News

News

Wheelhouse Weekly – February 9th, 2021

February 10th 2021

Volume 27… Number 6… Feb. 9, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: “America’s Mariners Need Priority Vaccine Access,” MIRAID President Tells Congress Mask Wearing Now Required in the Maritime Transportation System AFL-CIO Calls for Urgent Passage of Landmark Worker Rights Bill Amazon Warehouse Workers in Alabama Voting in Historic Union Election “There Must Be Justice”: […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – February 2nd, 2021

February 3rd 2021

Volume 27… Number 5… Feb. 2, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Multinationals Join Calls To Give Mariners Key Worker Status and Priority Vaccine Access FMC Commissioners Ask White House To Speed Vaccine Access for Maritime Workers As Crew Change Crisis Drags On, Many Seafarers Say They Are Losing Hope In Face of Pandemic, Union […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – January 26th, 2021

January 27th 2021

Volume 26… Number 4… Jan. 26, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Biden Prioritizes Support for the Jones Act in “Buy American” Executive Order US-Flag Fleet, Transportation Unions Call on Congress To Confirm Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary Lucinda Lessley Appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator and Acting MARAD Head Plus: Biden Fires Labor Board Official Described […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – January 19th, 2021

January 20th 2021

Volume 26… Number 3… Jan. 19, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Unions and US-Flag Shipping Companies Work To Speed Vaccine Access for Mariners Global Investors Call on United Nations To Take New Measures To Protect Seafarers Emergence of New Covid-19 Variants May Lead to Worsening of Crew Change Crisis Plus: President-Elect Biden Unveils Sweeping […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – January 12th, 2021

January 13th 2021

Volume 26… Number 2… Jan. 12, 2021 STORIES COVERED MM&P Election: Unofficial Winners of the 2020 MM&P Officer Election Attack on the Nation: “Action Must Be Taken To Uphold the Values of Our Democracy,” MM&P President Says After Deadly Attack on Capitol, AFL-CIO Calls for Trump To Resign or Be Removed From Office Adm. Mark […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – January 5th, 2021

January 5th 2021

Volume 26… Number 1… Jan. 5, 2021 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Funding for MSP, Food for Peace, RRF in Appropriations Act Signed Into Law at Year-End Congress Overrides Veto of National Defense Authorizations Act, Enacting Maritime Priorities The Philippines and Singapore Tighten Crew Change Restrictions in Response to New Covid-19 Variant Coast Guard Relaxes […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – December 29th, 2020

December 30th 2020

Volume 25… Number 52… Dec. 29, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Ballot Count for MM&P Election Postponed Due To Covid-19 Coast Guard Extends Merchant Mariner Credentials, Endorsements, Medical Certificates and Course Approvals American Martitime Partnership Honors America’s Mariners Transportation Labor Ready To Get To Work With Newly Nominated DOT Secretary Maersk Containership Suffers Engine […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – December 22nd, 2020

December 23rd 2020

Volume 25… Number 51… Dec. 22, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Message From the MM&P General Executive Board CDC Vaccination Rollout Schedule for Essential Workers Congress Appropriates Full Funding for Maritime Security Program for 2021 Unions Applaud Covid-19 Relief Package, But Warn Americans Need Far More Help ILO Panel of Experts: “UN Member States […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – December 15th, 2020

December 16th 2020

Volume 25… Number 50… Dec. 15, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: Maritime Industry Calls on Congress To Include Emergency Funding for Marine Transportation System in Next Covid-19 Relief Package IMO: “Failure To Allow Crew Change Violates Basic Human Rights” New Issue of The Master, Mate & Pilot Now Online AFL-CIO Recognizes MM&P’s Participation in […]

Read more

Wheelhouse Weekly – December 8th, 2020

December 9th 2020

Volume 25… Number 49… Dec. 8, 2020 STORIES COVERED In This Issue: FMC Commissioners: “Maritime Workers Must Be Prioritized in Testing and Vaccine Rollout” UN, ILO Call on Governments To Take Urgent Action on Crew Change SEACOR Holdings, Owner of Waterman Steamship Lines, Going Private CDC Releases New Covid-19 Well-Being and Mental Health Resources for […]

Read more