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Unions file unfair labor practice complaint

Posted: May 9, 2012 - 1:23pm  |  Updated: May 10, 2012 - 10:27am

The Kenai Peninsula Education Association and the Kenai Peninsula Education Support Association filed an Unfair Labor Practices claim against the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District on Tuesday.

The unions filed the complaint with the Alaska Labor Relations Agency because the district released confidential information during the mediation for contract negotiations on its website, according to a KPEA/KPESA press release. 

“Basically the dispute is they were bound by the same agreement we were in mediation, that anything coming out of mediation would not be discussed unless it had resulted in an actual proposal,” KPEA President LaDawn Druce said. 

KPBSD Assistant Superintendent Sean Dusek said the district has not had a chance to look over the claim as of Wednesday.

“It’s premature for us to make any comments right now,” Dusek said. “We’re just totally focused on setting up a meeting with the associations to continue negotiations.”

The ALRA, based in Anchorage, will be sending a letter to the district and the associations within the next three days acknowledging the charge was filed, ALRA Hearing Officer Jean Ward said. The letter will also ask for a response from the district within two weeks, she said. 

“Then we investigate the matter to see if there’s probable cause to support the charge,” Ward said. “If there is then I work with the parties informally to see if there’s a way it can be resolved.”

If that happens, she said, then it goes away, but if an informal resolution doesn’t work, and if there is probable cause, the issue goes to a hearing in front of a three-member panel of ALRA board members.

“If I investigate it and I don’t find probable cause, I issue a notice of preliminary finding after investigation which can be appealed by a three-member panel of our board,” Ward said. 

 

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akal
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akal 05/09/12 - 01:49 pm
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More Greed

once again we see the the unionists who get the greater amount of taxpayer monies grasping for even more. education over the internet seems a much better method in these bad economic times. the bureaucracies that leach the life out of all of us will continue until we are all broke , if we let them.in the 21st century we must reform old practices or perish.

Mariner
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Mariner 05/09/12 - 10:12 pm
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More Greed

Akal, you don't know what you're talking about. The employee groups are simply following the rules previously agreed and prescribed by law. This is the orderly process when rules aren't followed. Hopefully mediation will result in a contract however binding arbitration remains available to resolve this conflict. Binding Arbitration was used in the 1990's which resulted in both parties being awarded reasonable however less than ideal for each party. A fair award is a compromise. We don't experience too many compromises in our country today. It's usually obstinance. Try solutions rather than accusations.

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/10/12 - 09:10 am
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As a union member since 1973

As a union member since 1973 i joined for better wages & help, protection against unscrupulos employers and have seen the Good & Bad of unions. Unions are a form of control of people which was started by church groups & womens groups to provide protection against corrupt abusers of employees. I have seen this protection done and i have also seen it not done, so whats the answer concerning unions?
In 1978 when i accepted Christ Jesus as Lord & Savior (not perfect since 78, but forgiven & working daily to be better with slipups along the way) i like many are drawn to the prophecies of the Bible concerning the future things to come that would usher in the End of the Age. Signs discribed in Matthew 24; 25; all of which Christ explained to his followers of things to be looking for that would signal this time, now 2 thousand yrs later, or 1979 yrs to be exact, all in responce to their questions concerning his return & End of the age or era.
I was curious about Revelation 13; which discribes a coming world leader with his global economic system & single religion that one must belong to or be totally restricted from all forms of commerce even to the point of death for not joining this union of one.
Not until the computer age was fully developed with these RFID chips & electronic control of economics did i fully understand how this union could be implimented & inforced for Total control of all in economics & commerce.
We now have the ability to sanction, restrict or apply pressure to every one until they submit to demands being made on them or are destroyed for not submitting, both individually or nationally and it's Glogal.
So this is my question about this coming Union of One, will you join it or reject it's total control of ALL?

Revelation 13:16-17

akal
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akal 05/10/12 - 09:52 am
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union

I am against the one worlders who seem to be destroying the currencies of all nations.they represent a union most foul.living by treating others as we want to be treated seems the best way forward. also trust not the institutions of man.to serve the creator, and not mans creations. to live simply and high mindedness . we all must fight the battle against those that rule the world and keep faith in a better place after this life.as this world is quite finite.

Mariner
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Mariner 05/10/12 - 10:23 am
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Comments way "beneath" me so far.....

It's amazing how in our country, the 400 richest families control the wealth equal to 150,000,000 people and most comments posted here are worried about 8% of the entire U.S. workforce that are unionized. Remember, on the Kenai, they're your neighbors and friends. You see them at Carrs and Fred's and McDonald's. Because you're "Saved" or have been a member of a union does not necessarily equip you to be an expert on all topics. "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself".

spwright
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spwright 05/10/12 - 12:00 pm
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Collective Bargaining

It's called COLLECTIVE BARGAINING & part of that legal process is Bargaining & attempts to reach a compromise on each side both MANAGEMENT & LABOR & arrive at a NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT.
If that is not possible then the process of MEDIATION is attempted. If that is not successful then the Final Step is
ARBITRATION. Both sides pay for a professional Arbitrator
to review the Negotiations then make a decision that should be as Fair as Possible to both sides.

