Public Employees ratify new contract with the state

Alaska Public Employees Association members have ratified a new contract with the Palin administration. It gives supervisors an 11.5% raise over 3 years, with 5.5% retroactive to last July, then 3% in each of the next two years. Ballots were counted Wednesday. More than 80% of nearly 2,000 bargaining unit members voted in the election – an unprecedented turnout.

Rosemarie Alexander, KTOO – Juneau