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MTD Leadership Observes Maritime Day on Both Coasts

The Maritime Trades Department has never been one to take National Maritime Day lightly.  In a first, MTD’s leadership provided remarks at two different Maritime Day ceremonies on opposite ends […]

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Guide to 2024 MTD Executive Board Meeting Coverage

The venue and format were new, but the aim of the Maritime Trades Department Executive Board remained familiar when the body convened on April 25th at AFL-CIO headquarters. Through a […]

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IFPTE Joins MTD as 25th Affiliate

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) has signed on as the Maritime Trades Department’s most recent affiliate. The decision was announced at the MTD’s annual Executive Board […]

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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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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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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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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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