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Alaska Digest

...guaranteed overtime protection. Previously, the threshold was $250 per week. Those possibly affected are restaurant/retail workers and public employees, Mitchell said. But those workers tend to make more than $455 per week because Alaska's...
Nation watches Alaska's Senate race with the balance of power at stake

...I hope Lisa Murkowski loses, honestly, because of the way she got her job," said Mike Rowlett, an Anchorage retail worker. "People should have decided, not her daddy. I feel like she's riding on her dad's coattails and that's a...
Wal-Mart not such a good deal for all, especially workers

...large retail employees. It concluded that California's Wal-Mart employees earn 31 percent less than other large retail workers ($9.70 versus $14.01 per hour) and are 23 percent less likely to be covered by employer health insurance...
A day in the life of sales clerks

...master the arts of smiling, shirt-folding and keeping your cool. And standing, standing, standing. Seasonal retail workers in the gift-shop district are a labor force largely hidden from Juneau residents who avoid downtown in the summer...
Hot propositions draw voters

...District 1 incumbent Ken Koelsch, a U.S. Customs agent, is up against write-in candidate Maridon Boario, a retail worker. Four candidates are competing for three school board seats: incumbents Chuck Cohen and Alan Schorr, high school...
Skagway's wastewater gets federal attention

...that while Skagway has only 900 year-round residents, the population jumps to more than 2,000 in the spring when retail workers and tourist industry managers arrive, and then gets about a million visitors.On high cruise ship days, there could...
No, Pebble Mine isn't my neighbor

...we are. People from Koliganek are doing very well. Some are teachers, administrators, fisherman, accountants, retail workers and more. There are some who serve or who have successfully completed service with the U.S. Armed Forces. We...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...a positive and creative idea for the use of the cruise ship tax that would benefit visitors and locals alike. As a retail worker, I would appreciate if customers would not put their credit cards or money in their mouth before handing it over...
Juneau Empire Online Inside Story: Some play to win, others to pass the time 7/6/97

... ``It's fun to win, but in reality you're going to lose, you pretty much know that,'' the middle-aged retail worker says as he pops open his tabs. He doesn't want to give his name, but is happy to go by ``The Bopper,'' the...


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