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Man pleads guilty to embezzling labor union funds

...earning an annual salary ranging from $66,000 to $93,000.Smith was indicted on the single count of embezzlement of labor union assets by a federal grand jury on April 16 in Anchorage. It's a crime that can carry up to five years in federal prison...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/man-pleads-guilty-embezzling-labor-unio
Local
Union members rally for higher minimum wage

...than Measure 3 proposes, but it was fought down by Democrats and labor-friendly Republicans.Critics called the proposal a political ploy to keep the measure off the ballot and labor-friendly voters away from the polls in November. Such an increase...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-24/union-members-rally-higher-minimum-wage
State
Teams test out a new helmet, but does it work?

...answers."I think the helmet manufactures are doing everything they can do to address these issues," Oliver said. "But they labor under the same restrictions that we do, which is until we understand more about the specifics of what causes a particular concussion...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-22/teams-test-out-new-helmet-does-it-work
Sports
My Turn: How to spend money to save money

...a poll to target key races where my efforts will make a difference. I will decide on and announce which races those are by Labor Day and intensify the effort from there.I have achieved some success in my life, and it's time to start paying some of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-22/my-turn
Opinion
Photo: U.S. Secretary of Labor visits Alaska

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, left, speaks as U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, right, listens during a roundtable discussion about...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-22/photo-us-secretary-labor-visits-alaska
State
My Turn: Consider the facts before voting

...the fine print on the bottom of the ads. Consider the facts, as recorded by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. From 2004 to 2013, the North Slope oil and gas industry employment increased...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/my-turn-consider-facts-voting
Opinion
The value of volunteer firefighters

...perform 100 percent competently on scene.The hard costs of volunteers to CCFR are easy to pull together. They are not free labor as some might think. There is a significant investment in training and equipment. When they come in the door they are issued...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-11/value-volunteer-firefighters
Opinion
Enstar workers go on strike

...employees with the loss of health benefits," UA 367 alleges in an official statement.The union says it has filed four unfair labor practice complaints regarding Enstar's conduct and it expects to file more.About 150 employees are involved in the strike...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-12/enstar-workers-go-strike
State
Puddle Jumpers preschool to close

...providers and workers. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, child care workers in Southeast Alaska earn an average of $10...employers are looking to hire from a small pool of available labor. There are currently 1,800 parents of children under the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-10/puddle-jumpers-preschool-close
Local
While CCFR responded to fatal fire, others waited

...scene were able to escape without injury."Pretty much everything that was staffed responded to that fire because it's very labor intensive to try and perform a rescue of not just one, but up to three people," Etheridge told the Empire on Monday.Volunteer...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/while-ccfr-responded-fatal-fire-others-
Local

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