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House speaker pushes for minimum wage bill

...legislation. That happened in 2002, and a year later, lawmakers gutted the law, leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of union leaders and initiative supporters.Chenault was among the lawmakers who voted to both raise the minimum wage in 2002 and then...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-11/house-speaker-pushes-minimum-wage-bill
State | AK legislature
NHL inches toward deal to send players to Olympics

...the sides much closer to an agreement."Things are moving along," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said.Bettman, union leader Donald Fehr and IIHF President Rene Fasel met for more than five hours Monday at league headquarters to work on a deal...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-07-02/nhl-inches-toward-deal-send-players-ol
Sports
GOP teachers balk at Obama-centric NEA convention

...The Associated Press, roughly a dozen teachers who identified themselves as Republicans said they felt pressure from union leaders and the rank-and-file to support Obama's re-election - and felt marginalized when they wouldn't. Some interviewed...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-08/gop-teachers-balk-obama-centric-nea-con
State
NHL rejects players' attempt to restart talks

...with their players."But, more important, is the fact that NHL officials aren't haven't productive talks with union leaders. Now it seems that a full season, starting on Nov. 2, won't take place.As of now, the league has called off...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2012-10-24/nhl-rejects-players-attempt-restart-ta
Sports
Egan reintroduces public employee retirement bill

...from a defined benefit, or pension, program to a defined contribution, or 401(k)-style, benefit in 2005. Union leaders last year testified that this has hurt efforts to retain employees.Egan got a similar bill passed through the Senate...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-24/egan-reintroduces-public-employee-retir
State
Vice pres. to succeed Chavez

...Venezuela's University of Oriente.In his youth, Maduro drove a bus for the Caracas Metro transit system and later became a union leader.It's unclear when Maduro and Chavez first met. But Chavez is thought to have first gotten to know Maduro in the...

http://juneauempire.com/christopher-toothaker/2013-03-06/vice-pres-succeed-chave
Anchorage Assembly passes rewrite of labor laws

...days before it was formally introduced in February. Most Assembly members didn't know it was coming and neither did union leaders.Police union president Derek Hsieh said confusion surrounds the measure that passed. He said there were four different...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-28/anchorage-assembly-passes-rewrite-labor
State
Union war

...our union's carte blanche endorsement of Obama and his foreign policy to speak for us, or will we call upon our union leaders, our congressional delegation, and our president to care of our vets, remove our troops from Afghanistan, and end...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-05-01/union-war
Opinion
Helping workers RAISE themselves

...raises if today's legal barriers were removed.But union leaders don't seem interested in making sure that their members...choose patronage and corruption every time.Though union leaders may disagree, workers deserve better than federal labor...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-08-03/helping-workers-raise-themselves
Opinion
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