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Tough budget decisions remain

...them to be reopened if oil prices reach or fall to certain levels.Jim Duncan, executive director of the Alaska State Employees Association, said he expects tough negotiations. His union is among those scheduled to begin talks this year with...
Same-sex couples will have to wed to keep health benefits care plan will no longer have access to those benefits unless they are married.The decision by the Alaska State Employees Association's board of trustees comes after an October ruling legalized same-sex marriage in Alaska. Starting July...
JDHS senior earns 10 scholarships

...recent Juneau-Douglas High School senior scholarship awards ceremony. The scholarships she received are: Alaska State Employees Association; Glacier Valley Rotary College Scholarships; June Nelson Memorial Scholarships (from Association of Alaska...
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...and make it difficult to attract good candidates to replace them.Jim Duncan, executive director of the Alaska State Employees Association, AFSCME Local 52, said he was very disappointed by the proposal. His union is entering the final year...
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Pay raise issue gets attention in budget hearing

...freezing one department's salaries and not another's.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Alaska State Employees Association Executive Director Jim Duncan said the contractual raises have been honored for two years and should be...
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...


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