Governor Names New Deputy Labor Commissioners

Gov. Bill Walker has named two new deputy commissioners at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

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Former State Senator Joe Thomas, a Fairbanks Democrat, is taking one of the posts. Thomas served in the Legislature for six years, and he was an official with a Fairbanks labor union for two decades.

Greg Cashen has previously served as an assistant commissioner with the department, and most recently worked for the Alaska Gasline Development Corporation.