AMHS Training Classes Memo

From: Wilson, Amy E (DOT)
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2018 12:33 PM
To: DOT AMHS Vessel All Employees

Class Flyer Postings Reminder:  Class flyers for upcoming maritime courses offered at the UAS Juneau & Ketchikan Maritime & Career Centers, the AVTEC  Maritime Department in Seward, and miscellaneous course postings & information are located on the AMHS Internal Resources website!  To view the flyers, go to the Training Department Calendar .

Tabs/Internal Resources: AMHS Required Document Descriptions, Links-Instructions, Communications, Crew Compliance Lists, Memos, MAC’s, Forms, Shore-Side Contacts,  Minimum Qualifications To Bid, And More are located on The AMHS Internal Resources Website !  See the attached updated Internal Resources Memo “IRMemo.pdf” for instructions and description of postings.  Use the Tabs across the Internal Resources to locate what you are looking for.


Username and Password:  Employees may access the site using either 1) their State issued Username and Password or 2) their vessel work station Username and Password.  Please note that this is the same Username and Password that is used to access your State of Alaska webmail or other sites restricted for State of Alaska Employees only.  Usernames never change, but Passwords are only valid for a maximum of 90 days for security reasons.  Passwords may be changed by the employee at any time during their 90 day validity period and employees are expected to maintain their password at all times during their employment.  The following provides guidance on how to retrieve your Username and Password:

  • AMHS Vessel Employees – Contact the AMHS Password Reset Desk via email: or call: (907) 228-6826
  • Vessel Workstation Accounts: Submit an AMHS Help Desk Ticket from the workstation

Amy Lynch Wilson

Training Specialist, Operations

Alaska Marine Highway System

State of Alaska, DOT&PF

7559 N Tongass Hwy

Ketchikan, AK 99901


(907) 228-7254 ~ Direct Line

(907) 228-6872 ~ Fax


Alaska Region Executive Committee Update

January 21, 2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

We are excited to report that the IBUP Alaska Region Executive Committee has met and concluded its first meeting of 2018, all Committee members returning and newly sworn in Committee members devoted three solid days to Union Business. Our newly elected IBU National President Marina Secchitano was also in attendance on each of the days.

Please welcome new and returning Executive Committee members sworn in by President Secchitano: By virtue of all ballots received, they are: Earling Walli- Chair, Drew Transki- Deck Rep, Mark Hillberry- Deck Rep, Trina Arnold- Deck Rep, Robert Arnold Purser Rep, Kari Wiest- Steward Rep, Michael Queen- SW Rep, and Eric Helpenstell- Crowley Rep.

At the personal request of President Secchitano, former Regional Director Darryl Tseu agreed to act as an Interim Regional Director due to the resignation of Joshua Stephenson. Darryl’s acting status was ratified by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee. Darryl is very competent. He served as Regional Director for 12 years. During his absence from the IBU he has continued to build relationships with governmental officials, legislative representatives, the Democratic party and other labor unions. He worked for the legislature for the past 5 years videoing their hearings and has stayed abreast of the state of Alaska Marine Highway System.

There will be a notice of nomination sent from the National Office for a new Regional Director, and after presenting the petition, that many of our members signed, a Patrolman in Ketchikan, as well as a volunteer Patrolman Juneau based. A nomination meeting will be held in Juneau and in Ketchikan. In the interim, Trina Arnold and Earling Walli have been ratified as the acting Patrolman. Our new President was instrumental in seeing the need with the Committee’s support.

Robert Arnold was ratified by the Committee to fill the vacant Vice Chair position. He vacated the Purser Rep position that will be filled by the Committee following the 30-day notice period. Steve Cotter was ratified by the Committee to fill the vacant Longshore position. There remains 2 Steward vacancies and 2 Engine vacancies to be filled immediately, by secret ballot of the Committee.

Our Union depends on you, with your support we will chart a new direction. The Alaska region and our new President thanks each of you! We look to each opportunity to hear your concerns as well as the encouragement that we have heard from our Members. Please be looking for upcoming announcement’s.

Question or concerns? Please contact our Union Office or Committee members.
Contact Info: Trina Arnold – 907-617-4664 Earling Walli – 907-500-8432
Darryl Tseu – 907-209-8772

In Solidarity, Marina V. Secchitano


E-Board Vacancies

In compliance with your Alaska Region by-laws vacancies in Regional E-Board seats, this is the thirty day notification that there are currently 2 steward seats, 2 engine seats, 1 Longshore and 1 vice chair position open. It is our hope to fill these seats with representatives from the departments. If you are interested in putting YOUR name forward, not nominating someone else, please email and cc Thank you

“In the event an EBoard vacancy or vacancies occur between regularly scheduled elections, the Eboard will issue a public call for qualified, interested IBU members of the department or departments with vacant seats to make known their interest, in writing, to fill the vacant position or positions. After thirty days’ notice, the Eboard may appoint a suitable replacement or replacements for the vacant seat or seats from the pool of interested candidates. If, after thirty days, there is an insufficient number of, and/or no, qualified candidates from the department or departments with vacancies from which to choose, the Eboard may fill the vacant positions from the membership at large to serve in the vacant seats until the next regularly scheduled Eboard election.”


In Solidarity,

Joshua Stephenson

Alaska Regional Director

Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific



Election Results Are In!!

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

Today was our election day on the National and Regional level. We had a 38% voter return, the highest in recent memory! That is a good feeling and we hope we can keep the membership participation rolling. Thank you to everyone who sat on the ballot committee(s), participated in the election by voting and made this election vibrant and active.

There were good debates and discussions among the membership, which is an important role in being an active Union. The more active and interested we are the stronger we are.

Congratulations to everyone who will be sitting on the Regional E-Board and Convention Delegates. We have a lot of work this coming year. Some very critical decisions are going to be discussed and voted on. I look forward to working with everyone.  

Here are the results from all regions and national:

Election results

Within our region the tally was as follows:

376 ballots sent out (this number represents full book members in good standing)

144 ballots received.

Here is our regional vote breakdown:

National President:         Gary Bucknum:                 17

Alan Cote:                          35

Marina Secchitano:          77


Secretary Treasurer:       Terri Mast                           108


Name Change:                  Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific:     104

Inland Boatworkers Union:                          28


Alaska Regional Tally

Regional Director:                     Joshua Stephenson:       119

E-Board Chair:                          Earling Walli:                      79

John Morris:                       48

E-Board Southwest Rep:               Michael Queen:                11

E-Board Purser Rep:                Rob Arnold:                        8

E-Board Steward Rep:            Kari Wiest:                          37

E-Board Deck Rep:                 Mark Hillberry:                  37

Paul Transki:                       26

Trina Arnold:                      25

Shawn Epton:                    24

Tim Eide, JR.:                      19

Wesley Thomas:               14

Geoff Nordlund:               6

E-Board Crowley Rep:           Eric Helpenstell:               4

Alaska Delegates:                  Earling Walli:                      88

Robert Arnold:                  76

Mark Hillberry:                  70

Trina Arnold:                      68

Shawn Epton:                    50

Paul Transki:                       50

Time Eide, JR.:                   40

Geoff Nordlund:               27

Wesley Thomas:            22


In Solidarity,

Joshua Stephenson

Alaska Regional Director

INLANDBOATMEN’S Union of the Pacific