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Missouri voters on Aug. 7 provided the state’s working families – and the labor movement nationwide – with a tremendous victory by rejecting the state’s so-called right-to-work law.

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31:

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Washington) recently spoke on the House floor in support of the Jones Act, a maritime law that is vital to protecting U.S. national, economic and homeland security.

A longtime backer of the American maritime industry, Larsen delivered his brief remarks April 18.

Many Seafarers probably know that the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968 while supporting striking sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee.

SIU Assistant Vice President Bryan Powell has been unanimously elected to serve as secretary-treasurer of the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority.

The port authority’s board of directors voted for Powell on March 16.

Board members serve four-year terms, without compensation. Powell has been on the board since March 2017.

For more information about the port authority, visit www.portdetroit.com