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US-Flag Coalition Calls on New President to Support Food for Peace

A coalition of U.S.-flag shipowners, unions and trade associations have reached out to President Donald ... Read Full Article

MTD Applauds Confirmation of Transportation Secretary Chao

  The Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO looks forward to working with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, ... Read Full Article

NY Times Reporter Exposes Dangers to Workers in Deep-Sea Fishing Industry

  While mariners know the struggle for workers’ rights is not limited to solid ground, ... Read Full Article

Secretary of Transportation Designee Recommits Her Support for US-Flag Shipping

“The national security of the merchant marine fleet is part of the way that we ... Read Full Article

MTD President Sacco Praises Nomination of Chao to Head Transportation Department

MTD President Michael Sacco welcomed the nomination of Elaine Chao to be the Secretary of ... Read Full Article

House Letter Outlines Jones Act’s Importance to Puerto Rican Economic Task Force

The chairs and ranking members of two U.S. House of Representatives’ subcommittees outlined the reasons ... Read Full Article

Former Rep. Helen Bentley – First Lady of U.S.-Flag Maritime – Succumbs to Cancer

  The “First Lady of the U.S.-flag Maritime Industry” passed away August 6. For almost ... Read Full Article

ITF Tells Trade Panel that Cabotage Laws Work and Should Remain in Place

Speaking in Brussels on July 13 before negotiators involved in crafting the U.S.-European Union (E.U.) ... Read Full Article

Latest Jones Act Attack Repelled in House

  The latest attack on the Jones Act was thwarted late June 8 when the ... Read Full Article

Statement from Michael Sacco,President of the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO, On Ruling by House Rules Committee Regarding Jones Act Amendment

                                                 June 9, 2016 We are very grateful to the members of the House Rules ... Read Full Article