MM&P and Local 333 Merger
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 New York Harbor and all along the Atlantic Seaboard,” said MM&P International President Don Marcus. “This is a win-win for both groups,” said Local 333 Secretary-Treasurer Ron Tucker. Affiliation will give the New York harbor mariners access to the MM&P training facility, credit union, legal services, financial and lobbying support, but the members will “still maintain local control,” Tucker said. Both MM&P and Local 333 are affiliates of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA).