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Photo: Frozen over

Kurt Rehfeld, chief purser on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry LeConte, picks at the ice buildup on the side of the ship near the vehicle entrance on Friday...
Probe: Buk missile downed Malaysian airliner in Ukraine

...ripping through its aluminum skin at up to 5,600 mph and shearing the cockpit from the rest of the plane.The two pilots and purser in the cockpit died instantly, and the Boeing 777 disintegrated and fell to earth, killing the rest of the 298 men, women...
Nation and World
Letter: Ferry employee contracts do not belong in the Legislature

...Alaska Department of Administration is very capable.I began working for Alaska Marine Highway in 1981 and have been a chief purser for over 15 years.The claim that bonuses are given to in-state Inland Boatmen's Union employees is not true. A historical...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...include the unlicensed employees who work in the Alaska Marine Highway System's ferries, including deckhands, stewards and pursers. Leaders of the Republican-led legislative majority asked the governor to negotiate the contracts so there'd be no increase...
Unions file complaint on fast-ferry contracts

...have one representative negotiating contracts for stewards and pursers as well as pilots and engineers. Under this plan, fast ferry...Union represents unlicensed deck employees such as seamen, pursers and stewards. Marine Engineers' Business Agent Ben Goldrich...
Ferry system follows lead of airlines on security measures

...stationed near the carts. Baggage carts will no longer be parked at ferry terminals, but will be parked closer to the ramps so pursers and other crew members can keep more control, Capacci said. "We are asking for the traveling public to understand that we...
Union contracts on the table

...Inlandboatman's Union: Represents about 550 unlicensed deck employees of the Alaska Marine Highway unit such as stewards and pursers. Contract expires March 31. International Organization of Masters Mates and Pilots: Represents 72 licensed deck officers...
Ferry union votes down state offer of 95 to 86, but IBU rules require a majority in each of the union's departments to approve the contract as well. Pursers and Steward departments voted against the contract, while Deck and Engine departments voted in favor. The union has another...
State ordered to negotiate on ferry contracts

...Masters, Mates and Pilots represents licensed deck officers and IBU represents unlicensed deck employees such as seamen, pursers and stewards. On Tuesday, the Alaska Labor Relations Agency issued a bench order calling on the state to begin negotiations...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...m., said Capt. John Wood. Purser Bob Provost handles passenger...inside while the ship's assistant purser works with people outside. State...such as the Columbia - have three pursers and the purser's counter is open around the...


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