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UMWA Seeks Changes to Black Lung Program

The United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) is applauding the efforts of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) to enact legislation that would make badly needed changes to the federal Black Lung Program. “These relatively minor (changes to existing law)  will provide … Continue reading


Abercrombie Announces Retirement Date

Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), a great friend of all working people, particularly those employed in the maritime industry and its allied trades, will be leaving Congress at the end of February to make a run for the governorship ofHawaii. A … Continue reading


GMP Secures Organizing Victory

Workers at the Hanson Pipe and Precast inRichmond,Virginiarecently voted for union representation by the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union (GMP). Fifty-six percent of the workers voted for the GMP.  The victory marked the third Harrison plant that … Continue reading


IMO Launches ‘Year of the Seafarer’

It’s official.  This is the “Year of the Seafarer.” The International Maritime Organization (IMO), which helps regulate the international maritime organization through its association with the United Nations, announced that fact at a recent event held at itsLondonheadquarters IMO Secretary-General … Continue reading




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