M.E.B.A. Calls for Recognition of U.S. Mariners in the Cruise Industry

The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association Raises Awareness of U.S. Mariners in the Cruise Industry in Light of Media Coverage Washington, DC (Press Release) – The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) is proud to represent U.S. Merchant Mariners on the only U.S.-flagged and U.S. crewed cruise ship, the Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) PRIDE OF … [Read more...]

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 many as 16 vessels and eliminate up to 2,000 maritime jobs. One of the unions described the move by Congress as a “stealth attack” because it took place in … [Read more...]