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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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Wednesday, December 13, 2023
U.S. President Joe Biden walks during his visit in Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 20, 2023. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
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Union Fights Back On Proposal To Import Foreign Labor Into US Merchant Marine

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) A pivotal debate is unfolding, one that carries the potential to redefine the trajectory of the U.S. Merchant Marine. Central

December 13, 2023
Total Views: 6257

Monday, October 23, 2023
M/T Empire State, the first ship scheduled to defuel the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility, approaches Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Oct. 11, 2023, off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. US DoD photo
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American Maritime Unions Slam Proposal to Operate US-Flag Vessels with Foreign Crews

A coalition of American maritime and transportation unions have voiced their strong opposition to a proposal to create a secondary U.S. flag fleet that could

October 23, 2023
Total Views: 5282

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
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Four-Year Agreement Increases Wages and Workplace Protections for 250,000 Seafarers

Seafarers’ unions and maritime employers have signed a four-year agreement that includes significant wage increases and workplace protections for over

September 26, 2023
Total Views: 1757

Saturday, August 5, 2023
ILWU Canada Votes To Accept Port Labor Agreement
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ILWU Canada Votes To Accept Port Labor Agreement

by David Ljunggren (Reuters) – Dock workers in western Canada voted to accept an improved labor contract after a month-long dispute that

August 5, 2023
Total Views: 2617

Sunday, July 2, 2023
FILE PHOTO: Shipping cranes lie idle after longshoremen with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) went on strike at Canada's busiest port in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada July 1, 2023. REUTERS/Chris Helgren/File Photo
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Dockworker Strike At Canada’s Biggest Ports To Fuel Inflation

By Randy Thanthong-Knight and Robert Tuttle (Bloomberg) –A strike at Pacific coast ports threatens to disrupt millions of dollars of trade and add

July 2, 2023
Total Views: 1633

Saturday, July 1, 2023
Longshoremen with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada (ILWU) strike at Canada's busiest port in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada July 1, 2023. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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Thousands Of Port Workers In Canada’s British Columbia Go On Strike

July 1 (Reuters) – Several thousand unionized port workers in Canada’s western province of British Columbia went on strike after failing to reach

July 1, 2023
Total Views: 2376

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
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Canadian Longshore Workers Plan Strike at British Columbia Ports

The British Columbia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) has received a formal, written 72-hour strike notice from the International Longshore and Warehouse

June 28, 2023
Total Views: 2232

Friday, April 7, 2023
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More UK North Sea Oil Workers to Start Striking This Month

By Rachel Graham (Bloomberg) — About 1,350 workers servicing North Sea oil platforms for energy majors such as BP Plc, Shell Plc and TotalEnergies SE

April 7, 2023
Total Views: 1268

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Unions Grill Maersk Over Labor Issues
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Unions Grill Maersk Over Labor Issues

Trade unions representing employees and contractors at Maersk gathered in Copenhagen this week to raise concerns about labor issues with management at the

March 28, 2023
Total Views: 2259

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Union Worker Strike Closes Germany’s Hamburg Port to Large Ships
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Union Worker Strike Closes Germany’s Hamburg Port to Large Ships

BERLIN, March 22 (Reuters) – The Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) has closed the port to large ships because of a strike announced by the Verdi

March 22, 2023
Total Views: 3682

Monday, March 20, 2023
Offshore oil and gas platform
Offshore

UK Offshore Platforms Face ‘Standstill’ as Workers Plan Strike

Union says ‘tsunami of industrial action’ to hit UK oil and gas operators as 1,400 offshore workers set to strike. Dozens of platforms on the  UK

March 20, 2023
Total Views: 1711

Monday, February 13, 2023
Long-Serving SIU President Michael Sacco Retires
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Long-Serving SIU President Michael Sacco Retires

The longest-serving president in Seafarers International Union (SIU) history Michael Sacco has retired at the age of 86, the union announced Monday.

February 13, 2023
Total Views: 1540

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Harbor Tug Lockout Threatens ‘Nationwide Port Shutdown’ in Australia
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Harbor Tug Lockout Threatens ‘Nationwide Port Shutdown’ in Australia

Maritime union says Svitzer bosses are refusing to withdraw lockout that will bring Australian ports to a near standstill The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)

November 16, 2022
Total Views: 3691

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Svitzer Planning Lockout of Australian Harbor Tug Crews in Dispute with Unions
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Svitzer Planning Lockout of Australian Harbor Tug Crews in Dispute with Unions

Towage operator Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk subsidiary, has announced an indefinite lockout of Australian harbor tug crews over an industrial labor dispute

November 15, 2022
Total Views: 2747

Saturday, September 10, 2022
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US Unions Work To Avoid Rail Strikes

By Victoria Cavaliere (Bloomberg) Freight railroads and labor unions are working through the weekend to hammer out a new contract to avoid a strike that could

September 10, 2022
Total Views: 3020

Thursday, May 5, 2022
United Grain and ILWU Reach Labor Deal at Major Pacific Northwest Grain Export Terminal
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United Grain and ILWU Reach Labor Deal at Major Pacific Northwest Grain Export Terminal

The negotiating committees representing Longshore workers from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 4 union and management from the

May 5, 2022
Total Views: 1365

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Study Looks at the Impacts of Commercial Pressures on Shipboard Safety
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Study Looks at the Impacts of Commercial Pressures on Shipboard Safety

The International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots (MM&P) has published a study highlighting the complex issue responsibility for shipboard

August 27, 2019
Total Views: 165

Thursday, June 7, 2018
U.S. East Coast Dockworkers Agree to New Six-Year Master Contract After ‘Tough’ Negotiations
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U.S. East Coast Dockworkers Agree to New Six-Year Master Contract After ‘Tough’ Negotiations

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) – Shippers are breathing a sigh of relief after US east and Gulf coast dock workers reached “tentative”

June 7, 2018
Total Views: 43

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: 86
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