Tentative Agreement Approved

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

The TA Ballot count has been completed and approved.


Yes – 119             No- 12


Yes – 96                No – 47


Yes – 18                No – 9


Yes – 41                No – 3

Voided Ballots

Purser – 4            Steward – 1       Engine – 1 Deck – 1

Total Votes



Thank you to everyone who supported the contract.

Remember an injury to one is an injury to all.

Yours in Solidarity,


Ricky Deising

Regional Director

Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific Alaska Region

Office 907-790-9644

Fax 907-790-9646



Greetings All,

Please find the nomination forms and acceptance forms for your nominations meetings posted below.

Member’s can be nominated at the meeting but must have an acceptance form filled out before the end of the meeting (it does not have to be this form but a note that says they accept and what position)

Remember also that you do not have to limit how many people run for delegate but it will be the top two or however many your region elects and it’s better to have more people run in case someone drops out we have a replacement. If they haven’t been elected  any more then no  one can fill a position if your delegates can’t attend.

If a member submits only an acceptance form the chair will then nominate them for the office at the meeting.

Acceptance of Nomination Form

2014 Nomination Form

Nomination and Acceptance Form_Combined




IBU Nomination Notice

Greetings Sisters & Brothers.

It’s election time at the IBU and nominations for all Regional and National Offices will begin in September. All full-book members in good standing are eligible to run for office, provided they meet the criteria outlined in the IBU Constitution. In our Region all E-Board seats are open and need to be filled, as well as Patrolman & Regional Director.  I will be stepping aside and retiring. Please consider this with some serious thought on how you would like to see the future of this regions direction in the next three years. We have seven contracts we represent. If no one from the ferry system runs for Regional Director or Patrolman you might have leader’s from another contract elected. Stepping in to do these jobs with no understanding of what has taken place in the past would be very difficult. Being in a leadership role is not for the weak at heart. These are not the jobs for the person who wants a cushy job with lots of pats on the back and thank you’s for a job well done. If you believe in the fight for truth, justice, the right to work and Solidarity for all you might want to consider running for one of these offices.

Having been a dues paying member for the past 35 years I wish you all the best in searching your souls and making a right decision in stepping up and running for one of the elected positions that are open for nomination.


 Yours in Solidarity, Ricky Deising

Regional Director.

Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific Alaska Region

907-790-9644 office

907-790-9646 fax

July 2, 2014