Philly Shipyard Awarded Two Additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels

Philly Shipyard Awarded Two Additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels

Philly Shipyard, Inc., the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA (OSE: PHLY) today announced the authorization by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) and subsequent order from TOTE Services, LLC (TOTE Services) for the construction of two additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessels (NSMVs). These vessels will replace aging training vessels at Maine Maritime Academy and Texas A&M Maritime Academy. Construction of the two new vessels (NSMVs 3 and 4) is expected to commence in 2022 with planned deliveries in 2024.

See the press release

Press Release - NSMV Options 3 and 4 - 1.19.2021_F

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MTD Joins FWA, NAIJ in Urging Biden Administration to Maintain Statutory Labor Rights

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The  Federal Workers Alliance labor unions join the National Association of Immigration Judges, IFPTE Judicial Council 2, (NAIJ) in urging the Biden Administration to maintain the statutory labor rights of the NAIJ and reverse the Federal Labor Relations Authority’s (FLRA) November 2, 2020 unprecedented decision to strip the NAIJ of their unit certification by incorrectly classifying all of the 500 non-supervisory Immigration Judges as “management officials.”

2021-01-018 - FWA Letter Regarding NAIJ Decert and Biden Admin


Trump Must Go

Trump Must Go


The seditious attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was incited by President Trump’s flagrant lies and assault upon our Constitution. Yesterday’s lukewarm concession speech doesn’t change or heal our nation and its people in any way.

Politicians and leaders from all walks of life must discard and disavow the President who once and for all must be held accountable for his insidious attacks on the electoral process that has now culminated in death and mayhem that defies description and threatens the peaceful transfer of power.

The collective Labor Movement, without fear or favor, must condemn and demand that the domestic terrorists that entered our nation’s hallowed halls of government in order to desecrate and destroy the legacy of democracy and who wickedly intimidated and attacked elected officials, law enforcement and staff of the US House, Senate and Executive Branch who were performing their constitutional duties that deadly day be charged, trialed and punished.

The Metal Trades Department, AFL-CIO, acted swiftly on that heinous day, by immediately calling upon Vice President Pence to convene the Cabinet and remove President Trump from office by invoking the 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution. 

Our nation’s Capitol Building and the glorious history of our nation and its people matter. President Trump unleashed an unprecedented assault on the institutions of our democracy.

His actions cannot be tolerated!

I call upon Congress to remove the President of the United States from Office immediately.

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Resources Available to Affected Member in the Pacific Northwest & California

Dozens of historic deadly wildfires continue to consume millions of acres in the west, especially in California, Oregon and Washington where in some cases entire towns have been destroyed and tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes.

Most evacuees have had to leave quickly with little advance notice, taking what few belongings they could. Thousands of homes and businesses have been incinerated. Weather conditions are improving, but the fire danger isn’t over. Wildfires are also burning in Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

The Metal Trades Department has compiled a list of resources for our members and employment partners. If you need additional assistance, contact your MTD General Representative.

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