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 and certain of its subsidiaries for labor...

December 5, 2017
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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 spokesman for shippers, stevedores and terminal operators said.

December 18, 2014
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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 service vessels active in African...

October 22, 2013
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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 solidarity that could...

September 19, 2012
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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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Thursday, June 14, 2012

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 the following statement: Coast Guard Captain Eric...

June 14, 2012
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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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 construction unions this...

May 1, 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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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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 unions have said the...

November 9, 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, 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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Friday, October 26, 2007

Are Rising Salaries Enough To Retain Mariners?

In another excellent article, Maritime Executive‘s managing editor Joseph Keefe is dead on with his assessment of salary (find the article HERE) and working condition improvements in this tight labor...

October 26, 2007
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