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Minimum wage bill passes state House

...Chenault said on the House floor."He damn well ought to know better," he continued.The subject of the photograph is Ed Flanagan, the chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage and a former commissioner of the state Department of Labor. Alaskans...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again on the initiative. At least the Majority would then have to wait two years to thwart the will of the people.? Ed Flanagan is chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage and served as the labor commissioner under Gov. Knowles from Jan. 1999...
Minimum wage may get booted from ballot

...minimum wage annually for inflation."We were expecting this, but that doesn't mean we're not disappointed," said Ed Flanagan, the chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, which is the group behind the ballot initiative. "It's such a...
State | AK legislature
Union opposes Legislature taking up minimum wage

...after raising the minimum wage in 2002, the Legislature went back and stripped out substantial portions of the law.Ed Flanagan, the chair of the group behind the ballot initiative - Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage - said Saturday that he has...
State | AK legislature
Local politics affects senators on minimum wage

...independent voters and an entrenched working-class ethos."I listened to a whole lot of diatribes against Obama," said Ed Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner who said he gathered signatures for the minimum wage ballot initiative in conservative...
State | AK legislature
Hearings not required on oil tax referendum

...effort to raise the state minimum wage plan to turn in their signatures this week, according to one of the organizers, Ed Flanagan.The Legislature can pre-empt a qualified initiative by passing a substantially similar measure.Toohey said $30...
Signature gatherers up against Jan. 17 deadline for state minimum wage petition

...petition to raise the minimum wage in Alaska have collected more than 32,000 signatures, according to petition sponsor Ed Flanagan."We're in good shape and we're going to make it," Flanagan said. Flanagan said petition organizers intend...
Minimum wage hike plan gets go-ahead

...Monday.Treadwell, whose office oversees elections, notified the petition sponsors, former Alaska Labor Commissioners Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Samson.Organizers will have one year to gather the more 31,169 signatures required to qualify...
Ed Flanagan named Labor commissioner

When work gets dangerous, Ed Flanagan may be the top person to call for help. Flanagan, 46, was named the new commissioner of the state Department of Labor today...
3 ex labor commissioners back wage increase

JUNEAU - Three former state labor commissioners are behind an effort aimed at raising Alaska's minimum wage.Ed Flanagan, Tom Cashen and Jim Sampson are behind a proposed initiative to raise the minimum wage from the current $7.75 an...


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