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Senate Committees to have Overview on “Contract Negotiations 101”

Committees will meet in Anchorage on November 7, 2013

ANCHORAGE – At 9:00am on Thursday, November 7, 2013, the Senate State Affairs and Labor & Commerce Committees will have an overview on the contract negotiations with state public unions that will occur in 2013.  The meeting will take place in Room 210 of the Anchorage Legislative Information Office at 716 W. 4th Avenue in Anchorage.

The overview, titled “Contract Negotiations 101,” will be an informational hearing given by the Department of Administration (DOA) starting at 9:00am and concluding at 1:00pm.  DOA Deputy Commissioner Curtis Thayer and Division of Personnel and Labor Relations Director Nicki Neal will be giving presentations.    The public union contracts discussed during this informational meeting will include three maritime unions, the AVTEC teachers unit, and the Public Safety Employees Association.

The members of the Senate State Affairs Committee are Chair Senator Fred Dyson (R-Eagle River), Vice-Chair Senator Cathy Giessel (R-Anchorage Hillside, Turnagain Arm and North Kenai), as well as Senators Bert Stedman (R-Sitka), John Coghill (R-Fairbanks/Northpole), and Bill Wielechowski (­D-Anchorage).  The members of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee are Chair Senator Mike Dunleavy (R-Mat-Su Valley), Vice-Chair Senator Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna), as well as Senators Donald Olson (D-Nome/Golovin), Bert Stedman (R-Sitka), and Johnny Ellis (D-Anchorage).

WHO: Joint Senate State Affairs and Labor & Commerce Committee

WHAT: Informational Hearing on “Contract Negotiations 101”

WHEN: November 7, 2013 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

WHERE: Anchorage LIO, 716 W. 4th Avenue, Anchorage, AK

Those who cannot attend in person can listen to the live audio stream of the meeting online at alaskalegislature.tv.

For more information, please contact Joshua Banks, Senate State Affairs Committee Aide, at (907) 694-6683.

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