Hundreds of Alaska ferry workers go on strike
July 25, 2019
Juneau, Alaska (AP) - A spokesman for a union representing workers for the Alaska ferry system says the union has gone on strike.
Hundreds of ferry workers went on strike Wednesday after failing to reach agreement on a contract with state negotiators.
Robb Arnold, a spokesman for Alaska's Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific, said the strike began Wednesday afternoon after a meeting with state officials did not yield an agreement. He said the union remains open to a deal.
"Unfortunately, we had to take this action," he said. Eighty-six percent of the union's membership had earlier authorize...