Alaska Marine Highway System captains and deck officers have avoided a strike that could have shut down ferry service across the state this weekend.
The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific represents about 650 Alaska ferry workers
Masters, Mates and Pilots represents about 100 licensed captains and officers who navigate Alaska marine highway vessels.
The state and the Inlandboatmen’s Union have a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract for state ferry workers
For the second time this legislative session, Alaska Marine Highway workers were shut out from testifying against a bill that would cut their salaries.