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Decisions and Orders Digest for 2015

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MASTERS, MATES & PILOTS, AFL-CIO VS. STATE OF ALASKA, CASE NOS. 13-1633-ULP, 13-1635-ULP; INLANDBOATMEN’S UNION OF THE PACIFIC, ALASKA REGION 1, INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION VS. STATE OF ALASKA, CASE NO. 13-1636-ULP; MARINE ENGINEERS’ BENEFICIAL ASSOCIATION, AFL-CIO VS. STATE OF ALASKA, CASE NO. 13-1637-ULP (CONSOL.). Decision and Order No. 303 (February 27, 2015). The unfair labor practice charges filed by the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots, AFL-CIO; Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, AFL-CIO; and the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, Alaska Region 1, International Longshore and Warehouse Union are granted in accordance with this decision. There was a past practice of providing access to the food courts on the fast vehicle ferries M/V Fairweather and M/V Chenega. This past practice, of providing food and drinks for crew members for nine years, is a mandatory subject of bargaining.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MASTERS, MATES & PILOTS, AFL-CIO VS. STATE OF ALASKA; INLANDBOATMEN’S UNION OF THE PACIFIC, ALASKA REGION 1, INTERNATIONAL LONGSHORE AND WAREHOUSE UNION VS. STATE OF ALASKA; MARINE ENGINEERS’ BENEFICIAL ASSOCIATION, AFL-CIO VS. STATE OF ALASKA. 15-1668-OTH. Decision and Order No. 304 (October 1, 2015). The Motion for Clarification filed by the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots, AFL-CIO; Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association, AFL-CIO; and the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, Alaska Region 1, International Longshore and Warehouse Union is granted in accordance with this decision. The reimbursement for food and beverages in the amount of $7.94 is calculated based on the retail price of food and beverages on the fast vehicle ferries.

PUBLIC SAFETY EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION/AFSCME LOCAL 803 (PSEA) VS. CITY OF FAIRBANKS. 14-1658-ULP. Decision and Order No. 305 (November 24, 2015). The City of Fairbanks committed an unfair labor practice violation by approving its collective bargaining agreement with the Public Safety Employees Association and then not funding the agreement. On December 9, 2015, City of Fairbanks appealed the Agency decision and order in case 4FA-15-02868CI. The superior court affirmed the Agency decision and the City of Fairbanks appealed that ruling to the Alaska Supreme Court in case S16501/16510. On June 15, 2018 the Alaska Supreme Court stated in its introduction that ď. . . because the record does not support a finding of bad faith on the cityís part, and because the failure to ratify the agreement alone cannot be a violation of the Act, we reverse the superior courtís decision affirming the ALRA panelís ruling.Ē On July 26, 2018 the superior court remanded the cases to the Alaska Labor Relations Agency.

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS LOCAL 1547, AFL-CIO V. FAIRBANKS NATURAL GAS. 16-1700-RC. (No Decision and Order issued in this case) (Appeal of Dismissal) (July 7, 2017). Fairbanks Natural Gas appealed the Alaska Labor Relations Agency Board Order regarding the Agency’s jurisdiction to hear International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547, AFL-CIO petition for representation to the superior court in case number 3-AN-17-08359-CI on August 4, 2017. On July 10, 2018, IBEW withdrew its petition for representation before the ALRA. On July 11, 2018, ALRA issued its dismissal. On July 12, 2018, a copy of the dismissal was filed with the court and on August 2, 2018, Fairbanks Natural Gas filed an unopposed motion to dismiss this appeal. The case was dismissed by the superior court on August 3, 2018.

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