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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

...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. Options...
State, second ferry union reach deal

...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 at 523-2243...
State, ferry workers' union reach deal

...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 with the...
Bill would cut Alaska ferry workers' salaries

...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 said...
State | AK legislature
Gov told to 'hold the line' in union talks

...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 bill unfortunate...
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 get new contracts...
State | Local | AK legislature
Ferry route shuffle comes as a surprise

...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 ferry workers...
Fairweather launch set back 1 week

...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 a letter of...
Interim city manager named

...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 city employees...


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