Maritime Trades Department

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO

Created in 1946, the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO gives workers in the maritime industry and its allied trades a voice in shaping national policy.

(Visit the MTD web site.)

The MTD is one of seven constitutionally mandated departments within the AFL-CIO. Its 23 affiliated international unions help comprise a network of 21 port maritime councils in the United States and Canada. This allows the MTD to be active in issues affecting working men and women from the grassroots to the national level.

The main purpose of the MTD is to stand up for the working people of the U.S.-flag and Canadian-flag maritime industry -- from the shipbuilders to the mariners to the longshoremen to all of their suppliers and associates. The department performs a specialized role in the Labor movement by highlighting policies and programs that ensure the continuation of a strong North American maritime industry.


President: Michael Sacco
Vice President: Scott Winter
Executive Secretary-Treasurer: Daniel W. Duncan


Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO
815 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: 202-628-6300
Fax: 202-637-3989


Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
Communications Workers of America

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

International Union of Elevator Constructors

International Union of Operating Engineers

International Association of Fire Fighters

Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers

Laborers' International Union of North America

International Longshoremen's Association

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

Marine Engineers' Beneficial Association

United Mine Workers of America

International Union of Allied, Novelty and Production Workers

Office and Professional Employees International Union

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

Seafarers International Union of North America

Sheet Metal Workers International Association

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

United Steelworkers of America

Transportation-Communications Union

Port Councils

Mobile, Alabama

Anchorage, Alaska

San Francisco, California

Wilmington, California

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

Honolulu, Hawaii

Chicago, Illinois

New Orleans, Louisiana

Baltimore, Maryland

Boston, Massachusetts

Algonac, Michigan

St. Louis, Missouri

New York, New York

Cleveland, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Houston, Texas

Norfolk, Virginia

Seattle, Washington

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada