West Coast Sailors

June 2010

Using the false pretext that the Jones Act is hampering the cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, Senator John McCain (R-Arizona introduced legislation on June 25, to repeal this critically important piece of maritime legislation that provides employment for 500,000 American workers.

May 2010

SUP-contracted Patriot Contract Services was the successful bidder late last month to operate and maintain the Military Sealift Command?s Maritime prepositioning Force vessel USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. Martin.

April 2010

The maritime industry came out in force in Washington, D.C. on May 13, to increase Capitol Hill awareness of the importance of America?s maritime industry to the economic and national security of the United States...

March 2010

Meeting in its Pre-Pri-mary Convention in San Jose, California, on April 14, delegates of the 2.1 million-member California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO, endorsed Edmund G. ?Jerry? Brown for Governor citing his longtime pro labor record.

February 2010

A history of the Sailors?Union of the Pacific, particularly one marking its 125th anniversary, cannot begin without a preface: the conditions seamen worked under during the latter half of the 19th century.

February 2010

On March 19, an ad hoc coalition, including the Sailors? Union, submitted testimony to House Appropriation?s Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies on the importance of sustained Congressional funding for food aid.

January 2010

At a ceremony on February 17, at San
Francisco?s Pier 9, officiated by Captain Peter McIsaac, Port Agent for the Pilots, the Drake was christened by Monique Moyer, Executive Director of the Port of San Francisco

December 2009

The Sailors? Union crewed another APL Marine Services vessel when the APL Turquoise was flagged from Singapore to United States registry on December 29, in Charleston, South Carolina.

November 2009

SUP-contracted Matson Navigation Company this month won a decisive victory in federal court which saved the roll-on/roll-off, lift-on/lift-off vessel Mokihana from being banned from the domestic (Jones Act) trades.

October 2009

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