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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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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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