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My Turn: Double-talk makes the case for contracting out AMHS

...Communication System was publicly touted by Commissioner Duncan as "more bang for the buck." Now born-again union business manager Duncan says privatization of the Alaska Marine Highway is against the best interests of Alaskans because of the...
State workers' contract talks stalled

Contract negotiations between the state and Alaska's largest collective bargaining unit have stalled and union business manager Jim Duncan is calling for negotiations to move from Juneau to Anchorage. Duncan said the Alaska State Employees...
Conservatives take aim at Senate coalition

...senator who went on to work as the University of Alaska's director of state relations.? Joe Thomas, a retired union business manager who serves on the Senate Finance Committee, which spent weeks working on tax cut alternatives. This Fairbanks-area...
Union manager Duncan cleared on ethics complaint

Union business manager Jim Duncan, former commissioner of the Department of Administration...But Liston said the law encapsulates Duncan's job duties as union business manager, adding he believes the ASEA Board of Directors also is culpable...
State, union work toward contract

...the arbitration process lasts through the week, and then the decision will take additional time to prepare. Union Business Manager Bruce Ludwig said earlier that a strike vote was unlikely before Feb. 1, and the union wants to see what conclusion...
State supervisors approve contract deal

...try to negotiate the fairest contracts with the union I can, that I think are sustainable," Kreitzer said. Union business manager Bruce Ludwig said the nearly 85 percent turnout was "just phenomenal." That reflects the strong interest union...


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