Most MM&P members working aboard ships in the government fleet belong to the union's Federal Employees Membership Group. But members of other MM&P membership groups also work aboard ships in the government fleet. Regardless of MM&P membership group affiliation, all who work aboard government vessels are included in specific bargaining units and represented under the negotiated contracts.
While Federal law requires that all bargaining unit employees be represented under a negotiated contract whether or not they are union members, non-union employees may only claim explicit contract representation, which is, in some cases, limited. Dues-paying members of the organization, on the other hand, enjoy the full backing of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots.
MM&P Federal Employee members and MM&P's U.S. Navy Civil Service Pilot members are represented in negotiations and day-to-day affairs by:Ms. Randi Ciszewski
The Federal Employees Membership Group Vice President is:Capt. Randall H. Rockwood
International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots
700 Maritime Boulevard, Suite B
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1953
Licensed Masters, Mates & Pilots employed by the U.S. government constitute the Federal Employees Membership Group under contracts and agreements between MM&P and the following U.S. government agencies under Title 5, USC, Chapter 7100:
Department of the Navy
Military Sealift Command (MSC)
All Masters and Licensed Deck Officers employed by MSC comprise a bargaining unit under a contract negotiated in 1987 and renewed annually through an "evergreen" (automatic renewal) clause.
Chief of Naval Operations
All Civil Service Pilots employed by CNO at worldwide naval facilities comprise a bargaining unit under a three-year contract negotiated in 1995, which renews annually through an evergreen clause.
Department of the Army
Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
All Masters and Licensed Deck Officers employed by the Corps aboard floating plant (dredges, tugboats, etc.) in all Corps Districts comprise a bargaining unit under contract negotiated in 1983 and 1984 and renewed annually through an evergreen clause.
Department of Commerce
National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
All Masters and Licensed Deck Officers employed by NOAA aboard its survey vessels comprise a bargaining unit under a contract negotiated in 1972 and renewed annually through an evergreen clause.