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Ferry worker union rejects tentative contract

JUNEAU - A union representing the licensed captains and officers who work on the Alaska Marine Highway System has rejected a tentative contract agreement - and has not ruled out a possible strike.The International Organization of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/ferry-worker-union-rejects-tentative-co
State
My Turn: The Katzehin ferries - design by politics

...higher up in the agency. We know that no matter what option is chosen, operation of Lynn Canal and all other Alaska Marine Highway ferries will remain dependent on state subsidies. Unlike the state's roads though, which are fully subsidized...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-17/my-turn-katzehin-ferries-design-polit
Opinion
Memorial announcement: Frederick "Fled" Clarence Wittanen

...share stories.Fred passed away June 12, 2014. He was 77.Fred attended Douglas High School, worked for the Alaska Marine Highway System and served in the U.S. Army.He is survived by his daughter Pam (Manny); son Jeff; grandchildren...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-08-15/memorial-announcement-frederick
Death Notices
Alaska Editorial: Alaska Class Ferry project welcoming news

...allows the Ketchikan shipyard to negotiate an agreement with the state for construction of new ferries for the Alaska Marine Highway System. Vigor will have three weeks to respond to the RFP.Ward appeared confident that Vigor and the state will...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-14/alaska-editorial-alaska-class-ferry-p
Opinion
State closer on Alaska Class Ferry deal

...vessel, the state would move forward with two smaller vessels for the original $120 million budget to add to the Alaska Marine Highway System's aging fleet.A contract was scheduled to be issued in spring 2014, but negotiations between the Vigor...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-08/state-closer-alaska-class-ferry-deal
Local
DOT plans to finish 'The Road' by 2020

...expenses for Southeast's roads will be 24 percent higher if the plan is carried out, ensuing changes to the Alaska Marine Highway System will cut ferry costs by 7 percent. Overall costs for the region's DOT infrastructure, which also includes...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-07/dot-plans-finish-road-2020
Local
Death Notice: Frederick Clarence Wittanen

...died June 12, 2014 at the age of 77. Wittanen attended Juneau-Douglas High School, and was employed with the Alaska Marine Highway and the Army. His family members are his daughter, Pam (Manny); son, Jeff; sister, Claire; grandchildren...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-08-08/death-notice-frederick-clarence
Death Notices
My Turn: Getting results for the Southeast

...funds, Haines received $366,000, and Ketchikan received $1 million.Begich has worked hard to make sure the Alaska Marine Highway System will continue to receive its fair share of funds from the federal Ferry Boat Program, which gives the AMHS...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-08-01/my-turn
Opinion
Gary Lee Pierce

...thereafter they started their family and had three children. Gary started his career with what is known now as the Alaska Marine Highway System, then worked for Caslers Men's Wear and Northern Sales, where he sustained a back injury which rendered...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171683939
State, second ferry union reach deal

...agreements reached with the marine unions will help the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) remain sustainable for communities...serve as Deck Officers aboard the vessels of the Alaska Marine Highway System provide a valuable service to the citizens...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-01/state-second-ferry-union-reach-deal
Local

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