Minimum wage measure could boost bus driver pay

...measure increases the state minimum wage by $1 on Feb. 24 and by another...for each increase to the minimum wage, climbing to $19.50 per hour...The statute requiring bus driver wages at double the minimum wage was part of the 1989 Alaska School...
Grand jury indicts woman on false tax claim counts

...preparation company, Triple H Tax and Services.Anetipa transferred wage information from American Samoa tax statements to W-2 wage and tax statements, falsely indicating wages of the 28 people were earned in Alaska or Texas, according to the...
My Turn: Forested communities must be made whole

...timber and generated a lot of revenue. Active management of our national forests created good jobs in rural communities with wages that supported entire families. At its peak in 1989, the U.S. Forest Service shared approximately $362 million with forested...
Southeast by the (updated) numbers

...Alaska by Alaskans," she said.Vigor is hiring 90 additional full-time employees, she reported, paying $7 million in wages per year.Seafood industry numbers were record-breaking in 2013, and Southeast Alaska benefited.The region led the state's...
Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

...impact of raising the minimum wage has been much debated over the...estimated that a federal minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, which...states that raised their minimum wages at the beginning of 2014 were...state-by-state hiring data.Minimum wage proposals tend to be popular...
My Turn: Chamber CEO, Empire misrepresent circumstances of minimum wage debate

...2002-2003, when our minimum wage increased 27 percent - literally...employing large numbers of minimum wage earners such as seafood processing...lobbyists. More jobs at better wages? We think Alaskan voters will...Alaskans For A Fair Minimum Wage.
Alaskan 'Ghostwalker' speaks against smoking

Michael Patterson, the self-proclaimed "Ghostwalker" of Juneau, continues to wage a battle against tobacco in his home state. He was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, a form of emphysema...
Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...increase the state's minimum wage. If the measures passes, we...than a quarter of minimum-wage earners. According to the Pew...the workforce at entry-level wages. Sadly for Alaska, many of...raise the state's minimum wage, but voting Yes on Ballot Measure...
My Turn: Walk in the shoes of a minimum wage worker

...have walked in the shoes of a minimum wage worker. I know from experience that it's a tougher road today.Minimum wage buys fewer necessities now than it did...tables and worked a variety of minimum-wage jobs.I saw the minimum wage as a temporary...
Chamber debate turns into lecture against minimum wage hike

...against raising the minimum wage in Alaska, even the servers...mean, when you raise wages for people then it'll...the following year. The wage would be adjusted mandate employees' wages; most businesses in Juneau...well above the minimum wage, he argued. He said...


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