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WEST COAST UNIONS PREVAIL!

February 16th 2016

The coalition of unions, MM&P along with the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA), the Sailors’ Union of the Pacific (SUP) and the Marine Firemen’s Union (MFOW), inaccurately dubbed “West Coast Unions” by American President Lines Ltd., have prevailed in their litigation to recover their crewing rights aboard the MV APL GUAM. In a decision released […]

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MM&P State of the Union Report

January 14th 2016

As we enter the 129th year since our founding in January 1887, our union’s time-honored slogan, “Faith Is a Living Power,” could not be more germane. Although a number of challenges cloud the horizon, our bearings remain true. We will steam ahead as we have through the generations since our founding. It is worthwhile recalling […]

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USNS CHOCTAW COUNTY JOINS FIFTH FLEET

November 4th 2015

MSC Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV) USNS CHOCTAW COUNTY is the first ship of its kind to join the Navy’s Fifth Fleet. The Fifth Fleet’s area of responsibility includes the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and parts of the Indian Ocean. The CHOCTAW COUNTY will be lay-berthed in the Mina Salman port […]

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MARITIME LABOR ALLIANCE SUMMIT

October 16th 2015

Leaders of the six unions that constitute the Maritime Labor Alliance met to review the state of maritime labor in the United States and to establish priorities for the upcoming year. Topics of discussion included the need to protect the hard-fought successes of the most recent longshore contract campaigns on the East, Gulf and West […]

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​HOUSE SHOWS OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR MARITIME SECURITY PROGRAM

October 15th 2015

The House of Representatives on Friday voted overwhelmingly to support a measure authorizing increased funding for the Maritime Security Program (MSP). The provision, included in legislation to allow crude oil exports, would raise the amount that could be paid to each MSP vessel to $5 million per ship beginning in Fiscal Year 2017. During debate […]

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