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Sponsored by: City Attorney <br /> CITY OF SEWARD,ALASKA <br /> RESOLUTION 2018-024 <br /> A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SEWARD, <br /> ALASKA,AUTHORIZING A UNION REPRESENTATION ELECTION FOR <br /> CERTAIN REGULAR EMPLOYEES,IDENTIFYING THE JOB POSITIONS <br /> ELIGIBLE TO VOTE, AND PROVIDING DIRECTION IF AN <br /> AFFIRMATIVE VOTE RESULTS <br /> WHEREAS,the Alaska Public Employees Association(APEA)has represented sufficient <br /> interest to be recognized as a bargaining representative for Seward City employees; and <br /> WHEREAS, APEA appears to be an appropriate bargaining representative; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council has held three public work sessions in regard to union <br /> organizing, voting procedure, and bargaining unit eligible positions; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City of Seward opted out of the Alaska Public Employment Relations Act <br /> (PERA)in 1975 and has adopted its own statutes in regard to collective bargaining; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council has indicated that it does not intend to infringe on an <br /> individual's choice to be represented, or not represented, by a union; and <br /> WHEREAS,the Administration,with advice and input from employees,the public,and the <br /> City Council, and applying legal guidance, has determined which positions within the City are not <br /> subject to collective bargaining; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City Council wishes to schedule an election to determine if a majority of <br /> eligible regular employees wish to join APEA; and <br /> WHEREAS,the City Council desires to have a fair election with known ground rules on the <br /> process during and after the election; and <br /> WHEREAS, SCC 3.65.010 allows for employees to individually opt out of union <br /> representation after the negotiation of a union contract; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council desires that, should APEA be chosen to represent Seward <br /> employees, employees who reject union representation should not be responsible for paying the <br /> union an agency fee. <br /> NOW,THEREFORE,BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY <br /> OF SEWARD,ALASKA that: <br />