Alaska union files grievance over governor's budget


January 5, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A union representing nearly 8,000 state employees has filed a complaint against Gov. Bill Walker and his administration for an alleged violation of contract.

The Alaska State Employees Association filed the class-action grievance Tuesday in response to Walker’s recently announced budget plan for next fiscal year. The union takes issue with a part of the plan that calls for downsizing Department of Transportation staff and privatizing the majority of the agency’s design team.

The grievance says plans to privatize union member positions must first have a feasibi...

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