Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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Hidden in New Highways Bill, ‘Stealth Attack’ Stuns Maritime Unions

By Bruce Vail, contributing writer at Working In These Times Unions representing the crewmembers aboard U.S.-flag cargo ships are reeling from a stunning setback in Congress that threatens to idle as...

July 25, 2012
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Monday, April 30, 2012

U.S. Maritime Unions: Insufficient Shipboard Manning Fuels Fatigue, Boosts Risks

Cuts in manning levels and burgeoning paperwork loads are increasing the risk of maritime accidents worldwide, says a group of U.S. maritime unions. At a time when carriers have reduced...

April 30, 2012
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Maritime Union Expands into Drilling Industry: AMO unveils details of DP training programs

As gCaptain first reported in August, American Maritime Officers’ (AMO) union training facility, STAR Center, has announced plans expand its simulation training programs to include Dynamic Positioning training, furthering the...

February 7, 2012
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Liberty Maritime Addresses Change in Union Affiliation

Liberty Maritime today confirmed its new collective bargaining agreement with the American Maritime Officers (AMO) union, essentially replacing the MEBA union members on five of its bulk carriers with AMO...

October 3, 2011
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Liberty Maritime Decision Sparks Fierce Labor Union Dispute – Things Are Getting Ugly

Liberty Maritime Corporation has found themselves in the midst of a heated labor union dispute after the company somewhat abruptly ended its long-standing labor relationship with the Marine Engineers Beneficial...

October 2, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011
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Maritime Union Expands into Drilling Industry: AMO now offers Dynamic Positioning Training

American Maritime Officers’ (AMO) union training facility, the STAR Center, has announced it will be expanding it’s simulation training capabilities to include Dynamic Positioning training, furthering the maritime union’s sphere of influence...

August 12, 2011
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to work: AMO and ASC reach tentative agreement in Great Lakes strike

The American Maritime Officers union and the American Steamship Company have reached a tentative agreement on an expired labor contract, ending a week long AMO strike and allowing ASC to...

August 8, 2011
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Union standoff and bribery accusations spell trouble for Great Lakes operator

AMO members working for the Great Lakes operator, American Steamship Company, have walked off all ASC vessels after a labor contract with the company expired at midnight July 31.  The...

August 2, 2011
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Maritime Unions Enter The Drillship Market

The last time maritime unions tried to wedge themselves into offshore rig jobs, billboards were erected on every major Louisiana road south of the I-10 interstate and a large majority...

May 13, 2011
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Monday, May 9, 2011

Maritime Industry ‘Sail-In’ calls at 161 Congressional offices

Building on the success last year’s inaugural event, the second annual Maritime Industry Congressional ‘Sail-In’ May 4 drew more than 180 industry representatives and accomplished visits to more than 161...

May 9, 2011
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

‘Maersk Constellation’ underway after extended delay in Angola

Pictured: AMO members working aboard the Maersk Constellation as it got underway from Angola included (left to right) Second Assistant Engineer Eugene Stone, Chief Mate Tomas Malo, Third Mate Dave...

March 22, 2011
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Monday, February 28, 2011

Seagoing labor urges improved standards for self-defense against piracy, supports embarked military detachments for U.S. merchant vessels

Responding to a request for comments on the U.S. Coast Guard’s policy regarding rules for the use of force for self-defense of U.S.-flagged vessels, six U.S. seagoing unions – including...

February 28, 2011
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

U.S. flagged ‘M/V Advantage’ evades pirates; crew unharmed

The M/V Advantage, a U.S.-flagged ship owned and operated by Sealift LLC and manned in all licensed positions by American Maritime Officers, evaded an attack by pirates in the Somali...

January 20, 2011
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U.S.-Flag Laker Cargos Up 33.4 Percent in 2010

CLEVELAND—U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 88.7 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in 2010, an increase of 33.4 percent over 2009. Shipments were, however, nearly 10 percent off the industry’s...

January 20, 2011
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