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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

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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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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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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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 26th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 20… May 26, 2020 STORIES COVERED Maritime Day: MM&P Seeks Help From Congress in Battle to Repatriate Offshore Crews UN Must Persuade Governments To Adopt Crew Change Protocols–or Risk Disaster,” Global Maritime Leaders Warn MM&P President Interviewed on Impact on Members of Covid-19 “Woefully Inadequate” Covid-19 Response by Panama Canal Authority Worsens […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 19th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 19… May 19, 2020 STORIES COVERED Maritime Day: MM&P Salutes US Mariners, and the Seafarers of the World, on Maritime Day MARAD To Host Virtual National Maritime Day Commemoration Ship Horns “Sound Off” May 18-22 To Celebrate National Maritime Day News for MM&P Members: Virtual Offshore Membership Meeting for Ports of Boston […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 12th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 18… May 12, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: More Than Half the Crew of USNS LEROY GRUMMAN Tests Positive for Covid-19 ITF to Seafarers: “Without Your Sacrifice, the World Would Likely Have Come to a Standstill” Navy League, Transportation Labor, Call for Emergency Relief for MSP Ships Paris MOU Updates Guidance […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – May 5th, 2020

Volume 25… Number 17… May 5, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: US-Flag Fleet Calls for Emergency Funding for MSP Ships as Government Cargo Dries Up Senators Ask President To Oppose Efforts To Weaken the Jones Act Congresswoman Elaine Luria Advocates for the Maritime Security Program, American Mariners Labor Department’s Pandemic Response “Totally Inadequate,” AFL-CIO […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly – April 28th, 2020

April 29th 2020

Volume 25… Number 16… April 28, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: MM&P Biennial and Constitutional Conventions Will Be Rescheduled Unions Say Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Boosts Covid-19 Risk, Should Be Temporarily Suspended National Maritime Center Introduces Email Process for Renewal Exams USNS COMFORT To Depart New York City Plus: AFL-CIO Warns Against Hasty […]

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