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Union opposes legislative action on minimum wage

...similar bill not only undermines the process, but deprives Alaska voters the opportunity liberties we all value so much," Alaska AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami told lawmakers Saturday during a joint hearing of the House and Senate judiciary committees...
Judge to move quickly on ballot lawsuit

...notes that the candidates succumbed to pressure by the Alaska AFL-CIO and its president to merge campaigns under a "super ticket...overwhelmingly threw their support behind the newly formed team.AFL-CIO President Vince Beltrami said in a statement Thursday that...
Sullivan says he backs state minimum wage measure

...critics - including the campaign of Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich - accused Sullivan of flip-flopping.The Alaska AFL-CIO, in a release, called his latest statement supporting the initiative an attempt to pander to voters."Dan Sullivan...
Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage

...was done in 2003.In 2001, bills to increase the minimum wage and index it to inflation were stalled in the legislature. The AFL-CIO gathered 50,000 signatures for an initiative mirroring Governor Knowles' bill, which was approved for the November...
Knowles endorsement right on for Alaska

I was glad to read about the AFL-CIO endorsing Tony Knowles. Tony has always been there for working families as mayor, as governor, and I know he'll take...
Minimum wage initiative certified for November ballot

...have the last word. The initiative being sought by the Alaska AFL-CIO would raise the state's minimum wage to $7.15 per...minimum wage. Mano Frey, executive president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, said the minimum wage in this state is below Washington...
Group supporting Senate bipartisan majority weighs in with campaign spending

...Putting Alaskans First Committee during the period was the Alaska AFL-CIO, which gave $134,000.The reporting period covers...our minds." Beltrami, who is also president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, did not have an exact figure as far as the fundraising...
Who needs balance when you've got Favre?

...offenses in the NFL. But perhaps that's all you need, as the Packers are on the verge of their first 5-0 start since the AFL/NFL merger of 1970. Their test this week, a Sunday night game on the near-frozen tundra of Lambeau Field against a crestfallen...
Senate committee votes to block new overtime rules by president

...election. ''Working families across the country are demanding that Bush put their interests above those of big business,'' AFL-CIO President John Sweeney said after the vote. The reverse effect might also benefit Republicans, who rely on campaign contributions...
Health care budget fact check

...2018 on high-value plans, those worth $10,200 or more for individual coverage and $27,500 for family policies. The AFL-CIO, whose member unions had supported the law, now says it is being implemented in a way that is "highly disruptive" to...


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