Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO

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Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO
Founded August 19, 1946
Affiliation AFL-CIO
Key people Michael Sacco, President
Office location Camp Springs, Maryland
Country United States

The Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO (MTD) is one of seven constitutionally-mandated departments of the AFL-CIO. Formed on August 19, 1946 by the American Federation of Labor, the stated goal of the Department is to give "workers employed in the maritime industry and its allied trades a voice in shaping national policy."

In efforts to support the U.S. maritime industry, MTD has helped promote legislation such as:

The MTD has a network of 19 port maritime councils across the United States and Canada, as well as 24 affiliate unions.

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d De La Pedraja Tomán, 1994, p. 394.


External links[edit]


  • Merle Daniel Adlum Papers. 1945-1986. 67.56 cubic feet. Contains records from Adlum's service as President of the Puget Sound Division of the AFL-CIO's Maritime Trades Department from 1968-1983.
  • King County Labor Council of Washington Records. 1889-2008. 41.26 cubic ft. (61 boxes). Contains administrative records pertaining to the AFL-CIO Maritime Trades Department.