Enrolled SB 95: Relating to strikes by employees of a municipal school district, a regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding school, and requiring notice of at least 72 hours of a strike by those employees.
00Enrolled SB 95 01 Relating to strikes by employees of a municipal school district, a regional educational 02 attendance area, or a state boarding school, and requiring notice of at least 72 hours of a strike 03 by those employees. 04 _______________ 05 * Section 1. AS 23.40.200(d) is amended to read: 06 (d) The class in (a)(3) of this section includes all other public employees who 07 are not included in the classes in (a)(1) or (2) of this section. Subject to (g) of this 08 section, employees [EMPLOYEES] in this class may engage in a strike if a majority 09 of the employees in a collective bargaining unit vote by secret ballot to do so. 10 [HOWEVER, IF AN IMPASSE OR DEADLOCK IS REACHED IN COLLECTIVE 11 BARGAINING NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN A MUNICIPAL SCHOOL 12 DISTRICT, A REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE AREA, OR A STATE 13 BOARDING SCHOOL AND ITS EMPLOYEES, THE PARTIES SHALL SUBMIT 14 TO ADVISORY ARBITRATION BEFORE THE EMPLOYEES MAY ENGAGE IN
01 A STRIKE. THE ARBITRATOR SELECTED TO CONDUCT THE ADVISORY 02 ARBITRATION MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION 03 ASSOCIATION PANEL OF LABOR ARBITRATORS OR THE FEDERAL 04 MEDIATION AND CONCILIATION SERVICE. IN SELECTING THE 05 ARBITRATOR, THE PARTIES SHALL REQUEST A LIST OF ARBITRATORS 06 WHO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF AND RECENT EXPERIENCE IN THE LOCAL 07 CONDITIONS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, REGIONAL EDUCATIONAL 08 ATTENDANCE AREA, OR STATE BOARDING SCHOOL. A LIST 09 CONTAINING AT LEAST FIVE NOMINEES WHO MEET THE 10 QUALIFICATIONS OF THIS SUBSECTION IS A COMPLETE LIST FOR THE 11 PURPOSE OF STRIKING NAMES AND SELECTING THE ARBITRATOR.] 12 * Sec. 2. AS 23.40.200 is amended by adding a new subsection to read: 13 (g) Under the provisions of (d) of this section, if an impasse or deadlock is 14 reached in collective bargaining negotiations between a municipal school district, a 15 regional educational attendance area, or a state boarding school and its employees, 16 (1) the parties shall submit to advisory arbitration before the 17 employees may vote to engage in a strike; the arbitrator shall 18 (A) be a member of the American Arbitration Association, 19 Panel of Labor Arbitrators, or the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service; 20 (B) have knowledge of and recent experience in the local 21 conditions in the school district, regional educational attendance area, or state 22 boarding school; and 23 (C) be determined from a list containing at least five nominees 24 who meet the qualifications of this subsection; this list shall be considered a 25 complete list for the purpose of striking names and selecting the arbitrator; 26 (2) if, under (1) of this subsection, advisory arbitration fails, a strike 27 may not begin until at least 72 hours after notice of the strike is given to the other 28 party; in any event, a strike may not begin on or after the first day of the school term, 29 as that term is described in AS 14.03.030, unless at least one day in session with 30 students in attendance has passed after notice of the strike is given by the employees to 31 the other party.