Maritime Trades ALF CIO

MTD’s Duncan Outlines Mariners’ Actions During California Maritime Day Ceremonies

Retired MTD Executive Secretary-Treasurer Daniel Duncan served as the keynote speaker during the National Maritime Day luncheon in San Pedro, CA, on May 22. The meal followed the annual observance […]

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White House Issues 2023 National Maritime Day Proclamation

A Proclamation on National Maritime Day, 2023 On National Maritime Day, we honor the thousands of dedicated merchant mariners who serve on United States vessels around the world.  During times of […]

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USTRANSCOM Reminds Senate of Support for US Merchant Marine and Programs

In remarks delivered last month before a Senate panel, the head of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) reiterated her and the command’s strong support for the U.S. merchant marine and […]

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South Florida PMC Assists Fellow Unionists Affected by Flooding

Working people in the Fort Lauderdale area are still grappling with the aftermath of a catastrophic flash flood earlier this month. Hundreds of households have been displaced, with many more […]

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Baltimore PMC Reorganizes

Representatives from five different internationals as well as the head of the Baltimore-area labor council gathered at the Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) headquarters on April 17 to get the […]

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Clements Takes Over As Executive Secretary-Treasurer; Duncan Retires

March 31st saw the end of an era, with outgoing MTD Executive Secretary-Treasurer Daniel Duncan stepping down after a fruitful 12 years in the position. He was succeeded on the […]

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Heindel Takes Helm; Sacco Retires After 34 Years As MTD President

David Heindel became the sixth president in the history of the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO when the MTD Executive Board unanimously elected him during its meeting February 17 in Lake […]

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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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Upcoming Events

Greater South Florida PMC 9th Annual Shoot for a Cure

OK Corral Gun Club 9449 NE 48th St., Okeechobee, FL

Come join us for our 9th Annual Shoot for a Cure to support the March of Dimes. Always a great time with great people to support a great cause. Held […]

Chicago & Western Lakes Port Council Golf Outing

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

Join us Tuesday June 6th at the Harborside International Golf Center for the Chicago Port Council Annual Golf Outing. Click on the link below for more details: Gary Perinar CWLPC […]

2023 Cleveland Port Maritime Council Annual Golf Outing

Briardale Greens Golf Course 24131 Briardale Avenue, Euclid, OH

Join us Thursday June 8th at the Briardale Greens Golf Course for the Cleveland Port Maritime Council Annual Golf Outing. Contact John Baker, Jr. if planning to attend.