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USTR Moves Forward on MTD-Backed Shipbuilding Petition

The following news item was posted by the Office of the United States Trade Representative (available HERE). WASHINGTON – The United States Trade Representative announced today that after review of a petition […]

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AFL-CIO Honors Michael Sacco

The AFL-CIO recently adopted the following statement during a meeting of their executive council (the first such meeting since Mike’s passing late last year). The statement is linked on the […]

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MTD Statement on Francis Scott Key Bridge Incident

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO extends its most solemn condolences to the victims of the Francis Scott Key bridge collapse that occurred early Tuesday morning in Baltimore. At around 1:30 […]

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Three Dead, Four Injured in Houthi Missile Attack on a Bulker

Following a fatal attack by Houthi rebels that reportedly claimed the lives of at least three mariners and injured four others aboard the ship True Confidence, the Seafarers International Union […]

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Hawaii PMC, Public Officials Celebrate Terminal Groundbreaking

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Senators Mazie Hirono and Brian Schatz (D-HI), and Congressman Ed Case (D-HI) were some of the luminaries gathered to observe a groundbreaking ceremony […]

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MARAD Designates MTD Affiliate Training Facilities “Centers of Excellence”

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) just announced its list of 2024 designees for its Centers of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Workforce Training and Education. This list is […]

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MTD President Testifies on Red Sea Shipping

MTD President David Heindel on Jan. 30 testified during a hearing conducted by the U.S. House Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee. The hearing’s title was “Menace on the Red […]

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Bipartisan Bill Backs U.S. Maritime

The following news item has been issued by the office of U.S. Rep. John Garamendi (D-California). As noted in the release, the MTD supports the legislation. Wicker, Casey, Garamendi, Wittman […]

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Norfolk PMC Hosts 2 Virginia Elected Officials

The Hampton Roads Ports Maritime Council held its first meeting since the pandemic welcoming two Virginia elected officials to a question-and-answer lunch at the Seafarers Union hall in Norfolk, VA. […]

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Biden to Jones Act Foes: “Not on My Watch!”

Above image provided by Susan Walsh/Associated Press. In a speech before hundreds of unionized Philly Shipyard workers on July 20, President Joe Biden reaffirmed his longstanding support for the Jones […]

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Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO represents workers of the United States and Canada in the ports and shipyards, on the waterways and open seas, and also in other allied trades.

We advocate for those workers’ needs, whether that be within the labor movement or in the halls of power. Read more about the Department here or learn about the issues affecting maritime workers here.

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MTD 2024 Executive Board Meeting

AFL-CIO Headquarters 815 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, Washington, DC, United States

The MTD Executive Board will be gathering at the AFL-CIO Headquarters in Washington, D.C. for their annual meeting on April 25th, 2024. Event registration for Board Members, Port Council leaders, […]

Shoot For A Cure

Vero Beach Clay Shooting Sports 5925 82nd Ave., Vero Beach, FL

You are cordially invited to participate in the 10th Annual Florida Shoot For A Cure Charity Sporting Clays Shoot to be held at Vero Beach Clay Shooting Spots in Vero […]


Chicago Port Council Annual Golf Outing

Harborside International Golf Center 11001 S. Doty Avenue East, Chicago, IL, United States

On behalf of the Chicago & Western Lakes Port Council, I would like to invite you to our Admiral’s Cup Competition and Awards Celebration where we will honor four labor […]