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The cost of travel by sea

...Union of the Pacific declined to comment for this story, and calls to a representative from the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association were not returned Friday.Because the negotiations spilled past a legislative deadline to get new contracts...
State | Local | AK legislature
Gov told to 'hold the line' in union talks

...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 Parnell and called the timing of the Senate bill unfortunate...
State | AK legislature
Bill would cut Alaska ferry workers' salaries

...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 in bargaining.Goldrich said he worries...
State | AK legislature
State ferry union ratifies 3-year worker contracts

The membership of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, which represents some 80 maritime state workers, has ratified a three-year contract by a vote of 80-20. The contract increases...
Not speaking for the organization

...for the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association; at no time was I speaking...of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association when I addressed cruise...of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association. The comments attributed...
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 and other warm clothing that will be driven to the Pine Ridge Reservation...
Geldhof has his own agenda regarding road

...again, the Juneau Empire doesn't inform its readers that Joe Geldhof is an attorney for the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association, which is one of three unions representing Alaska Marine Highway System employees (see Geldhof's My Turn...
Alaska Digest

...have signed tentative three-year labor contracts with the Murkowski administration. The Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association and the Masters, Mates and Pilots unions reached an agreement last week, but the unions and administration...
Cruise ship initiative unfair to lines

...Initiative, as a lawyer for the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association (MEBA). In so doing, the article suggested...citizens. Ron Davis president, Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association Washington, D.C.
Ferry unions tentatively OK contract offer

...tentatively have accepted the state's offer for new one-year contracts. Bargaining units for the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association District No. 1 and the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots, Pacific Maritime Region...


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