Solidarity Prevails Again

At press time, some 31,000 unionized grocery workers were reviewing a tentative new contract on the heels of an 11-day strike in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The agreement between the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and Stop & Shop’s parent company, Netherlands-based Ahold Delhaize, preserves health care and retirement benefits, provides wage increases,…

Legislators Pronounce Bipartisan Backing of Jones Act to President

Attacks on America’s freight cabotage law – and the hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs that go with it – are nothing new, but neither is solid bipartisan support for the century- strong statute. The latter point again came into focus March 13, in the form of a bipartisan letter sent by members of Congress…

Sunshine State Celebrates Jones Act

SIU VP Gulf Coast Dean Corgey (standing third from left) and Port Agent Ashley Nelson (standing second from right) pose with SIU members Recertified Bosun Abel Vazquez Tor-res, AB Victor Cortes, AB Christian Reyes Herencia, AB Manuel Rodriguez Maldonado, Recertified Steward Juan Vallejo Hernandez, Chief Cook Bryan Alvarez and SA La’Sonia…
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SIU Celebrates National Maritime Day

Check out our Facebook album from the DOT ceremony HERE The SIU made a typically strong showing for today’s National Maritime Day observance in the nation’s capital. Union officials and an enthusiastic group of apprentices from the SIU-affiliated Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education – two of whom played key roles in the…

White House Proclamation: National Maritime Day 2019

Here is this year's National Maritime Day statement from the White House. To access it on the White House website, click HERE Proclamation on National Maritime Day, 2019 On National Maritime Day, we honor the men and women who, throughout our history, have served with professionalism, dedication, and patriotism in the United States Merchant Marine. …

AMP: Maritime Industry Creates Billions for Washington State

The following news release was issued by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), to which the SIU is affiliated. THE DOMESTIC MARITIME INDUSTRY CREATES 22,500 JOBS AND $6.12 BILLION OF ECONOMIC IMPACT IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON Senator Cantwell Joins over 200 Maritime Industry Leaders in Celebrating the Domestic Maritime Impact on the State of Washington…
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