In regards to the story "Ferry union approves state constract" published in Friday's Empire, a tentative state contract with the InlandBoatmens Union of the Pacific calls for a 5 percent pay increase beginning at the start of the next fiscal year on July 1, and then a 4 percent increase the year after that. The contract has been ratified by IBU and is awaiting legislative approval.
One of Alaska's state ferry unions has approved a contract agreement with the state, after working without a contact since 2007. Two other unions remain working without new contracts.
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