Author Archives: Regional Director

Claudia Boyd Emergency Leave Donation Request

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Sister Claudia Boyd just got word of a death in her immediate family last night and is need of donations to allow her the time to deal with the numerous issues  surrounding the family’s circumstances. Please help Claudia out by donating vacation hours to her leave bank.  If you have any questions or comments, please give us a shout.  Trina at (907) 617-4664 in KTN or Darryl in JNU at (907) 790-9644.

In Solidarity,


Membership Meeting 03/06/18 Juneau Ketchikan

General Membership meeting to announce our candidates for union office, will be held on Tuesday, March 6th at 0930 in our downtown office 211 4th St Suite 108.  Our Ketchikan meeting is set for the Landing in the “Board Room” March 6, 2018 from 1100- 1200 hrs. Brother Robb Arnold, Vice-Chair of our E-Board will be chairing the meeting along with several of our E-Board members. We will be announcing the candidates for Regional Officers to the membership and pass on information to you all.


The Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific has an app for both Apple and Android platforms.  Feel free to download and use as you see fit.


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