News

MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Wheelhouse Weekly – October 27th, 2020

October 28th 2020

Volume 25… Number 42… Oct. 27, 2020 STORIES COVERED Important: Vote for Candidates Who Support America’s Merchant Marine and Working Families News Flash: Special Notice For Residents of California—Vote No on Prop 22! Also in This Issue: “The Future of Autonomous Shipping Depends More on the Cost-Benefit Ratio Than on the Evolution of the Technology,” […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – October 20th, 2020

October 20th 2020

Volume 25… Number 41… Oct. 20, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: China and South Africa Relax Restrictions on Crew Change MM&P Members Aboard BUCHANAN 5 Help Extinguish Fire in Stamford Harbor Vote for Candidates Who Support America’s Merchant Marine Mercy Ships Seeks Volunteers To Sail Brand New Vessel Plus: Long Overdue for Relief, Unpaid […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – October 13th, 2020

October 14th 2020

Volume 25… Number 40… Oct. 13, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: “Some Foreign Mariners Blocked From Crew Change in US”: Maritime Groups Ask Congress to Help AFL-CIO: “Administration’s Violations of International Labor Standards During Pandemic Amount to Forced Labor” Lake Carriers Association President Talks Icebreaking, Ballast Water and More in Marine Log Interview Plus: […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – October 6th, 2020

October 7th 2020

Volume 25… Number 39… Oct. 6, 2020 STORIES COVERED Crew Change: “Detain Ships To Stop the Humanitarian Crisis at Sea,” Nautilus Federation Unions Say ITF, Joint Employers Group, Warn Against Blacklisting Seafarers Who Are “Just Trying to Get Home” “Shocking”: On the Day POTUS Tests Positive for Covid-19, US DOT Rejects Mask Mandate for Commercial, […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – September 29th, 2020

September 30th 2020

Volume 25… Number 38… Sept. 29, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Crew Change Crisis Takes Heavy Toll on Mariners, MM&P Captain Tells UN Panel HEROES Act Will Provide Emergency MSP Funding Significant Drop in Iron Ore, Limestone Shipments on the Great Lakes CMA CGM Hit By Cyberattack Sri Lanka Bars Captain of Tanker That […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – September 22nd, 2020

September 23rd 2020

Volume 25… Number 37… Sept. 22, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: “Expect Accidents, Fatalities If Covid-19 Cost-Cutting Continues,” ITF Maritime Safety Experts Say International Webinar on Crew Change Includes MM&P Captain, ITF and Government Leaders Limited Reopening of RECs Charleston, New Orleans and New York MM&P Joins MEBA, AFL-CIO, in Statement of Solidarity and […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – September 15th, 2020

September 15th 2020

Volume 25… Number 36… Sept. 15, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: TTD Unions Call on Congress to Pass Economic Relief Package for Transportation Workers International Maritime Organization: “A Humanitarian Crisis Is Taking Place at Sea” Administration’s Payroll Tax Deferral May Create Problems for Federal Employees Hurricane Sally Takes Aim at Gulf Coast; More Major […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – September 8th, 2020

September 9th 2020

Volume 25… Number 35… Sept. 8, 2020 STORIES COVERED Special Report: Kenya Is New Crew Change Hub–Thanks to the ITF Plus: New Gallup Poll Puts Approval of Labor Unions at Highest Level in 17 Years TTD Salutes Transportation Workers on Labor Day Also in This Issue: Forty Missing After Livestock Carrier Sinks in Typhoon in […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – September 1st, 2020

September 2nd 2020

Volume 25… Number 34… Sept. 1, 2020 STORIES COVERED Convention Coverage: Survey Shows “Little to No Progress on Crew Change” 2021 World Maritime Theme Highlights Mariners’ Vital Role Alaska Ferry System Needs More Funding Than Governor Is Offering, Advisors Say Army Corps of Engineers Readies for Next Phase of Soo Lock Construction Reopening of RECs […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – August 25th, 2020

August 26th 2020

Volume 25… Number 33… Aug. 25, 2020 STORIES COVERED Convention Coverage: MM&P Holds Highly Successful Constitutional and Biennial Conventions Using Virtual Meeting Technology Thank You to AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka and Other Significant Convention Resolutions Nominations for MM&P Elected Office Also: Union Equity Presentation Explores Past MM&P Membership Practices in Context of Systemic Racism […]

Read more