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Who Are the Negotiators?

Who will negotiate the next contract?

Who Are the Negotiators?

The SU bargaining team is comprised of members elected regionally by SU membership and professional staff from Alaska Public Employee Association-AFT (APEA_AFT), our state affiliate, with years of negotiation experience. There are 6 SU members elected for the bargaining team, three who are leads and three alternates from each region. Elections were held in the fall of 2020 for this bargaining team. The team is comprised the following primary negotiators: Jess Carson (Northern), Jimmie Wallace (Southcentral), and Larry Owen (Southeast), and alternate negotiators: Andrea Quintyne (Northern), Joel St. Aubin (Southcentral), and Jesse Slone (Southeast).

APEA-AFT staff include Business Manager Jeff Kasper who was a former SU elected officer and contract negotiator; and Southeast Field Representative Stephen Courtright, who is a former state employee union leader. Together they bring years of experience, education, knowledge of state policies and procedures, and training in the art and science of negotiations.

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