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The cost of travel by sea

...Inlandboatmen's 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...
State | Local | AK legislature
Gov told to 'hold the line' in union talks

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

...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 in bargaining.Goldrich...
State | AK legislature
Sitka priest is new rector at Juneau's Holy Trinity Episcopal Church

...interim priest for St. James the Fishermen Episcopal Church in Kodiak.Before coming to the ministry, he was a marine engineer, commercial fisherman, boat-owner and Native corporation consultant."A friend invited me to church when I moved...
SE mayors, public unimpressed with ferry concept to echo Rep. Gattis' comment," Kreiss-Tomkins said. "I've lost count how many captains, masters and marine engineers ? have contacted me privately to express their concerns, which would suggest that there's no forum for them to...
Salvors ready Shell drill ship for tow attempt

...refloated.The Coast Guard must review and sign off on a salvage plan. Brian Thomas of the Coast Guard's salvage engineering response team in Washington, D.C., said the team's marine engineers give technical advice and assess risks.
Ferry route shuffle comes as a surprise

...this did not get vetted through the normal public process," said Joe Geldhof, a Juneau-based attorney for the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association union. Geldhof said the state's decision will cause major dislocations of employment for...
Fairweather launch set back 1 week

...table to negotiate three-year contracts with the state for the vessel's employees. The three labor unions - Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association; Masters, Mates and Pilots; and the Inland Boatmen's Union of the Pacific - signed...
Pure in heart, a star in the kitchen

...the time. Helen and Ed had eight children. Barbara is no longer living, but son Norman works in Juneau for the Marine Engineer's Beneficial Association, and Edward lives in Connecticut; daughters Gloria, retired from state service, Teresa...
Interim city manager named

...down there and people are working in the city's best interest," he said. Joe Geldhof, Alaska counsel for the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, said MacKinnon is a good choice for interim manager. The MEBA represents more than 300...


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