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AMP SALUTES PUERTO RICO’S GONZALEZ-COLON FOR HER JONES ACT SUPPORT

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) presented Puerto Rico Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (R) with its American Maritime Champion Award during a ceremony in Washington, DC, on November 15. Gonzalez-Colon serves the citizens of the commonwealth in Congress. The longtime backer … Continue reading


AFFILIATES’ CONTRACT VICTORIES AND STRUGGLES CONTINUE IN OCTOBER

From contract victories to organizing to picket lines, October has been a very busy month for MTD affiliates. The Bakery Workers (BCTGM) scored a major win on October 19 when members of Local 85 unanimously approved a new contract with … Continue reading


MARITIME UNIONS UNITED AGAINST NEW JERSEY BROADSIDE ON JONES ACT

Once again, maritime unions and allies are pushing against yet another attack on the Jones Act. This time, the fight is taking place in New Jersey, where its state senate passed a resolution last week calling for the United States … Continue reading


MIDWEST PMC GOLF EVENTS DELIVER FUN & FUNDS

Fall weather allowed both the Michigan and St. Louis Port Councils to raise money for local charity and political activities during their annual golf outings. Nearly 150 union members and their friends participated in both events. North of Detroit, the … Continue reading


BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION INTRODUCED TO STRENGTHEN CARGO PREFERENCE LAWS

Following several weeks involving congressional testimony and a Maritime Administration (MarAd) announcement, three members of the House of Representatives introduced legislation to strengthen the nation’s cargo preference laws. US Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), along with US Reps. Bob Gibbs (R-OH) … Continue reading


PORT COUNCILS SENDING AID TO HURRICANE VICTIMS

Port Maritime Councils across the country are doing whatever they can to help the citizens of Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Fiona last month. The Delaware Valley & Vicinity and Greater South Florida PMCs are accepting and loading goods into … Continue reading


Joint Statement from U.S. Maritime Labor on BP Jones Act Waiver

The following is a joint statement from the Seafarers International Union; the American Maritime Officers; the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots; and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association. For a PDF copy, click HERE. Our unions represent American Merchant Mariners … Continue reading


Coalition Calls Out ‘Unlawful Jones Act Waiver’

From the American Maritime Partnership, to which the MTD is affiliated: AMP Letter to Sec. Mayorkas Regarding Unlawful Jones Act Waiver WASHINGTON – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today sent a letter to Secretary of … Continue reading




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