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My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate

...subsequent years, and at an even greater rate in industries employing large numbers of minimum wage earners such as seafood processing and bars and restaurants. That was contrary to the usual warnings of gloom and doom from industry lobbyists. More...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-30/my-turn-chamber-ceo-empire-misreprese
Opinion
Study says most seafood workers live out of state

KODIAK - Three out of four Alaska seafood processing workers are nonresidents, according to the state...reported.The Aleutians East Borough had the most seafood processing workers, and 90.2 percent were from out of state...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-02-08/study-says-most-seafood-workers-live-out-stat
My Turn: Too many jobs, not enough Alaskans

...processors use nonresident labor. The more than 100 seafood processing plants in Alaska are a critical economic driver...thousands of hard working Alaskans making a living in seafood processing plants throughout the state, there simply are not...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-02/my-turn-too-many-jobs-not-enough-alas
Opinion
Seattle-based seafood processor fined $1.9M

...UniSea, Inc, a Seattle-based seafood processing company, has been fined...UniSea operates its principal seafood processing facility on southeast Amaknak...propylene glycol, unscreened seafood processing wastewater, crab waste, stick...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031011/sta_797274962.shtml
News
Icicle Seafoods gifts thousands to UAS

JUNEAU - Icicle Seafoods, a seafood processing company founded in Petersburg and currently one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska, has gifted $20,000 to the University...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032610/out_596557123.shtml
Outdoors
Survey: Housing still top local issue

...non-resident workers, whether from Alaska outside of Juneau or outside of Alaska entirely, work in tourism and seafood processing. Prompted by a question from Assemblyman Loren Jones, Calvin said housing is an issue for non-resident seasonal...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-24/survey-housing-still-top-local-issue
State
Empire Editorial: Senators promise more foreign workers for Alaska

...this switch. In 2012, according to the Alaska Department of Labor, fully 69.3 percent of Alaska's 25,000 seafood processing workers were nonresidents. Across all industries, the state average was less than 20 percent.Seafood is an inherently...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-27/empire-editorial-senators-promise-mor
Opinion
Maritime Fest tries something new with progressive dinner

...live music and boat rides in fishing vessels, sailboats and canoes. A smoked salmon and marinade contest and a seafood processing demonstration will also take place, Holst said.There will also be crafts for kids. Home Depot has donated enough...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-07/maritime-fest-tries-something-new-progr
Local
Icicle Seafoods gives university $25,000

...is the motivation behind a recent $25,000 gift to the University of Alaska Southeast from Icicle Seafoods, a seafood processing company founded in Petersburg in 1965 and currently one of the largest seafood processors in Alaska. The gift from...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/040509/nei_426107787.shtml
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Homer seafood plant explodes 7/2/98

...reopened this morning on the Homer Spit near a burning seafood processing plant. After letting the Icicle Seafood Plant burn...with an unknown amount of propane. Fishing and seafood processing are a key source of employment in Homer, 125 miles...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070298/homer.html

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