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Electrifying eco-tourism

...42, compared to $186 for a diesel-powered vessel (calculated at $3.32 per gallon).Varness sought out marine engineer Scott Jutson with Jutson Marine Design, and is now working with the U.S. Coast Guard to get his design approved...
Photo: Wet day, dry dog

Sydney waits for her master out of the rain in the doorway of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association office on Thursday.
Ferry worker union rejects tentative contract

...of the three, plans to count its members' votes on Aug. 26. Ballots had yet to be mailed to the members of the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.Bressette said he hoped to meet with state officials Friday to discuss possible next steps...
State, second ferry union reach deal

...year that would have eliminated ability for the state to offer a cost of living differential for union workers.The Marine Engineers Beneficial Association is the final union the state needs to comes to terms with.? Contact reporter Matt Woolbright...
State, ferry workers' union reach deal

...While the state still needs to strike deals with the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots and the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, Thayer is confident that this deal will expedite those processes."Once you get an agreement...
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
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
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
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...
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...


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