Now that the Republican and Democratic Party conventions are over, it is important to compare party platforms on issues of concern to workers.
West Coast Sailors
In the wake of the major set back suffered by the U.S. maritime industry when Congress passed a bill in June that included a provision that slashed the statutory U.S.-flag share of international food aid cargo from 75% to 50%, Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) and Congressman Jeff Landry (R-Louisiana) introduced legislation on July 24, to repeal the onerous provision and restore U.S.-flag food aid cargo preference to 75% of cargoes carried.
Republican stealth attack slashes American cargo preference requirement for international food aid
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced a major policy change regarding the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
The largest fine ever imposed for a Jones Act violation was upheld by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) against Escopeta Oil
The Jones Act is under attack again, with a Guam politician sponsoring legislation that seeks to dilute the cabotage statute after Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) failed in a new bid to get the law abolished last month.
On March 13, the AFL-CIO Executive Council ?voted proudly and enthusiastically? to endorse President Barack Obama for a second term.
The Jones Act is under stronger assault now than ever before. Foreign and homegrown interests have unleashed arrows in the direction of the U.S. Congress, demanding it to let foreign-flag ships in on your coastwise operations.
The Italian-flag cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground on the island of Giglio in the Tyrrenian Sea on Friday, January 13, nine miles off Italy?s Tuscan coast ? capsizing and beginning to sink.
On December 1, Alexander & Baldwin, the Hawai?i-based land company with interests in real estate development, commercial real estate and agriculture, announced it will spin-off its wholly owned subsidiary?Matson Navigation Company.