From the moment Gov. Dunleavy took office, the disdain for his own employees was on full display.
When working people speak up, we all benefit.
If there’s one state worker whose job shouldn’t be protected, it’s Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson’s. He’s a disgrace, and his poor legal judgments are costing Alaskans precious state funds.
Pure and simple, this is a textbook example of union busting.
Much of the time, the business community and labor unions are on opposite sides. But there are a few things on which we see eye-to-eye, and Ballot Measure 1 is at the top of that list.
There’s no margin for error, and her decision will have momentous consequences for this state.
Alaskans stand to get fleeced without major amendments to what's been proposed so far.
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. In the last few months, as I have gone door to door, the message is clear: We can’t afford to give the do-nothing Legislature another chance. I agree. That is why I threw my hat … Continue reading Challenger Vince Beltrami: It’s time to change the lineup
OPINION: Labor and business leaders agree that any attempt to steer Alaska's finances on the right path must include using Permanent Fund earnings.
OPINION: Alaska is facing a government shut-down because the legislative majority is not accustomed to negotiate with the minority, and the minority is standing firm to honor promises made to children, seniors and workers.
OPINION: Medicaid expansion is better than shovel-ready as an economic boost for Alaska -- and a lifesaver for Alaskans.
OPINION: If Sullivan were to be elected, Alaskans will lose clout, seniority, and effectiveness, and working people -- union members or not -- would suffer.
Compass: Alaska AFL-CIO chief Vince Beltrami responds to columnist Paul Jenkins about the union's view of oil taxes -- and takes a shot at the governor while he's at it.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor web page, Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It is a tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country.
I had a news writing instructor at UAA twenty years ago. This guy was the epitome of a classic straight-line journalist. His name was Paul Jenkins. He was a by-the-book, objective, no-nonsense, research your facts kind of guy. He was also the editor of the Anchorage Times. I was steadfast to his principled teaching, and was lucky enough to be hired by him to work at The Times.