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Local students vet state office candidates

...Republican Tom Williams, is vacationing in Africa until after the election.Matt McGuan described his brother as a blue collar worker who represents those who "struggle to make ends meet" when asked by student Tony Rivera what his brother stands...
Some questions for Republicans

...heard politicians campaigning with promises like tax cuts and breaks. This brings me to my first question. As a blue-collar worker, when I look at my pay stubs and while I'm preparing my taxes, I don't see where I'm getting tax cuts...
Union contracts on the table

...which represents most middle managers. Contract expires June 30. Public Employees Local 71: About 1,500 blue-collar workers in the labor trades and crafts unit, such as electricians, plumbers and maintenance workers. Contract expires...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...cross-section of the population, she said. "They are professionals such as teachers, as well as mothers, blue collar workers, homesteaders, people both urban and rural," Simmons said. Joy Lyon, who in May participated in a Juneau gun-control...
Alaska editorial: Purging all politicians with oil ties is wrong look within their own souls. Most Alaskans seem to not only accept but to like the idea that Todd Palin is a blue-collar worker on the North Slope. But what if he was an executive? Would we be as tolerant of a governor with a husband of greater...
Letter: Try 'Working'

...musical adaptation of the book of the same name by writer, Studs Terkel. It features the voices and stories of blue-collar workers, and celebrates the diversity and dignity of people engaged in everyday jobs: steelworkers, waitresses, firefighters...
Drugs tests not fair, necessary

...000-per-year white-collar jobs offered by Tlingit & Haida. No drug testing was required. So it's only blue collar workers that need prove that they are not out of their minds, consuming illegal drugs on a momentary basis? I grew up...
Unions back at bargaining table

It's been just six months since the state's cooks, snowplow operators and other blue-collar workers signed a new contract with the state, but they're already heading back to the bargaining table. In fact, all of the state...
Room to breathe

...especially white-collar occupations, are banning smoke in the workplace,'' Holen said. ``It's the blue-collar workers and especially the hospitality industry where I don't think we've seen a lot of progress.'' One bar manager...
Delay throws blue-collar workers under the Keystone bus

The Obama administration's decision that it would not decide until after the 2012 election whether to allow construction of the Keystone Canada-U.S.


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