Congressmen Among Guest Speakers at MTD (2/12)


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The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO has issued the following news release. For a PDF copy, click HERE.


SIU President Michael Sacco also serves as president of the MTD.


Congressmen Open & Close Maritime Trades Department

Executive Board Meeting February 18 & 19


For Immediate Release

February 12, 2016


For More Information, contact: Daniel Duncan via cell, 703-606-5723


Two members of Congress as well as military, government and industry officials and union leaders highlight the speakers who will come before the Executive Board of the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO when it meets in San Diego on February 18 and 19. The focus of concern will range from preserving the Jones Act and fighting for maritime infrastructure upgrades to improving the economy by creating more jobs and hiring veterans.


The board will hear from nine speakers. Included among them will be U.S. Representatives Steny Hoyer (MD) and Marc Veasey (TX); Major General Giovanni Tuck of the U.S. Transportation Command; St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Administrator Betty Sutton and General Dynamics NASSCO Vice President for Programs and Supply Chain Management Kevin Mooney.


The audience will include labor officials and maritime business representatives. The sessions will take place in the Sapphire D&H Ballroom (4th floor) at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, 1 Park Boulevard, San Diego CA 92101. MTD President Michael Sacco will call the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. (PST) each day.


Representative Veasey will lead off the list of scheduled speakers for Thursday, February 18. He will be followed by Mooney; trade consultant Donald O’Hare; Michael Stotz, President of the AFL-CIO Investment Trust Corporation; and Sutton.


On the agenda Friday, February 19, are AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Tuck and Union Veterans Council Executive Director Will Fischer with Representative Hoyer wrapping up the session. In addition, the MTD will honor the memory of the crew of the El Faro which was lost at sea during Hurricane Joaquin in October.             


The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO is composed of 21 international unions and 21 port maritime councils in the United States and Canada representing nearly 5 million working men and women.




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