MMC Renewal Reimbursement LOA

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

An agreement with the state for MMC reimbursement has been finalized. Any employee whose MMC is to expire in calendar year 2017 or 2018 and renew their MMC anytime between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016 will be eligible for reimbursement from the employer. Employees need to submit a complete renewal, with payment, to the USCG, on or before 12/31/16, in order to qualify for the reimbursement. We encourage everyone to not wait until 12/31, but to renew sooner rather than later. 12/31 is a Saturday and the USCG Regional Offices will be closed. Instructions from the employer will be sent out shortly on who to send reimbursements to.

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Yours in Solidarity,

Joshua J. Stephenson

Regional Director

Contract Survey

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

Today we emailed an online contract survey. If you would like to print and mail it to us, we’ve provided a link here:

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They are also available in our office.

 

 

 

Dues Ballot

Greetings all,

The national dues ballot has been tallied. The results are as follows:  

 

Region                                Yes                        No

 

Alaska                                 77                          95

Columbia River                 113                       40

Hawaii                                 52                          19          

Puget Sound

Passenger                           140                       279       

Puget Sound                     

Tow                                     104                       38

So Cal                                  63                          33

San Francisco                    95                          23

 

TOTALS                               644                       527

 

This means a dues increase of $3.00 1st year, $3.00 2nd year and $2.00 3rd year will be added to current monthly dues. This also means that a possible merger of Alaska Region with Puget Sound Region will not happen, or any other drastic measures that were being looked at as a cost saving measure. Thank you to all who voted.  

 

Yours in Solidarity,

Joshua J. Stephenson

Regional Director

Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific Alaska Region

907-790-9644 office

907-790-9646 fax

 

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Labor Day Picnic

Greetings all,

Monday September 5 is Labor Day! A picnic will be held at Sandy Beach in Juneau form 11 am to 2 pm. Bring your family and friends if you are in the area. Please see attached flyer for further information or call the IBU office.

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Yours in Solidarity,

Joshua J. Stephenson

Regional Director

Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific Alaska Region

907-790-9644 office

907-790-9646 fax

 

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