Alaska Statutes.
Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
Chapter 40. Labor Organizations
Section 250. Definitions.
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AS 23.40.250. Definitions.

In AS 23.40.070 - 23.40.260, unless the context otherwise requires,

(1) "collective bargaining" means the performance of the mutual obligation of the public employer or the employer's designated representatives and the representative of the employees to meet at reasonable times, including meetings in advance of the budget making process, and negotiate in good faith with respect to wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment, or the negotiation of an agreement, or negotiation of a question arising under an agreement and the execution of a written contract incorporating an agreement reached if requested by either party, but these obligations do not compel either party to agree to a proposal or require the making of a concession;

(2) "election" means a proceeding conducted by the labor relations agency in which the employees in a collective bargaining unit cast a secret ballot for collective bargaining representatives, or for any other purpose specified in AS 23.40.070 - 23.40.260;

(3) "labor relations agency" means the Alaska labor relations agency established in AS 23.05.360 ;

(4) "monetary terms of an agreement" means the changes in the terms and conditions of employment resulting from an agreement that

(A) will require an appropriation for their implementation;

(B) will result in a change in state revenues or productive work hours for state employees; or

(C) address employee compensation, leave benefits, or health insurance benefits, whether or not an appropriation is required for implementation;

(5) "organization" means a labor or employee organization of any kind in which employees participate and which exists for the primary purpose of dealing with employers concerning grievances, labor disputes, wages, rates of pay, hours of employment, and conditions of employment;

(6) "public employee" means any employee of a public employer, whether or not in the classified service of the public employer, except elected or appointed officials or superintendents of schools;

(7) "public employer" means the state or a political subdivision of the state, including without limitation, a municipality, district, school district, regional educational attendance area, board of regents, public and quasi-public corporation, housing authority, or other authority established by law, and a person designated by the public employer to act in its interest in dealing with public employees;

(8) "regional educational attendance area" means an educational service area in the unorganized borough that may or may not include a military reservation, and that contains one or more public schools of grade levels K - 12 or any portion of those grade levels that are to be operated under the management and control of a single regional school board;

(9) "terms and conditions of employment" means the hours of employment, the compensation and fringe benefits, and the employer's personnel policies affecting the working conditions of the employees; but does not mean the general policies describing the function and purposes of a public employer.

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