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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. Appeal is pending in Superior Court.

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