IBU Contract Not Ratified
June 30, 2008
Juneau, Alaska - A tentative agreement (TA) on a three-year contract
covering the period of July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2011 was
not ratified in the Friday, June 27th vote. Although the contract
wasn't ratified, the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific (IBU)
and State of Alaska negotiators plan to meet again soon to see
what adjustments can be made to the proposals in the hopes of
Commissioner Annette Kreitzer
said, "I am hopeful that we will be able to reach a compromise
that will satisfy both parties. We are committed to a long-term
vision for improving working conditions for State workers.
Nancy Sutch, Chief Spokesman
for the State said, "We will be meeting in the near future
to take a look at the contract terms and attempt to work out
the differences. I am confident that we can come to an agreement."
The TA contained the following
- 3% increase over the July
1, 2006 salary schedule, effective July 1, 2008; a 3% salary
increase effective July 1, 2009 and July 1, 2010;
- An increase of $16 per eligible
member, per month for the Employer health care contribution effective
July 1, 2008;
- An increase in cash allowance
for quarters from $70 to $95 per day between May 16 and September
15 and an increase from $60 to $85 per day between September
16 and May 15;
- An IBU Training Committee
annual budget of $100,000 to provide training to members;
- Conversion from a sick leave
system to a personal leave system.
TA contract proposal By Robert Rice - Governor's office:
"We are committed to a long term vision for improving working
conditions for state workers" Annette Kreitzer, commissioner.
What a totally one sided, self serving press release. I guess
you believe that omissions that present a totally slanted view
is not just a rationalization for lying. These one sided half
truth-lies are exactly why most people in this country consider
our government to be completely untrustworthy. - More...
Monday - July 07, 2008
members not the bad guys By Diane Charrier - Instead of making
it sound like the IBU members are the bad guys by all the things
they (the state) wanted to give us, maybe you should of dug deeper
to report all the things the state was trying to take away from
us. - More...
Wednesday - July 02, 2008
Contract Not Ratified: One sided By Ronald C. Currit - Your
article titled IBU Contract Not Ratified seems to be only
one sided, it only says what was offered BUT it does not say
what was being changed or taken away. - More...
Wednesday - July 02, 2008
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