Ferry workers' strike brings travel disruptions
August 1, 2019
With approximately 400 members of the Inlandboatmen's Union going on strike last Wednesday, July 24, the Alaska Marine Highway System came to a halt. Without ferry services, many people across the state, especially in Southeast Alaska, found themselves stranded. In the communities of Wrangell and Petersburg, many people are facing disruptions to their schedules, families, and work.
Several of Wrangell's children and adults attending a church camp in Juneau were stranded when the ferry workers' strike kicked off. Kem Haggard, with Harbor Light Assembly of God, said that he heard ab...