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Tuesday, January 9, 2024
SIU President Emeritus Michael Sacco Dies at 86
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SIU President Emeritus Michael Sacco Dies at 86

Seafarers International Union has announced the passing of its long-time president Michael Sacco. Sacco died of natural causes on December 28, 2023, in St.

January 9, 2024
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Thursday, December 14, 2023
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Opinion: The Shortage of Mariners Willing to Work for Less

This essay by the President of the MM&P union addresses gCaptain’s editorial about the current aversion of US maritime unions towards strikes for

December 14, 2023
Total Views: 6097

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Matson Dives Into Diversity And Inclusion
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Matson Dives Into Diversity And Inclusion

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In a significant stride towards promoting diversity and inclusion, Matson ($MATX), a leading US Flag containership operator, reported

July 25, 2023
Total Views: 1666

Sunday, February 6, 2022
MARAD US Mothball Ship Fleet
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Why Is The US Merchant Marine So Rusted And Broken?

After World War II the United States had the largest and newest fleet of deepwater commercial ships in the world. World trade has roughly doubled every tens

February 6, 2022
Total Views: 38402

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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U.S. Labor Enforcer Issues Complaint Against Pasha Over Construction of New Ships

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the federal agency tasked with prosecuting unfair labor practices, has issued a complaint against The Pasha Group

December 5, 2017
Total Views: 87

Thursday, December 18, 2014
West Coast Dockworkers, Shippers ‘Far Apart’ on Contract
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West Coast Dockworkers, Shippers ‘Far Apart’ on Contract

West Coast dockworkers and their employers remain far apart in contract negotiations that have stretched over seven months and no settlement is imminent, a

December 18, 2014
Total Views: 1

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
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Union Task Force Aims to Replace U.S. and European Mariners Working Offshore Africa

A multi-national labor union group announced a special task force this month aimed at cutting the number of U.S. and European citizens working aboard offshore

October 22, 2013
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
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Maritime Labor Alliance Formed as Waterfront Strike Looms

– by Bruce Vail As anxiety over the possibility of a major U.S. dock strike rises, shipping unions here and abroad are responding with a show of

September 19, 2012
Total Views: 17

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

July 25, 2012
Total Views: 26

Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Seafarers International Union Says USCG Editorial is “Unfair and Inaccurate”

Following a recent editorial by USCG Captain Eric Christensen on the alarming rate of U.S.-flag ship detentions, the Seafarer International Union has released

June 14, 2012
Total Views: 118

Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Meet Michael Grimm, Labor’s Favorite Tea Party Republican
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Meet Michael Grimm, Labor’s Favorite Tea Party Republican

Note: This article has been cross-posted from the pro-union Working In These Times blog By Bruce Vail Most of the media attention at the big gathering of

May 1, 2012
Total Views: 26

Monday, April 30, 2012
U.S. Maritime Unions: Insufficient Shipboard Manning Fuels Fatigue, Boosts Risks
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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

April 30, 2012
Total Views: 87

Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Maritime Union Expands into Drilling Industry: AMO unveils details of DP training programs
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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

February 7, 2012
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Maritime Unions Slam MARAD for “Flawed” U.S.-Flag Report
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Maritime Unions Slam MARAD for “Flawed” U.S.-Flag Report

Maritime unions have critized the U.S. Maritime Administration and David Matsuda for releasing a report last week on the cost of flying the U.S. flag. The

November 9, 2011
Total Views: 4

Sunday, October 2, 2011
Liberty Maritime Decision Sparks Fierce Labor Union Dispute – Things Are Getting Ugly
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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

October 2, 2011
Total Views: 91

Friday, May 13, 2011
Maritime Unions Enter The Drillship Market
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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

May 13, 2011
Total Views: 132

Friday, October 26, 2007
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Are Rising Salaries Enough To Retain Mariners?

In “Refrences to Joseph Keefe”>another excellent article, Maritime Executive‘s managing editor Joseph Keefe is dead on with his assessment

October 26, 2007
Total Views: 50
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