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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...
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...
Unions file complaint on fast-ferry contracts

...practice complaints with the Alaska Labor Relations Agency, a state board that resolves labor disputes. Art Chance, a labor negotiator with the state Department of Administration, said the new ferry will require fewer workers with different job duties...
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...
State ordered to negotiate on ferry contracts

...the employees of the fast-vehicle ferry should be in a separate bargaining unit," Department of Administration labor negotiator Art Chance said in November. The Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, a maritime union that represents licensed...
Labor negotiations heat up at state capitol

...Local 71 workers will receive a 2-percent raise, followed by an additional 2-percent raise in 2006. State labor negotiator Art Chance said the deal provides the same contribution to workers' health insurance trust as the state makes to...
UA, faculty at odds over pay

...has proposed a "status quo" increase of 2.6 percent, or about $400,000. Beth Behner, University of Alaska labor negotiator, said the two parties still could agree on terms and that discussion of a strike was premature. "We are extremely...
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...
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...
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...


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