Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO

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The Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO (MTD) is one of seven constitutionally-mandated departments of the AFL-CIO. Formed on August 19, 1946 by the American Federation of Labor, the stated goal of the Department is to give "workers employed in the maritime industry and its allied trades a voice in shaping national policy."

Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO
FoundedAugust 19, 1946
HeadquartersCamp Springs, Maryland
Location
Key people
Michael Sacco, President
AffiliationsAFL-CIO
Websitemaritimetrades.org

In efforts to support the U.S. maritime industry, MTD has helped promote legislation such as:

  • the Cargo Preference Act of 1954,
  • the Merchant Marine Act of 1970, and
  • the Maritime Security Act of 1995.

The MTD has a network of 19 port maritime councils across the United States and Canada, as well as 24 affiliate unions.

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  1. ^ a b c d De La Pedraja Tomán, 1994, p. 394.

ReferencesEdit

  • De La Pedraja Tomán, René (1994). A Historical Dictionary of the U. S. Merchant Marine and Shipping Industry: Since the Introduction of Steam. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. p. 768. ISBN 0-313-27225-5.

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