Thru all of this process what is negotiated is confidential & is only known by the appointed Negotiation Team Members
both Management & Labor. Neither side is to discuss
the on-going Negotiations until there is a agreement on both sides.

The Unfair Labor Practice Claim is that Management shared information that should have been kept confidental.

To be Honest, "This Dance" will probably continue On & On until next August 2012/2013 School Year. That's my guess.

SPW "Airborne"
Lets hear rants about the Evils of the Union & the Great One % ers & the Right to Work for Less opinion.

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/10/12 - 01:28 pm
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Not an expert just

Not an expert just opinionated about everything in this circle of life which all stems from creation & what Gods end game plan is for ALL.
Every one has opinions just like other things, body parts, all of which of are clean while some are dirty and we each use them when & how we wish in spite of pretending that we might not be doing so.
Some opinions are voiced and acted upon while others are not voiced or acted upon. We non the less have opinions of everything daily, Union member, Christian or not, now don't we all?

Revelation 13:16-17

robert white
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robert white 05/10/12 - 07:40 pm
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unions

I see by the comments, its time to make this state a "right to work" state. Good workers don't need a union and employers will pay top dollar for their service!!!!!!

Mariner
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Mariner 05/10/12 - 10:24 pm
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Right to work....

Robert,
You don't make sense here. Unions are keeping people from earning money? Business owners want to pay more but the Unions are keeping the wages down? Am I missing something here?
Get a list of the Right to Work states and see how they rank in the order of unemployment benefits. Your logic would be these states have more employment and they're earning more than the states where unions are legal. I think you'll notice most of them are the poorer states too.

Alabama
Arizona †
Arkansas †
Florida †
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana[27]
Iowa
Kansas
Louisiana
Mississippi †
Nebraska
Nevada
North Carolina
North Dakota
Oklahoma †
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Wyoming

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/11/12 - 08:22 am
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Please explain to me what

Please explain to me what part about the coming One World UNION that everyone will have to join in order to survive don't some of you understand? Every state has the right to work in one form or another. When the Govt. does away with jobs what the blank good is a right to work state gonna do? Take all the west coast states that sent all the migrant workers home for being here illegally, there crops rotted in the fields. Did the legal Americans that think they are above that form of labor and wanted high wages do the work left behind? NO.
Please trust me the right to work states treat you like slaves and sure theres work to be done but one must work continually in order to gain the slightess advancement in life other than enough to feed the family. Thats why i left Texas i was tired of the abuse and working for the county store with no hope for the future.
The song Big John about the coal miner was not a made up song, but reality of right ot work or starve states that treat everyone as they wish and if ya don't like it then starve to death because some one else will take your place. Very plane & simple this song which points to a view of that coming forced OWO Unions plans as well that God warns about for the Last days to close out this era of time.

Do you really think all the people voted for Obama so they could go to work? No they voted for him because he promised them free stuff that he is gonna take from others.
What we see in America was EXACTLY what brought down the Roman Empire which is an exact model of America in every way shape & form of government down to the rising from slavery & poverty to Freedom & prosperity back to slavery & poverty. We have come full circle as a nation and are going down just as planned.

Everyone will have to join the coming Union of One of Revelation 13; or die for rejecting to do so during the 7 year Tribulation that's coming soon.
Revelation 20:4 shows these people that would not join the coming Union & explains how there heads were cut off for rejecting that Union One Leader.
Some will say that can't happen, so i'll say this look at the pressure being applied now to all that reject these simi peaceful unions of today and tell me that they can't become killing machines in the future.
God has warned us of whats to come & provided us a way of escaping it thru his son Jesus the Christ, it's every ones free choice.

Revelation 13:16-17

robert white
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robert white 05/11/12 - 08:22 am
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Right to work

Mariner,I think everyone knows what its like to work with a worthless drone who can't carry his or her own weight but is protected by the union. You know the kind who everyone has to work a little harder to cover... I wonder how many of your listed states are among the states with the most underfunded pension liabilities? Unions were good at one time but now it's big business and a monster out of a box!

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/11/12 - 09:06 am
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Your right about that & it's

Your right about that & it's exactly what Revelation 13; says is coming & Obama is a forerunner of this coming leader to a tee. Not say he is the coming global messiah that will promise the world rescue after the global crash, but a very close replica if one reads Gods words which portray this Union leaders forced joining.
I have seen both Good & Bad in the union & yes it jacked my jaw to deal with worthless people that are nothing but a drain on others who do work for their money & deserve every penny.
People like me that LOVED to work & was always working for the consumers, but refused to kiss a** of management or allow worthless people to work with me, so we are culled out. Which is exactly one of the reasons Ray Southwell was also culled out by the CPGH management, he cared for others & his lips did not assume the proper shape.

