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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...
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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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

...especially in Juneau where you've got so many state employees," said Jim Duncan, business manager of the Alaska State Employees Association.Parnell administration officials proposed taking steps to hold down medical costs for state employees...
Legislative leaders raise labor cost concerns

...couldn't disclose what has been discussed as part of negotiations.Jim Duncan, executive director of the Alaska State Employees Association/AFSCME Local 52, said he respects lawmakers' right to express their opinion but said the union negotiates...
State Briefs

...believe she just made a bad choice." Largest state workers' union ratifies contract JUNEAU - Members of the Alaska State Employees Association/AFSCME Local 52, Alaska's largest public employees' union, have voted to ratify a new one-year...
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...
State OKs mediation with its largest union

...for some 8,000 state workers. The state's agreement to voluntary mediation comes on the heels of the Alaska State Employees Association's decision to authorize a strike. Temporary union contracts signed last year are scheduled to expire...


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