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Bill would cut Alaska ferry workers' salaries

...bill "troubling." He worries it will have a chilling effect on bargaining between the marine unions and the state.Ben Goldrich, with the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, said cost-of-living adjustments have traditionally been discussed...
State | AK legislature
Gov told to 'hold the line' in union talks

...of negotiations, he said.A bill currently pending in the Senate would remove the cost-of-living differential.Ben Goldrich, representative for the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, said he was aware of the lawmakers' letter to...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Coats of many uses

Joe Geldhof, left, Ben Goldrich, center, and Chris "Tiny" Olson, all of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, pose with a van full of donated coats...
State-union negotiations unproductive

...and Pilots union - said Saturday afternoon they were close to submitting new proposals. MEBA Alaska representative Ben Goldrich said Friday the new proposal contained "significant concessions," but would not elaborate. "The state has certain...
Ferry engineers reach contract with the state

...the period from July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2011, and still needs ratification by the union's membership, said Ben Goldrich, director of MEBA. The union represents the 111 licensed engineers responsible for mechanical and electrical systems...
State Briefs

...Engineers Beneficial Association union will no longer represent Juneau firefighters, according to MEBA representative Ben Goldrich. The firefighters petitioned the city's personnel board earlier this summer to end their relationship with MEBA...
City faces labor, abuse complaints

...unfair-labor-practice charges with the city between the first week in February to Feb. 23, MEBA Business Agent Ben Goldrich said. A separate harassment complaint was filed by a former Docks and Harbors Department female employee in December...
Union rejects offer; city to lay off workers would be important to move as quickly as possible because obviously people will be concerned about their jobs." Ben Goldrich, the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Alaska representative, said the union had about an 80 percent return...
New fast ferry to stay in Juneau about 10 days before it's deployed

...70 items for review before the state takes ownership of the ferry, Manly said. "It's a beautiful vessel," said Ben Goldrich, Alaska representative for the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, quipping, "It's still got that new fast...
City worries about fast ferry access

...Torgerson, special assistant to Transportation Commissioner Mike Barton, couldn't make it to Wednesday's meeting. Ben Goldrich, union representative for the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, asked the Assembly to press the governor...


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