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2020

Wheelhouse Weekly – June 30th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 25… June 30, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: MM&P and MEBA Endorse Merchant Marine Advocate and Lifelong Labor Supporter Joe Biden in Presidential Race Some Progress on Crew Change, But Thousands of Seafarers Remain Stranded Union Shipbuilders in Maine Continue Strike Over Company’s Use of Subcontractors Transportation Unions Call on Congress […]

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MM&P AND MEBA ENDORSE MERCHANT MARINE ADVOCATE AND LIFELONG LABOR SUPPORTER JOE BIDEN IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE

June 30th 2020

MM&P and the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association have announced their endorsement of Vice President Joseph R. Biden in the race for President of the United States. Biden has been a strong supporter of the US-flag fleet and a champion of working Americans throughout his professional life. MM&P President Don Marcus and MEBA President Marshall Ainley […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – June 23rd, 2020

June 24th 2020

Volume 25… Number 24… June 23, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Pope Francis Sends Message of Gratitude and Support to the World’s Mariners MM&P Alaska Rep Helps Organize Rally for Economic and Social Justice, Worker Protection Union Longshore Workers Engage in Peaceful Protests Against Racism “Invest in America Act Would Fund Infrastructure, Create Good […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – June 16th, 2020

June 17th 2020

Volume 25… Number 23… June 16, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Updated 2020 MM&P Constitutional Convention Call Updated 88th MM&P Convention Call Also: TTD President Fends Off Anti-Jones Act Broadside During Senate Hearing Six Members of Congress Call on Administration To Aid in Repatriation of American Mariners Tens of Thousands of Cruise Ship Workers […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – June 9th, 2020

June 10th 2020

Volume 25… Number 22… June 9, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: MM&P Joins Five Other Unions in Calling on Top Administration Officials To Help Repatriate US Mariners, Restart Crew Change Process In Face of Pandemic, Jones Act “More Important Than Ever,” Bipartisan Group of House and Senate Committee Leaders Say “We Can’t Be Complacent […]

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MM&P Statement: Black Lives Matter

June 8th 2020

“Nothing could be more central than putting to rest the legacy of hatred and racism that plagues our country and cripples labor,” says MM&P President Don Marcus. MM&P has joined the AFL-CIO and the AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department in condemning all forms of racism and violence, while underlining the labor movement’s pivotal role in addressing […]

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Extension of MMC Endorsements, Medical Certificates and Course Approvals

June 8th 2020

The Coast Guard has updated its guidance on credentials, medical certificates and course approvals in keeping with national guidance on Covid-19. The agency has also consulted with the International Maritime Organization and other administrations to ensure alignment with respect to the extension of endorsements issued in accordance with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – June 2nd, 2020

Volume 25… Number 21… June 2, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: “The Mission of the Labor Movement Is To Set Right So Many Wrongs,” MM&P President Says in Response to Recent Events Sign the Petition: International Organizations Seek “Key Worker” Designation for All Maritime and Aviation Personnel! Plus: Administration’s Offer of ‘Cloth Face Coverings’ […]

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