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Does minority want shutdown?

...minority legislators are refusing to tap the CBR. Why the stubbornness? Because they want to give state employee union members lucrative wage increases and sign Alaska up for Obamacare's unaffordable Medicaid expansion. Their actions are irresponsible...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-26/does-minority-want-shutdown
Letters
My Turn: Sullivan: Alaska, Washington state must work together

...harmful to Alaskans, they threaten the well-being of Washington's businesses, families, the fishing community and union members.Alaska has some of the highest environmental standards in the world. And as long as we need hydrocarbons to generate...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-02/my-turn-sullivan-alaska-washington-st
Opinion
Speak up for safety in honor of Workers' Memorial Day

...Arbor researcher Roland Zullo analyzed the relationship between construction industry fatalities and union density (union members as a percentage of the workforce). The study easily determined there is a strong association between increases in...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-27/speak-safety-honor-workers-memorial-d
Opinion
As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...get first priority for fish. SB43Gives liability protection to volunteer and nonprofit fire departments. SB44If a union member gets a religious exemption from paying union dues, instead of paying an equivalent amount to a charity of the union's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/legislature-enters-second-half-heres-on
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Bartending on the Alaska Marine Highway

...serving the smaller communities in Southeast.I'm in the Inland Boatmen's Union. We rank as the least-paid union members in the state, and I'm proud of it. Which sort of brings me to the AMHS's figure of saving $750,000 by eliminating...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-06/my-turn-bartending-alaska-marine-high
Opinion
Walker: No automatic vetoes on abortion restrictions

...endorsed the new ticket. AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami said social issues are not a factor in the endorsement, with union members on both sides of the abortion debate."It's how candidates respond on the issues that matter to working families...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-07/walker-no-automatic-vetoes-abortion-res
State
Ferry worker union rejects tentative contract

...proposal balanced and fair.Department spokesman Andy Mills said the state's negotiating team looked forward to hearing union members' concerns and determining the best way forward."Obviously when both sides are having a negotiation at a table...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/ferry-worker-union-rejects-tentative-co
State
Sen. Begich airs 1st TV ad against GOP's Treadwell

...re-election includes defining his opponents, trying to find wedge issues with women, Alaska Natives, fishermen and union members," Treadwell said in an email to The Associated Press."I won't let him do it," he said, noting that Begich's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-05/sen-begich-airs-1st-tv-ad-against-gops-
State
Sen. Begich airs 1st TV ad against GOP's Treadwell

...re-election includes defining his opponents, trying to find wedge issues with women, Alaska Natives, fishermen and union members," Treadwell said in an email to The Associated Press."I won't let him do it," he said, noting that Begich's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-06/sen-begich-airs-1st-tv-ad-against-gops-
State
Man pleads guilty to embezzling labor union funds

...converted union funds to his own personal use in the amount of $41,770.The funds had been collected as dues from union members and were supposed to be used to cover union expenses, such as office space rent, telephone and internet service...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-19/man-pleads-guilty-embezzling-labor-unio
Local

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