Revelation 13; is coming just as God warns & it will be a right to work Global state, but only members can work & thats an eternal mistake on their part for joining this Union of One.

soldotna
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soldotna 05/11/12 - 09:46 am
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More money does no equall better education

Just ask the 78% of California’s eighth-graders tested on a national science test that DID NOT PASS IT.

http://www.ocregister.com/news/students-353581-state-scores.html

Mariner
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Mariner 05/11/12 - 10:21 am
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Purpose for unions.....

Some of you are right about unions who appear to protect workers not pulling their weight. The Unions I was a member of didn't defend people with problems, they represented them. They were with them to make sure they had a chance to defend themselves with facts, followed the timelines that management required and made sure they understood what the wording in the reprimand was all about. If they had to make improvements in their work they made sure they were going to be judged fairly not set up to fail because it wasn't fair.
Sometimes you need a lawyer and they can help pay for one. The important difference between defending and representing is: defending means, the union would support you in lying or stretching the truth or denying things that happened. Representing means, they make sure you have a fair chance to tell your story in a disciplinary hearing. You tell your story, if it doesn't hold water that's your problem, the union in representing doesn't support or deny your story...that's for you to tell. There's a big difference.

Before the union movement we didn't have workman's Comp., didn't have unemployment, no laws in how many hours you could work per week, allowed children to work at any age, no over time, no pensions, no health insurance, just an opportunity to work. If you're injured and can't work, they'd just hire someone else. Husband dies with 5 kids and a sick wife and gets injured, he can look elsewhere for work. Unions have been needed and at times have gotten out of hand in mismanagement of pension funds but because some have gotten out of hand in the boroughs of New York doesn't mean unions are run the same way on the Kenai. It will only get worse if unions are eliminated. On Feb 10, 2011 a Missouri Senate Bill SB 222 was given a second reading and referred to a committee to eliminate prohibiting children under 14 from working. It's just a start. http://www.senate.mo.gov/11info/BTS_Web/Bill.aspx?BillID=4124271&SessionType=R

cheapersmokes
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cheapersmokes 05/21/12 - 07:20 am
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Unions

Granted, their was a time when unions were needed and have provided many benefits which everyone takes for granted now! But the balance of power has swung totally the other way with all of the power now being held by the Education and Government unions and the inability of our elected officials to be able to say "No" to their ever increasing demands! I feel today's union are happy as long as the dues continue to flow into their bank accounts!

Watchman on the Wall
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Watchman on the Wall 05/21/12 - 10:03 am
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Forced submission

As i said before i am thankful for the protection i got as a Union member & thats why i joined in 1973. The thing is i now can see how unions are being used for the coming Union of One mentioned in Revelation 13; which is a completed desire for Total control of every thing & every one at the end of this Age. Many believe this Age or End of the Age of time is 2012 with 89+ societies predicting this.
It's not the End of the World, but the End of an Age, dispensation of time & as history shows major world wide troubles have come at these differant end times.
Jesus even told his followers this as written in Matthew 24;.
The coming One World Unions forced membership will cause every one to be under the World leaders power for every thing needed to survive daily life & those that don't belong to his Union will be targeted & even killed for their lack of support.
We already see these actions being implimented & forced submission to the desires of the Unions every day.
A Global Economic collapse is coming & a man will step foreward as the Worlds savior for ALL that will follow his lead & join his Union of One, as Revelation 13; shows, so get ready trouble is coming soon.
The desire to protect has gone to the point of total control now with Freedom of choice being forgotten & mob rule has become the norm. This mob rule or revolution is exactly what i said Obama would usher in with his Fundamental Hope & Change to believe in 4 years ago and it would allow him to impliment Martial Law and do away with OUR Constitution which OUR Freedoms are outlined in.
Once OUR Constitution is gone, we will never get it back and OUR Nation will fall & become just another member of the OWO and Union of One.
Do you really think that all the Occupy folks really care about OUR Freedoms? They don't & in fact alot of them anti American haters of OUR Freedoms and these rallies are ment for no good, but to allow the Govt. to inforce military rule & eventually that desired Martial Law by Obama.
Trouble is coming very soon with the demanded Union of One support being the only way of survival in this life so get ready, it will come just as Gods word promises.
Two choices of which Union to join, Gods or mans/satans and eternal consiquences from your single vote of who to follow being in the balance.
It's not my desire to try & stop this coming One World Union or Obama, if i had that desire i would be fighting against God and what he, God said would come. My only point is to try & help people see what many ancient societies have said is coming as well as Jesus and it will not be stopped until Christ returns to stop it's spread & Total distruction of All life on earth if not stopped. Man with the help of Lucifer would Totally distry everything if allowed to continue on in OUR sinful state to control ALL.

Isaiah 1:23

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