The Alaska Labor Relations Agency administers the Public Employment Relations Act (PERA) for the State, municipalities, public schools, and university. The Agency also administers the railroad labor relations laws for the Alaska Railroad Corporation. It determines petitions for certification or decertification of bargaining representatives, petitions to clarify the composition of public employee bargaining units and to amend the certification of units, and charges of unfair labor practices from labor organizations, public employers, and public employees. It enforces terms of a collective bargaining agreement, determines strike eligibility of workers, and rules on claims for religious exemption from the obligation to pay fees to a bargaining representative. 

BOARD MEMBERS back to top

The agency is governed by a board of six members who serve staggered three-year terms. The members must have backgrounds in labor relations and two members each must be drawn from management, labor, and the general public. AS 23.05.360(b).

As of Annual Report Date for 1999
Alfred L. Tamagni, Chair Reappointed December 2, 1997 Public
Blair E. Marcotte, Vice Chair Reappointed July 31, 1998 Public
Robert A. Doyle, Board Member Reappointed August 3, 1999 Management
Dick Brickley, Board Member Appointed September 22, 1999 Management
Karen J. Mahurin, Board Member Reappointed December 2, 1997 Labor
Raymond Smith, Board Member Reappointed July 31, 1998 Labor

STAFF back to top

Mark Torgerson, hearing examiner/administrator
Jean Ward, hearing officer/investigator
Margie Yadlosky, personnel specialist I
Donna Bodkin, administrative clerk III

OFFICE back to top

3301 Eagle Street, Suite 208
P.O. Box 107026
Anchorage, Alaska 99510-7026

Phone: (907) 269-4895
Fax: (907) 269-4898

STATUTES back to top

Relevant statutes appear in AS 23.05.360--23.05.390; AS 23.40.070--23.40.260 (PERA); and AS 42.40.705--42.40.890 (railroad).

Pamphlet No. 900

REGULATIONS back to top

The agency's regulations appear in 8 AAC 97.010--8 AAC 97.990.

Pamphlet No. 900

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