The American Maritime Partnership, to which the SIU is affiliated, has issued the following news item:
American Maritime Partnership Responds to Jones Act Waiver Request
WASHINGTON — The American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the domestic maritime industry, today released the following statement in response to an unsubstantiated request by the American Exploration Production Council (AXPC) for temporary administrative waivers of the Jones Act.
This is an opportunistic effort by those who want to use foreign ships to advance their own economic interests at the expense of American workers who are doing everything in their power to keep this economy moving. At a time of American crisis and uncertainty, a waiver to the Jones Act would only open our borders and markets to foreign shipping companies with foreign crews that pose an added threat to the safety and security of our nation’s health.
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