Frequently Asked Questions

The National Labor Relations Board has a detailed FAQ page you can find here.

Where can I find employment information in Alaska?

Looking for work in Alaska? Contact your union hall. If you are not a union member, you can see the job database here.

How many union members are in Alaska?

Behind only New York and Hawaii, Alaska has the 3rd highest union density in the United States. We have approximately 68,000 union members, with about 23% of Alaska's workforce being union.

Why are unions involved in politics?

Because politicians make and repeal laws that concern workers.

What is Right-to-Work (For Less)?

Simple answer - with Right-to-Work (For Less), someone who works at a union job would not be forced to pay their union dues. While that sounds like a great deal for many, what eventually happens is not a good deal at all!

Even if that worker is no longer paying dues, the union is still forced by law to represent that worker. When workers stop paying their dues, it weakens the ability of the union effectively represent their members which results in not only weaker unions but lower wages and working conditions. Alaska is not a Right-to-Work (For Less) state.

When unions are gone, who do you think looks out for your job safety, benefits and wages?