Last week we asked you to reach out to Alaska's US Senators for help on SJR 36 - an attempt to overthrow the National Labor Relations Board new rules on a quick union election.
Due to the Senate rejecting the bill, workers can quickly have an election on whether they want to have a union or not. Under the old rules, a business could drag out the process for quite a while, using that time to distort the facts about joining a union.
We want to thank Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Mark Begich for voting NO on this bill!
Check out our 2012 Spring Newsletter. We discuss the public pension bill, redistricting and our new employee, Kim Raymond!
It's that time of year again! Each year we sell out on our raffle tickets.
How it works: We sell 400 tickets at $100 each. In November we draw a ticket each day for the gun listed below. Here is the fun part: If your ticket is drawn, it goes back in the raffle. Your chances stay the same each day, but it IS possible to win multiple guns, and that happens each year!
Call 258-6284 to find out where you can purchase a ticket.
After more than two years of blatantly breaking the law, the Anchorage Sheraton Hotel has been ordered by a federal judge to comply with the terms and conditions of its previous contract with the Hotel Employees & Restaurant Employees Local 878.
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The following is a brief email from President Rich Trumka of the AFL-CIO regarding unions in 2011. It was a tough year for union members, especially in the mid-west as they fought, and are still fighting, attempts to end collective bargaining and impose terrifying Right-to-Work (for less) legislation.
Keep an eye out for petitions to recall Anchorage Ordinance 37!
It was passed on March 26th and is a clear attempt to silence and bind Anchorage's city workers.
We will keep you updated when the petitions are ready to sign!
Check this out for more info!
Department of Labor
One look at what's been going on in the U.S. Department of Labor will show you how the Obama administration is working hard to overturn years of Bush-era anti-labor culture
- The Nation: April 10, 2010 edition