Jones Act has been good for Texas, America

Houston Chronicle By Dean Corgey Updated 08:22 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012 “For nearly 100 years, labor and management, industry and government, and Democrats and Republicans have respected the vision of Andrew Furuseth that seamen are entitled to basic rights...

In Memoriam Building and Construction Trades President Mark Ayers

By Ron Ault, Metal Trades Department President President Ayers and I enjoyed a special relationship because we had much in common. Both of us came up through the crafts—he was an electrician, I was a Machinist; both Navy veterans—he flew and I floated; and both of us...

Pyne Outlines Plans for American Feeder Lines

The Metal Trades Department is supporting the American Feeder Lines and its CEO Percy Pyne to jumpstart a demonstration project under the DOT’s American Marine Highway program. Avondale in New Orleans is the best candidate to build the ships for American Feeder...