Sick Leave Donations

Hello IBUP-AK Members,

Brother Manuel Torrez will be having eye surgery to address a detached retina. He is need of donations to allow him time to recuperate from his situation. Please help Brother Manuel out by donating vacation hours to his leave bank. If you have any questions, please give us a shout. Trina in Juneau at 907-790-9644 or  or Krissel in Ketchikan at 907-225-6360 or

Thank you,


Trina Arnold
Regional Director

New Forms Added

Hello Members,


Just wanted to make an announcement that there are new forms and links uploaded under the Forms and Salary Schedules menu on our webpage. The links are for FMLA information and a FMLA packet for download.



New Ketchikan Office Location

Hello Members,

For your information, we have a new Ketchikan office location. The address is:
317 Stedman St. # C
Ketchikan, AK 99901

It is located upstairs above the IBEW office. My name is Krissel Calibo and I am your new patrolman. You can reach me at 907-225-6360 or email me at:

I also have an after-hours emergency line: 907-821-4530


Please feel free to stop by and visit or give me a call at the office for any questions, comments, or concerns.

Filing a Notice of Pay Problem (NOPP) *REVISED*

Hello members,  when filing a notice of pay problem (NOPP). Please send it by email, if possible, to payroll: Also, Cc: the union office at: and

If email is not possible, get a physical copy to the Union offices in Ketchikan or Juneau by walking in or mail to :

Juneau Ofifice:
211 4th St. Suite 108
Juneau, AK 99801

Ketchikan Office
317 Stedman St. Box C
Ketchikan, AK 99901

This will allow us to document  your case. The NOPP form is available under the ‘Forms and Salary Schedules’ menu on the IBUP-AK’s website at

Fleet update

A lot has happened in the last seven months.   Our union has a new president, Marina Secchitano and our local has a new Regional Director, Trina Arnold.  They along with all union members are preparing for the Janus decision, fighting back against managers who are acting like the COLD cops and preparing for further negotiations with the state June 26-27.

COLD is the cost-of-living-differential.  The state is trying to balance the budget in part by depriving Alaska residents of COLD money.

The Janus case in now being considered by the Supreme Court of the United States.  If the court rules against unions, it will allow non-union members to receive the same pay and benefits union members receive without having to pay for the cost of negotiations.  What these non-union people fail to grasp is that without the union, their pay and benefits would go down and their working conditions and work rules would always favor the employer.

Looking ahead to negotiations with the Sate of Alaska, we are still awaiting counter offers from the State regarding pay and benefits.  The Union is aware of the State’s financial situation and we aren’t asking for huge pay increases.  That said, we aren’t going to agree to lose the benefits for which we fought so hard.  IBU members can help by calling your state representatives and ask that we be treated fairly.

The union is asking each of you to sign a card showing your commitment to the union.  We are sending teams to all the ships with the cards.  It’s important that you know who your ship and department representatives are.  Remember, you are entitled to have a union representative present if a manager wants to talk to you about an issue that could lead to a disciplinary action.  Your ship and department Reps are also your first source of information when you have questions regarding pay and work rule issues.

We take our contracts seriously and we need you to notify your union representative on the ship whenever you see the state trying to violate the contract.

ILWU Convention Report

The Alaska Region sent three delegates, Trina Arnold, Earling Walli and Robb Arnold to the ILWU convention in Portland, OR, June 4-8.  ILWU president Robert McEllrath is stepping down after three terms.  Members in good standing will soon be receiving ballots so they can vote for a new president.

The convention delegates can give you information on the various candidates.  Please remember to vote.  It’s not only your right as a member in good standing, but also your responsibility to cast a ballot for the person you think is best equipped to lead our union into the future.

During the four days of the convention we heard from members from all over the Pacific Rim.  We heard about and voted on resolutions from delegates including an IBU resolution opposing the privatization of the Alaska Marine Highway System and another IBU resolution opposing the anti-union threat posed by Edison Chouest.

The next IBU convention is scheduled for early November in Seattle and will include a celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the the founding of the IBU.

Your continued support is crucial as we move forward and prepare for the Janus decision. “An injury to one is an injury to all”, is our mantra, and “United we stand, divided we fall”, is the second line we need to say every day.

Please sign the cards and recommit to our Union!

In solidarity,

Ibu Alaska Region

Special Election Results

The ballot committee counted the ballots and the results are as follows:
The astrick signifies who won the position.

Regional Director

Trina Arnold 98*
Earling Walli 85
Brian Rotola 4

Special Patrol-Person

Krissel Calibo 96*
John Morris 85

Volunteer Patrol-Person Juneau

Roel Mangaccat 115*