largest union health trust in the...
Around Town

...Tuesday, Valley Senior Center. Sponsored by the Quilting Resource Center. Details: Betty, 789-7236. Alaska State Employees Association Chapter Meeting, noon, 10th Floor State Office Building. Around Town is a listing of local nonprofit...


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