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WASHINGTON STATE FERRIES WINS FEDERAL GRANT FOR FERRY CONVERSION

January 15th 2020

The Maritime Administration has awarded Washington State Ferries a $1.5 million grant to help reduce the fleet’s carbon footprint. The grant was announced by the Department of Transportation earlier this month as part of a total of $7.5 million in awards to marine highway projects in nine different states. It goes to support the conversion […]

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AFL-CIO ENDORSES NEW TRADE DEAL AFTER NEGOTIATING MAJOR CHANGES TO PROTECT US WORKERS

December 11th 2019

Democrats in the House of Representatives said today that they had reached an agreement with the administration to enhance labor and enforcement provisions in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, thus securing the support of the AFL-CIO. “Make no mistake, we demanded a trade deal that benefits workers and fought every single day to negotiate that deal,” […]

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2019 NOVEMBER – DECEMBER MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

December 9th 2019 ,

Download current issue: November – December 2019 In this issue of the magazine: — Professionals on duty in the North Pacific–what the rescue operation carried out by the GREEN LAKE crew says about the importance of teamwork and training; — MM&P masters on sea trials of Matson’s new ConRo LURLINE; — Mariner’s Plaque to USNS BRUNSWICK […]

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MARITIME JOBS AT RISK

December 5th 2019

They attack us. They attack our programs. They attack our supporters. One thing we can say about our opponents: They never give up. Now, these so-called “free trade” groups are vowing to repeal the Jones Act before June 2020, its 100th anniversary. Their allies in government are fighting to circumvent the U.S.-flag cargo preference requirements […]

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“DEFUNDING ALASKA FERRIES WILL CAUSE LONG-TERM HARM TO THE STATE AND ITS CITIZENS,” MARITIME LABOR ALLIANCE WARNS

November 14th 2019

The campaign by Alaska’s Republican governor to defund and privatize the Alaska Marine Highway System will do irreparable harm to residents of coastal communities and to the state as a whole. The Maritime Alliance unions warn of the consequences of the plan—which is already being put into effect–in the November 2019 issue of their newsletter, […]

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LONGTIME MM&P OFFICIAL AND MASTER MARINER STEVEN WERSE INDUCTED INTO SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE HERITAGE HALL

October 23rd 2019

Former MM&P International Secretary-Treasurer Steven Werse has been inducted into SUNY Maritime College Heritage Hall for his professional achievements and outstanding support of the college. He received the honor on the occasion of the 40th reunion of his graduating class, the SUNY Maritime Class of ’79. “Steve has been a wonderful friend to the college […]

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2019 SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER MM&P MAGAZINE AVAILABLE NOW!

October 18th 2019 ,

Download current issue: September – October 2019 In this issue: — MM&P President Don Marcus on how the UAW strike brings into sharp focus the challenges facing MM&P and the U.S. labor movement as a whole; — MAERSK MONTANA rescues mariner from sinking sailboat; — approval of labor unions hits 50-year high; — Maritime Labor Alliance […]

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