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BY WIDE MARGIN, MISSOURI VOTERS REJECT “RIGHT-TO-WORK” LAW

August 15th 2018

In a tremendous victory for organized labor, voters in Missouri last week rejected a so-called “right-to-work” (RTW) law. The margin of victory for the union side was 2-to-1. RTW laws prevent unions from charging nonmembers their fair share for the services unions are required by law to provide. In the run-up to the Missouri vote, […]

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​87TH MM&P REGULAR CONVENTION UNDERWAY

July 17th 2018

Delegates representing each of the union’s five membership groups convened the 87th MM&P Regular Convention on Monday, July 9, at MITAGS, the MM&P training institute, in Linthicum Heights, MD. The convention will run until Wednesday, July 11. Speakers on the first day of the proceedings included MM&P President Don Marcus and Secretary-Treasurer Steve Werse. “Every […]

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2018 MAY-JUNE MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

July 12th 2018 ,

Download current issue: May – June 2018 In this issue: — U.S. Supreme Court rules against working families; — Nautilus says new fuel standards will save mariners’ lives; — America salutes merchant mariners on Maritime Day; — fight continues for U.S.-flag role in energy exports; — lawmakers call on Trump administration to enforce cargo preference laws; […]

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CREW OF USNS TRENTON SAVES 41 MIGRANTS OFF COAST OF LIBYA

June 20th 2018

The crew of the Military Sealift Command (MSC) expeditionary fast transport vessel USNS TRENTON participated in a massive rescue mission on June 12, pulling 41 people to safety after their inflatable raft overturned and then caring for them on board the ship for days while Italy debated with other European countries over where the refugees […]

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Panama Canal Tug Captains Fight for Safety

May 10th 2018

MM&P’s Klaus Luhta talks to two Panama Canal towboat captains about their ongoing fight over safety with the Panama Canal Authority. This is the first work stoppage in the canal’s history. With the new locks operating, a lot is on the line. The economic success of the canal matters. The lives of the towboat crews […]

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2018 MARCH-APRIL MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

May 3rd 2018 ,

Download current issue: March – April 2018 In this issue: Maersk Kensington crew extinguishes fire in a cargo hold; three MLL ships report GPS interference in the vicinity of Port Said and the Suez Canal; results of the Nautilus Federation survey on autonomous shipping; news from the CNIC Pilots, the MM&P Great Lakes & Gulf […]

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SUNY MARITIME TO RECEIVE FUNDS FOR NEW TRAINING SHIP

March 29th 2018

The government spending legislation approved last week includes $300 million for SUNY Maritime to build a new National Security Multi-Mission Vessel to replace the EMPIRE STATE VI. SUNY Maritime President Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis told the college community in a letter that the new vessel will be delivered in time for the 2022 summer sea […]

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