Ship American Rules Raided; Maritime Solidarity with ILWU

The SUP honors on Memorial Day the merchant mariners who made the ultimate sacrifice in the nation's wars, celebrates them again on Maritime Day, and calls attention to their hazardous workplace on Workers Memorial Day. Coastwise negotiations for a new longshore agreement began in San Francisco between the ILWU and the PMA, two senators raided the rules that reserve a portion of the U.S. Food for Peace program for American ships and mariners. This issue reports on the ongoing battle in the UK against P&O Ferries and their outrageous firing of the entire workforce as well as another stellar quarter for Matson financials. The iconic Hong Kong Star Ferry gets coverage as well as photos of SUP crews from around the world in the May issue of the WCS.    

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Monday, May 16, 2022