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What others say: Restoring Alaska-hire is nothing to brag about

...mischaracterization of the action by the Labor Department under former Gov. Sean Parnell.Here is what the former Labor Commissioner Dianne Blumer wrote in her own op-ed at the time: "According to state law, the Employment Preference Determination...
Walker announces merger of Alaska Labor agencies

...announced Wednesday.Walker at a press conference with Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas said the Employment Security Division...a "zone of under employment" as have previous Labor commissioners.The declaration allows the state to require 90...
Senate panel doesn't include forward-funding of education

...advanced late Thursday afternoon and could get a Senate vote as early as Friday.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, unsuccessfully sought to rescind language the committee adopted Wednesday that seeks to eliminate pay raises for...
Proposal would reject pay increases for public employees

...savings seemed to track with the amount for cost-of-living adjustments.Sen. Click Bishop, a former state labor commissioner, said after the morning meeting that he did not support the amendments. Bishop, R-Fairbanks, who sits on Senate...
Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75 an hour Tuesday

...District of Columbia also approved hikes last year, according to the organization.Ed Flanagan, a former state labor commissioner and a sponsor of the initiative, said he is glad to see other states increasing their minimum wage and he would...
Industry, legislators still buzzing about Walker firings

...and who previously signed a confidentiality agreement, attended the working group session. Two new members, Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas and Acting Commerce Commissioner Fred Parady, could not attend the technical session because they...
Thomas, Cashen named deputy state labor commissioners

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Joe Thomas, a former Democratic state senator from Fairbanks, has been named a deputy commissioner of the state labor department.
Fears, hopes loom as wages set to jump

...having the fourth highest cost of living in the country. Ed Flanagan, cofounder of the group and a former Alaska Labor Commissioner, credited the current discrepancy to the Alaska legislature's repeal of the Cost of Living Adjustment in 2003...
Voices of Alaska: Don't be fooled by phony support for minimum wage

...the minimum wage initiative which has been certified for the August election as Ballot Measure 3. He served as labor commissioner under Governor Tony Knowles from January 1999 to December 2002.
Gas-line group board seeks clarity on confidentiality pacts

...information, because you used that data to back up the assumptions you made during your analysis," Fauske said.State labor commissioner Heidi Drygas said not signing the agreement creates a predicament. But Drygas said she is confident there will...


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