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Unions Call on MarAd to Enforce Cargo Preference Laws

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO joined with three of its affiliates to inform the Maritime Administration (MarAd) that enforcement of America’s cargo preference laws is needed to maintain a strong U.S.-flag fleet. “The MTD firmly believes that nation’s series of … Continue reading


AFL-CIO Calls for Projects to Promote Jobs

The AFL-CIO and its affiliated unions will be mounting a nationwide grass roots campaign and working with interested parties in business, government, the environmental movement and academia to promote investment in jobs and job training.. “We at the AFL-CIO believe … Continue reading


Hawaii Ports Council Hits the Bricks for Hotel Workers

Representatives from several locals affiliated with the Hawaii Ports Maritime Council showed their solidarity by marching with UNITE HERE! members outside the Hyatt in Honolulu during that union’s one-week protest against the chain in early September. UNITE HERE! members took … Continue reading


Port Council Dinner Completes Toledo’s Labor Week

Union members and their families from 15 different international unions gathered at the Carpenters’ Lakeview Banquet Hall in Rossford, OH to celebrate the Toledo Port Council’s annual Grill Lake Grill-Out Barbecue. The September 9 event culminated a week of union … Continue reading


MTD President Reflects on the Meaning of September 11th

With the nation getting ready to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11th attacks against the United States, Maritime Trades Department President Michael Sacco recently reflected on what they revealed about this country and the maritime industry in particular. After … Continue reading


MTD Affiliates Promote Training and Infrastructure Needs at White House Transportation Roundtable

Representatives from two MTD affiliated unions participated with nearly 40 other people in the White House Champions of Change Roundtable on Transportation on May 16. Joining MTD Executive Secretary-Treasurer Daniel Duncan for the 90-minute gathering were MTD Western Area Executive … Continue reading


Sacco Urges Participation in 2012 to Novelty Workers Union Convention Delegates

Telling the more than 100 delegates to the 21st convention of the International Union of Allied, Novelty and Production Workers, AFL –CIO, that Americans got what they voted for – or didn’t vote for by staying home – MTD President … Continue reading


1968 Memphis Sanitation Strikers Honored in Labor Hall of Fame

Forty-three years after their actions drew worldwide attention, 1,300 heroes of the Labor Movement became enshrined last month in the Labor Hall of Fame located in the U.S. Department of Labor. The Memphis sanitation workers became the newest inductees as … Continue reading