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MM&P Wheelhouse Weekly

Wheelhouse Weekly, June 22, 2021

Volume 27… Number 25… June 22, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Pope Francis Endorses Unions and Collective Bargaining at International Summit “Masks No Longer Required Outdoors,” Coast Guard Says The Master, Mate & Pilot Now Online Autonomous Vessel Abandons Atlantic Crossing After Malfunction Important: Attention MM&P Health & Benefit Plan Participants and Dependents Plus: […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, June 15, 2021

Volume 27… Number 24… June 15, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Fighting High Winds and Rough Seas, Crew of USNS PATUXENT Saves 15 in Gulf of Aden White House Cites Importance of Jones Act and Cargo Preference in “Buy America” Guidelines Captain of Ship That Burned and Sank Off Sri Lanka Is Free on […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, June 8, 2021

Volume 27… Number 23… June 8, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Navy Honors USNS YUKON Crew for Outstanding Service During 302-Day Deployment Maritime Officer Shortage Set To Worsen Due to Deteriorating Living and Working Conditions Aboard Ship “Raising Working Standards” Is Theme of 2021 Day of the Seafarer President’s Budget Calls for $480 Million […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, June 1, 2021

Volume 27… Number 22… June 1, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Mourning the Victims of the San Jose Rail Yard Shooting President’s Budget Request Includes Funding for MSP, a New Tanker Fleet and Ferry Systems Due Diligence Toolkit Will Help Global Brands Fulfill Their Duty To Protect Seafarers’ Rights President Biden Selects Union Advocate […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, May 25, 2021

Volume 27… Number 21… May 25, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: “Many Governments Have Failed Seafarers in the Pandemic—the UN Should Investigate,” Industry Says America’s Mariners Honored During Virtual National Maritime Day Observance Friends of US-Flag Fleet in Congress Call for Full Funding of the Maritime Security Program TTD Applauds Jennifer Homendy’s Nomination to […]

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Wheelhouse Weekly, May 18, 2021

Volume 27… Number 20… May 18, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Administration Issues Two Limited Jones Act Waivers After Major Pipeline Shut Down by Cyberattack Senate Approves Bill To Waive Passenger Vessel Cabotage Law for Cruise Season Oakland A’s Threaten To Leave Oakland If They Don’t Get New Luxury Development at Howard Terminal ILWU […]

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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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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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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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