JUNEAU - Alaska is announcing tentative contracts that increase pay and benefits for the next three years to two unions representing about 12,000 state employees.
The contract with the biggest state employee's union, Alaska State Employees Association, AFSCME Local 52-General Government Unit, calls for a 1 percent wage schedule increase this July. That is to be followed by 2 percent increases in 2011 and 2012, bigger contributions to employee health care and updated geographic differentials.
The contract with the Alaska Public Employees Association-Supervisory Unit calls for 2 percent wage schedule increases each year, additional state contribution to employee health care and updated geographic differentials.
The contracts now go to union members for final approval.