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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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-15/ferry-worker-union-rejects-tentative-co
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-01/state-second-ferry-union-reach-deal
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-17/state-ferry-workers-union-reach-deal
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-13/cost-travel-sea
State | Local | 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-12/gov-told-hold-line-union-talks
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/bill-would-cut-alaska-ferry-workers-sal
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082004/sta_contracts.shtml
News
Not speaking for the organization

...attorney for the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association; at no time was...behalf, of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association when I addressed...the views of the Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association. The comments attributed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102603/let_letter7.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122004/loc_20041220009.shtml
News
Geldhof has his own agenda regarding road

Once 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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/010407/let_20070104003.shtml
Opinion

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