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Wheelhouse Weekly, May 11, 2021

Volume 27… Number 19… May 4, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: International Labor Movement Rallies in Support of Panama Canal Workers Crew of MV PRESIDENT EISENHOWER Extinguishes Engine Room Fire “All Countries Must Prioritize Transportation Workers in Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout,” ITF Says President Biden To Speak at Coast Guard Academy Graduation Australia Bans Flag-of-Convenience […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, May 4, 2021

Volume 27… Number 18… May 4, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Police Attack Marchers Engaged in Peaceful Demonstration Over Panama Canal Working Conditions World’s Transport Workers Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With the People of India Also: Minimum Wage Talks Collapse After Shipowners Balk at $1.40/Day Increase for Seafarers Washington News: Transportation Labor Adopts Policies […]

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MM&P APPLAUDS APPOINTMENT OF CELESTE DRAKE TO LEAD ADMINISTRATION’S “BUY AMERICA” OFFICE

April 29th 2021 ,

As a follow-up to his Jan. 25 Buy America Executive Order, President Biden has named former AFL-CIO trade official Celeste Drake as the first director of the administration’s Made in America Office. “MM&P enthusiastically supports the appointment of Celeste Drake to serve as the first director of the Made in America Office within the Office […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, April 27, 2021

Volume 27… Number 17… April 2, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: MM&P Applauds Appointment of Celeste Drake To Lead Administration’s “Buy America” Office White House Establishes Task Force Aimed at Strengthening Labor Decline of Unions Costs Typical US Worker $3,000/Year Also: AFL-CIO: Conviction of Derek Chauvin “Just the Beginning of Dismantling Systemic Racism” Coast […]

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MM&P Members Tell Washington Post of Challenges the World’s Mariners Are Facing

“Global trade depends on maritime workers, but the pandemic has thrust them into a humanitarian and economic crisis,” begins the lead article in the business section of the April 9 edition of The Washington Post. The story, which takes its cue from interviews with members of Masters, Mates & Pilots, is titled, “Essential, invisible: COVID […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, April 20, 2021

Volume 27… Number 16… April 20, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: MM&P Members Tell Washington Post of Challenges the World’s Mariners Are Facing West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Will Co-Sponsor Landmark Labor Rights Legislation MM&P Asks NY/NJ State Officials to Organize Vaccinations for Mariners in Transit Chippewa County Health Department Helps Vaccinate Great Lakes […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, April 13, 2021

Volume 27… Number 15… April 13, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: After Union Loses Alabama Vote, Focus Shifts to Need for Labor Law Reform Biden’s Budget Proposal Includes Funding for Fifth Maritime Academy Training Ship Tug and Towage Workers Say Cost-Cutting Is Increasing Risks of Another Suez-Type Shutdown Bouchard Pays $375,000 to Whistleblower Whose […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, April 6, 2021

Volume 27… Number 14… April 6, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Make Your Voice Heard! Unions Mobilize To Fight for Passage of Landmark Labor Rights Bill “A Hard Year at Sea”: In Wall Street Journal Podcast, MM&P Captain Explains What the Pandemic Has Meant for Mariners Also: US Maritime Industry Honors Representative Peter DeFazio […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, March 30, 2021

Volume 27… Number 13… March 30, 2021  STORIES COVERED In This Issue: The Grounding in the Suez Canal: — World Fixates on a Single Vessel as Thousands of Mariners Remain Blocked by Crew Change Crisis — ITF Gives Shout Out to Mariners on Container Ships, Tugboats and Towing Vessels Also: — UN Agencies Say Maritime […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, March 23, 2021

Volume 27… Number 12… March 23, 2021  STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Senate Confirms Marty Walsh: — New US Labor Secretary Is Strong Advocate for America’s Working Families Tragedies in Georgia and Colorado: — Labor Movement Outraged and Heartbroken Over Recent Mass Shootings Also: IMO Warns Against Complacency on Crew Change As Pandemic Passes One-Year […]

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