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Proposal to raise state minimum wage debated

...all best positioned to make decisions for ourselves."Wall debated a sponsor of the initiative, former state labor commissioner Ed Flanagan, at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Tanana Valley on Tuesday.Flanagan said...
Ex-lawmaker quits primary challenge

...than they disagree on issues like state spending and resource development.His exit leaves Bishop, a former state labor commissioner first elected in 2012, without a primary challenger. Bishop is slated to face Democrat Dorothy Shockley in November...
New Labor commissioner has history in Juneau

If new Labor Commissioner Dianne Blumer appears before Sen. Dennis Egan's Labor and Commerce...and the others in contempt, but assessed no penalty. The new Labor commissioner has a background in governmental work, including serving as director...
Former colleagues remember David Stone

...and colleagues of former Assemblymember and Deputy Labor Commissioner David G. Stone, a lifelong Juneauite who died...continue to be a great place to live and work," Labor Commissioner Dianne Blumner said in a written statement Wednesday...
Officials target mid-2015 for workers' comp changes

...said the first task is to review who is now on the committee, which hasn't met since 2009. Blumer, the state labor commissioner, may want to make changes in the committee's membership. People serving on the committee will also be asked...
My Turn: Don't let Legislature fool Alaskans again 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- Dec. 2002.
Unions raise concerns with Labor head's education, experience

Alaska's new labor commissioner, who state officials say attended the University of Alaska Southeast, now appears to not have finished high school.Dianne Blumer...
On-the-job training benefits job seekers and employers

...reimbursement for employers, according to the state's labor commissioner. "On-the-job training provides Alaska employers with a home-grown workforce," Labor Commissioner Click Bishop said. "Everyone benefits because...
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Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development accepting proposals

...occupations. "We know that 80 percent of jobs in Alaska require post-high school training and education," Labor Commissioner Click Bishop said. "The Workforce Investment Act Youth Program responds to Alaska's dropout rate, reduces dependency...
Jobs up since ACES oil tax adoption

...Committee, chaired by Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, was told.The message Friday came from state Department of Labor Commissioner Click Bishop and economist Neal Fried."We're showing an uptick in employment, there's no denying that...


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