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Report: Management, labor issues complicate ferry service


November 23, 2017

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — A report by an Alaska regional development organization indicated that the success of the state ferry service could hinge on repairing the troubled relationship between its management and labor force.

The Southwest Conference found that the relationship was strained, inefficient and ineffective, causing financial problems for the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Kodiak Daily Mirror newspaper reported Friday.

“Management and labor need to have a realignment so they’re working toward a common goal,’’ said Robert Venables, executive director of the organization...

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