President’s Column

Building on Success As we launch into not just a new year but a new decade, I’m confident about the SIU’s future. Like always, we will change with the times – but we also will stick with the formula that’s brought us success. Some of those achievements are recapped in this month’s LOG, where we…

SIU-Contracted Companies Honored For Environmentally Safe Operations

Numerous SIU-contracted companies were among the organizations recently honored for environmental safety by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA). The host organization on Nov. 13, 2019 presented Certificates of Environmental Achievement to 61 companies, representing 1,565 vessels, for a combined total number of 14,008 years without a reportable environmental incident. According to the CSA,…

Containership Rio Grande Express Reflags U.S.

 Before heading into the New Year, Seafarers closed out 2019 by welcoming a new containership into the union-contracted fleet. Seafarers in early November began sailing aboard the Rio Grande Express, an 853-foot vessel that’s operated by Marine Personnel and Provisioning for Hapag-Lloyd. Built in 2006 in Korea, the 4,248 TEU ship is sailing between northern…
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MARAD Posts Alert Concerning Coronavirus Outbreak

The U.S. Maritime Administration has issued the following alert, available on the agency's website HERE 2020-002A-Global-Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Description: A health threat potentially affecting mariners and maritime commerce has been identified which was first detected in Wuhan, China. The nature of the event is an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (“2019-nCoV”)…

Maritime Trades Department Helps Lead Puerto Rico Relief

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO, has posted the following news item: PMCs & Affiliates Deliver Badly Needed Relief to Puerto Rico Earthquake Victims Port Maritime Councils and MTD affiliates did not wait to be asked. They immediately went to work collecting and transporting badly needed supplies to the people of Puerto Rico who are reeling…

Professional Union Membership at Record Levels

The Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO, has issued the following news item. The SIU is a DPE affiliate. Professional Union Membership Continued Making Gains Last Year, But Opportunity for Growth Remains FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Katie Barrows Communications Manager P: 202-549-5991 [email protected] WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2020 – The number of professionals in unions inched up in…
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