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."
|Founded||August 19, 1946|
|Headquarters||Camp Springs, Maryland|
|Michael Sacco, President|
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.
- De La Pedraja Tomán, 1994, p. 394.
- 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.
- Merle Daniel Adlum Papers. 1945-1986. 67.56 cubic feet. Contains records from Adlum's service as President of the Puget Sound Division of the AFL-CIO's Maritime Trades Department from 1968-1983.
- King County Labor Council of Washington Records. 1889-2008. 41.26 cubic ft. (61 boxes). Contains administrative records pertaining to the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department.