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Today Picnic for General Government Unit members, noon-3 p.m., Sandy Beach Shelter I. Sponsored by ASCE and the Alaska Federation of State, County Municipal Employees...
State workers should take back the union

Did my fellow General Government Unit members read the administration's latest offer to its supervisors? The offer is basically the same offer that our union, Alaska...
Let administration know you're serious

To my fellow state of Alaska General Government Unit employees, last spring you were sent a letter asking you if you were dissatisfied with your current union representation, and...
Time to cut losses

Over 4 1/2 years of serving members in the General Government Unit as a regional business agent for the Alaska State Employees Association, I became very familiar with the skillful diplomacy and...
Alaskans will get what they pay for

Of course I'm voting against the proposed General Government Unit state workers' contract. Sound off on the important issues at I'm outraged by the injustice of providing huge raises for upper...
Where is 'effective representation?'

I am thoroughly disgusted. Sound off on the important issues at General Government Unit members - well, 49 percent of them - recently voted to ratify a new contract that includes a 4 percent pay increase in year one...
GGU members need to remember to vote

Whether you approve or disapprove, make sure you vote, General Government Unit members. Sound off on the important issues at It has been well publicized how the state has reached tentative agreement with the...
Public sector unions exploit workers

How amazing is it that a member of the union representing General Government Unit workers of the State of Alaska should have to publicly declare her rights to free speech and democracy in interactions with that...
My Turn: State's treatment of its workers makes me sick

I am disgusted with the state's attitude toward the General Government Unit in its contract negotiations. I drove a school bus in this town for six years. That means I worked part time during the school...
Union contracts on the table

...unions will expire next year: Alaska State Employees Association: About 7,500 employees in what's called the general government unit, which includes the majority of government workers. Contract expires June 30. Alaska Public Employees Association...


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