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MOVIE SETTING HOSTS CHICAGO PMC MEETING

No bridges were required and no bank shots were needed when the Chicago and Western Lakes Port Council held its summer meeting at the Illinois Billiard Club in the suburb of Willow Springs on July 19. The club was a … Continue reading


MTD MOURNS PASSING OF AFSCME’S McENTEE

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO joins with the rest of labor in mourning the passage of former American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) President Gerald McEntee. He was 87 when he died on July 10. “Gerry was … Continue reading


BIDEN AWARDS POSTHUMOUS MEDAL OF FREEDOM TO RICH TRUMKA

President Joe Biden presented the nation’s highest civilian honor to the late AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka during a White House ceremony on July 7. Trumka’s family received the Medal of Freedom, one of 17 awarded during the event. Trumka served … Continue reading


SPRING BRINGS A TROVE OF PMC ACTIVITIES

Across the United States, Port Maritime Councils took advantage of the warmer spring weather to help their communities in various ways. It might be hard to justify the need for spring weather to the affiliates to the Hawaii Ports Maritime … Continue reading


LABOR LEADERS SHOW MTD DELEGATES HOW SOLIDARITY SUCCEEDS

Labor solidarity and what it can accomplish was the subject from three different speakers during the MTD Convention in Philadelphia. Bakery Workers (BCTGM) International Secretary-Treasurer David Woods, American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Assistant to the Executive Vice President Adriana O’Hagan … Continue reading


MARYLAND PORT’S DOYLE THANKS JONES ACT COMPANIES FOR JOB WELL DONE IN FREEING VESSEL

Delegates to the MTD Convention in Philadelphia received a special presentation instead of a speech from the executive director of the Maryland Port Administration. William Doyle choose to explain how he worked with U.S.-flag maritime companies and governmental agencies to … Continue reading


MTD, AFFILIATES RALLY IN SUPPORT OF MUSEUM WORKERS

Even amidst the hubbub of the 2022 AFL-CIO Convention, the MTD found another opportunity to express solidarity with working people at a rally held by the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) Union, an AFSCME affiliate. Following the end of convention … Continue reading


FMC COMMISSIONER PROMOTES JONES ACT AND US-FLAG SHIPPING TO MTD DELEGATES

The U.S. maritime industry collectively should capitalize on the growing awareness of its essential roles. Carl Bentzel, a commissioner with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), emphasized that view June 9 during the Maritime Trades Department Convention in Philadelphia. The … Continue reading