Strong U.S. Merchant Marine Essential, Says Head of U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)

April 16th 2015

Leaders of the military, Congress, and the maritime industry appeared together yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition – designed to bring the U.S. defense industrial base, private-sector U.S. companies and key military decision makers together.  The discussion was hosted by U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen and was titled “Framework […]

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March 6th 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), a massive trade deal involving the United States and Europe, could compromise working standards in the maritime industry, say critics of the pact. The Maritime Labor Convention and SOLAS could be undercut by a provision of TTIP and similar pending trade deals that allows businesses access to special […]

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MM&P and Local 333 Merger

February 18th 2015

By overwhelming margins, the members of MM&P and International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 333 have voted to merge. Local 333 will become the new Atlantic Maritime Group, an independent division within the MM&P United Inland Group. “Now that the ballots have been cast, we can join forces to build better working conditions for mariners in […]

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Tell It to Congress

January 21st 2015

Send this letter to your member of Congress to protect your job! Date Find Your Senator: I am writing to urge you to oppose the amendment sponsored by Senator John McCain that would severely weaken America’s domestic maritime industry and send thousands of American jobs overseas. His proposed amendment (amendment #2) to the legislation authorizing […]

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LMSR Employment Guidance

November 13th 2014 ,

MM&P members interested in sailing on Patriot’s Watson Class LMSRs and other government-contract vessels need specialized training, physicals and security checks. MITAGS recommends you do the following: First, review the linked Training Matrix and Junior Office Requirements. A substantial time commitment is needed to become qualified to work on these vessels. Please make sure your […]

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Submit Comments on USCG Terminal Access Proposal

October 10th 2014 ,

Comments requested on USCG proposal to require terminals to implement a system that provides seafarers with access between vessels and the facility gate, in a timely manner and at no cost to the seafarer. Written comments on the proposal must be received by 27 February 2015. READ MORE….

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