The plaintiff in this case worked as a ?cabin boy? aboard a cruise ship.? ?He signed an agreement incorporating the seafarers? union collective bargaining? agreement? into? his? employment contract. ?The collective bargaining agreement had a broad grievance arbitration clause. ?He later sued for unpaid wages.?? The cruise ship successfully moved to compel arbitration.?? The Ninth Circuit affirmed 2-1.?? ?Despite the special statutory protections for seafarer?s wages under federal law, and an exemption in the Federal Arbitration Act for ?seaman?s contracts? the majority found that the exemption did not apply.? ?Judge Noonan dissented based on the special federal statutory protection afforded to seaman?s wages. ?Rogers v. Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, 547 F.3d 1148 (9th Cir. 2008).