Decisions and Orders Digest for 1998

Alaska State Employees Ass'n, AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO vs. State of Alaska, Decision & Order No. 235 (March 19, 1998). The Agency will not exercise its discretion to enforce an arbitration clause when the petitioner is seeking to arbitrate an issue that is clearly not arbitrable. Decision Appealed: Alaska State Employees Association, AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO vs. State of Alaska, Decision & Order No. 235 (March 19, 1998). Superior Court DISMISSED appeal on Agency decision and order in case number IJU-98-833CI on September 7, 1999.

Alaska State Employees Ass'n, AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO vs. State of Alaska and Alaska Public Employees Association, AFL-CIO, Decision & Order No. 236 (August 20, 1998). The bargaining unit placement of the engineering assistant II position in the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, PCN 25-1712, is appropriately in the supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Alaska Public Employees Association/AFT, AFL-CIO.

Alaska State Employees Ass'n, AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO vs. State of Alaska and Alaska Public Employees Association, AFL-CIO, Decision & Order No. 237 (August 19, 1998). The bargaining unit placement of the boiler and pressure vessel inspector I positions in the Department of Labor, PCN's 07-4508, 07-4505, 07-4509, and 07-4541, is appropriately in the general government bargaining unit represented by the Alaska State Employees Association/AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO. There has not been a change of circumstances that would justify placing the positions in the labor, trades, and crafts unit represented by Public Employees Local 71, AFL-CIO. 8 AAC 97.050(a)(1).

Alaska State Employees Ass'n, AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO vs. State of Alaska and Alaska Public Employees Association, AFL-CIO, Decision & Order No. 238 (August 20, 1998). The bargaining unit placement of the technical engineer I/architect I position in the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities, PCN 25-3044, is appropriately in the supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Alaska Public Employees Association/AFT, AFL-CIO.

Alaska State Employees Ass'n, AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO vs. State of Alaska and Alaska Public Employees Association, AFL-CIO, Decision & Order No. 239 (August 20, 1998). The bargaining unit placement of the administrative assistant position in the Division of Administrative Services, Department of Environmental Conservation, PCN 18-7454, is appropriately in the supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Alaska Public Employees Association/AFT, AFL-CIO.

Alaska State Employees Ass'n, AFSCME Local 52, AFL-CIO vs. State of Alaska and Alaska Public Employees Association, AFL-CIO, Decision & Order No. 240 (August 20, 1998). The bargaining unit placement of the administrative manager II position in the Department of Transportation, PCN 25-2122, is appropriately in the supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Alaska Public Employees Association/AFT, AFL-CIO.

John Egenolf, Ph.D., vs. United Academics, AAUP/AFT/APEA, AFL-CIO and University of Alaska, Decision & Order No. 241 (December 15, 1998). A "long-standing moral and philosophical objection" to membership in a labor organization does not, by itself, constitute a bona fide religious conviction supporting a religious exemption under AS 23.40.225.

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