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Special Message from ASEA Executive Director Jake Metcalfe--Sep. 27, 2019 

To ASEA members and State Employees:

The Governor of Alaska issued an Administrative Order that is an extreme attack on Alaska state employees. There’s a reason thousands upon thousands of public service workers in Alaska have joined a union. Because it gives us a voice. Governor Dunleavy wants to take that voice away. It will not happen. The most important thing you can do right now is update your contact info. We expect more attacks. And it is important we have your personal contact email or phone. Please take a moment and update your info now at https://www.afscmelocal52.org/asea-contact.

Jake Metcalfe
Executive Director


State Action Unsupported in Law, TRO Granted--Oct. 4, 2019

Judge Miller observes that, "The State advances a position contrary to the express wording of Janus, contrary to the memorandum opinion issued by his predecessor in office, contrary to all known opinions from other States’ Attorneys General, and contrary to nine federal court decisions, two administrative agency decisions, and two arbitration awards."


[video] Message re: Judge Sides with ASEA on TRO--Oct. 3, 2019


ASEA Awarded TRO in State Interference--Oct. 3, 2019

Today, Judge Miller granted the State’s largest stateemployee union with a temporary restraining order against the State’s extreme attack on public employees, writing:

“The State advances a position contrary to the express wording of Janus, contrary to the memorandum opinion issued by his predecessor in office, contrary to all known opinions from other States’ Attorneys General, and contrary to nine federal court decisions, two administrative agency decisions, and two arbitration awards.”


[video] Message re: State Interference in Union--Sep. 27, 2019


Communication in Question: Contact Info Needed--Sep. 27, 2019

The Governor recently sent you an Administrative Order and related information about his AO. This action by the governor, in and of itself, is a violation of state law and our contract. Given this governor’s track record, we expect continued violations of PERA to occur, including interfering with our ability to contact you.


ASEA Responds to Dunleavy Administration Attack on Public Employees--Sep. 26, 2019

Today, the Governor of Alaska issued an Administrative Order that is an extreme attack on Alaska State Employees. Today’s actions by the Governor were not a surprise. This Governor has made it clear that he wants to gut vital public services and remove important jobs since he took office. Public employees come to work every day and provide the vital services that keep Alaska running. They deserve a voice on the job and the ability to advocate for strong public services in this state.