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READ: TTD President Larry Willis on the Jones Act

January 3rd 2018

Most nations with seafaring histories have cabotage laws such as the Jones Act that regulate coastwise trade, with requirements restricting foreign access to the crewing, building, and ownership of vessels engaged in point-to-point domestic trade. Here, Larry Willis, president of the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department (TTD), offers a detailed Q&A on the Jones Act and […]

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REP. ELIJAH CUMMINGS: “WHITE HOUSE MUST RELEASE DETAILS OF PLAN TO SLASH SIZE OF FEDERAL WORKFORCE”

January 3rd 2018

The Trump administration should immediately release the specifics of its plan to make massive cuts in the size of the federal workforce, says Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), the lead Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. “The degradation of the federal workforce–particularly among those who dedicate their lives to protecting our national security, […]

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2017 November – December MM&P Magazine Available Now

December 12th 2017 ,

Download current issue: November – December In this issue: MM&P licensed deck officers aboard HORIZON SPIRIT and USNS COMFORT on the front lines in post-hurricane Puerto Rico relief effort; transportation sector unions, advocates for U.S.-flag fleet in Congress, fight back against attacks on Jones Act; crew of USNS YUMA rescues seven; Lifetime Achievement Award to […]

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The Truth About the Jones Act

October 30th 2017

Aaron Klein of the Brookings Institution writes in this insightful piece: “Understanding what is at stake with the Jones Act makes clear that it is not relevant to short-term disaster relief. It is relevant to a longer-run argument between competing political and economic forces. How this argument became part of the disaster response debate is […]

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MM&P OFFICERS ABOARD HORIZON SPIRIT IN PUERTO RICO RELIEF EFFORT

October 27th 2017

HORIZON SPIRIT has been deployed by shipowner Pasha to transport hundreds of containers of bottled water from the West Coast of the United States to Puerto Rico in support of hurricane relief and rebuilding efforts. Aboard the vessel on the humanitarian run are Master Thomas C. McCarthy, Chief Mate John J. Walkup, Second Mate David […]

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2017 September – October MM&P Magazine Available Now

October 27th 2017 ,

Download current issue: September – October The Master, Mate & Pilot is published by the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P). The articles in the magazine are copyrighted by MM&P. For reprint permission, contact the MM&P Communications Office: communications@bridgedeck.org. The magazine is in PDF format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open […]

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