The National Security Agency is reportedly collecting almost 5 billion cell phone records a day under a program that monitors and analyses highly personal data about the precise whereabouts [...]
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust – the charity arm of the International Transport Workers” Federation – today authorized two grants totaling GBP100,000 to aid Filipino seafarers and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The grants, for GBP50,000 each are being awarded to the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) and the Philippine [...]
Excerpts from a commentary in The Hill:
The Jones Act keeps this country strong by supporting jobs at American shipyards, promoting industrial investment and training, and contributing to our country’s economy and national defense.
Even so, every month you can count on special interests claiming that the Jones Act has outlived its usefulness and should [...]
The Port of Oakland Truckers Association announced on Monday that drivers will walk off the job as early as next week if they don’t get financial help meeting new clean-air standards.
The association wants the port to pay an emissions fee of $50 per load to help offset the cost of upgrading, plus a $50 [...]
[Note: You can listen to this story's interview with Paddy Crumlin, General Secretary of the MUA and President of the International Federation of Transport Workers, at this link.]
Transport union leaders from across the Asia Pacific are taking the first steps towards forming a regional grouping.
The move is being spearheaded by [...]
From The Guardian:
The more you know about the odious Trans-Pacific Partnership, the less you’ll like it. It’s made for corporate intellectual property and profits
No clearer demonstration of the real White House view is offered than a just-leaked draft of an international treaty that would, as many had feared, create draconian new rights for [...]
Click on the orange arrow to listen to the OPB interview.
From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union disputes there’s a slowdown. And committeeman Leal Sundet is not hopeful about negotiations, “I don’t see Hanjin staying in Portland in the short-run,” he said.
“They may come back, they’ve been to Portland [...]
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