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Maritime, dockworker unions criticize Liberty Marine’s labor switch

Note: Read the full Maritime Labor Alliance release about this jurisdictional violation here

From American Shipper:

A collective of ship and dockworkers unions are protesting a decision by Liberty Maritime to employ deck and engineering officers from another union to operate its newest U.S.-flag ship, rather than those members of its longtime union, the Marine […]


Liberty Maritime replaces MEBA crews with AMO during labor dispute

M.E.B.A. leadership has asked AMO members to respect the M.E.B.A picket line and not work on several ships including the Liberty Grace, and pointed out said that M.E.B.A did not interfere with AMO’s strike at American Steamship Company this past summer.

Liberty Maritime Corporation has found themselves in the midst of a heated labor […]