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State OKs mediation with its largest union

...increases the second and third years. The union also is pushing for better health care benefits. Kevin Jardell, a labor negotiator for the state, said he didn't want to "get into the details of the bargaining table." But he said other unions...
Alaska nurses join effort to end mandatory overtime He said the grievance is pending. Adler declined to comment on the grievance, directing questions to state labor negotiator Art Chance. Chance did not return phone calls requesting an interview. The Legislature does not meet again until...
State claims unions acted in bad faith

State labor negotiator Art Chance filed a complaint on Friday that charges unions with acting in bad faith toward talks to get a crew ready for the fast...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...His approach was, `Hey, why not assume we can all be reasonable,' which may not be the assumption that most labor negotiators start with,'' Hostina said. The contract calls for 2.6 percent across-the-board pay increases for union...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...a raise. One way the state could save money is to get rid of all the people who negotiate the labor contracts. Labor negotiators can't do their jobs anyway, since the Legislature just cancels whatever they do. Here's an idea: The Department...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...members from having another $54 a month taken from their paychecks. The Alaska State Employees Association and state labor negotiators were talking today about the proposal, said Michael Lacey, an information officer for the union. ``There are...
Proposition seeks to upgrade schools with code violations

...close. "Right now we can get 70 percent of the project reimbursed from the state," Becker said. Retired state labor negotiator and Juneau taxpayer Art Chance said there is no question whether the work at the two schools needs to be done...
Rural affairs adviser aims to bridge divide

ANCHORAGE - Gov. Frank Murkowski's new adviser on rural affairs has been a North Slope oil lobbyist, labor negotiator, Native beauty queen and college rugby player. Tara Sweeney's varied background should help her handle the wide...
Labor spat grounds fast ferry

...are the people who use the marine highway system, and they deserve better from the state." John Torgerson, a labor negotiator for the state, said running the ferry with a reduced crew from October through April was the state's plan all...
State-union negotiations unproductive

...Goldrich said. "It has done nothing to reinforce people's confidence in the system." John Torgerson, a labor negotiator for the state and a special assistant to transportation commissioner Mike Barton, said Friday the next step will...


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