Public Sector Labor Relations: Alaska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
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- The Public Employment Relations Act governs public sector labor relations in Alaska. See Public Employment Relations Act.
- Public employees have the right to organize and public employers have a duty to bargain. See Right to Organize and Bargain Collectively.
- Public employers can enter into agreements with labor unions to require union membership by employees, with special provisions for those with religious objections. See Membership and Dues.
- The Public Employment Relations Act specifies what actions constitute unfair labor practices by public employers and employee organizations. See Unfair Labor Practices.
- The Public Employment Relations Act includes procedures for mediation and arbitration. See Mediation and Arbitration.
- Public employees generally have the right to strike, except in certain circumstances. See Right to Strike.
- Alaska has a separate statute governing labor relations for employees of the Alaska Railroad. See Alaska Railroad Company Employees.