Editorial: IBU strike benefits Gov. Dunleavy
August 1, 2019
The strike called for by the Inlandboatmen's Union of the Pacific (IBU) this week defies all logic. Talk about giving the governor exactly what he wants at a most expeditious time - the script couldn't be more perfect.
Instead of shutting down the ferries in October, the IBU now insures the ferries shut down in mid-summer. And in summer, visitors are impacted rather than state residents who are busy working seasonal jobs like construction and fishing.
Of course, this will not endear members of the IBU to Alaskans who rely on visitors to fill their lodges, hotels, B&Bs, tour boats and other...