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Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...savings seemed to track with the amount for cost-of-living adjustments.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, said after the morning meeting that he did not support the amendments. Bishop, R-Fairbanks, who sits on Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-02/proposal-would-reject-pay-increases-pub
State | AK legislature
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...of the salary increases would save about $57 million in all fund sources.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, said afterward that he did not support the amendments.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-01/proposal-would-reject-pay-increases-pub
State
Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75

...District of Columbia also approved hikes last year, according to the organization.Ed Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner and a sponsor of the initiative, said he is glad to see other states increasing their minimum wage and he would...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/alaska-minimum-wage-rises-875
State | AK legislature
Walker, lawmakers disagree on purpose of state gas board

...these individuals."The other AGDC board members are John Burns of Fairbanks, Dave Cruz of Palmer, Department of Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas and Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Acting Commissioner Fred Parady.Walker...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-19/walker-announces-gas-board-replacements
State
AGDC board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

...information, because you used that data to back up the assumptions you made during your analysis," Fauske said.State labor commissioner Heidi Drygas said not signing the agreement creates a predicament. But Drygas said she is confident there will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/agdc-board-seeks-clarity-confidentialit
State
So far, 3 of 14 commissioners chose Juneau

...Walker kept on from the Parnell administration, but their appointments have not been finalized.Department of Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas, who was appointed by Walker on Dec. 19, will be in Juneau during the legislative session but hasn't...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-26/so-far-3-14-commissioners-chose-juneau
Local | AK legislature
Chamber debate turns into lecture against minimum wage hike

...one-sided.Juneau Chamber of Commerce CEO Cathie Roemmich said the group invited Ed Flanagan, a former state of Alaska Labor Commissioner and co-founder of the Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage, to speak but he cancelled last week. The Chamber then...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-26/chamber-debate-turns-lecture-against-mi
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-25/ex-lawmaker-quits-primary-challenge
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-27/officials-target-mid-2015-workers-comp-
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-17/proposal-raise-state-minimum-wage-debat
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