Maritime labor objects to U.S. Coast Guard?s proposal on merchant mariner documents

In response to the U.S. Coast Guard?s proposed interim rule that would exacerbate the issuance of merchant mariner document by placing further burdensome regulations on American mariners, the Sailors? Union of the Pacific, the American Maritime Officers, the Inlandboatmen?s Union of the Pacific (ILWU), the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots, the Maritime Engineers Beneficial Association, the Marine Firemen?s Union, the Seafarers International Union-AGLIWD and the AFL-CIO?s Maritime Trades Department submitted comments to the Coast Guard voicing strong objections to the proposed rule.

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Thursday, April 1, 2004