Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO
|Founded||August 19, 1946|
|Key people||Michael Sacco, President|
|Office location||Camp Springs, Maryland|
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 Cargo Preference Act of 1954,
- the Merchant Marine Act of 1970, and
- the Maritime Security Act of 1995.
- Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union
- International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers
- Communications Workers of America
- International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
- International Union of Elevator Constructors
- International Union of Operating Engineers
- International Association of Fire Fighters
- Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union
- International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers
- United Mine Workers of America
- International Union of Allied, Novelty and Production Workers, AFL-CIO.
- Office and Professional Employees International Union
- International Union of Painters and Allied Trades of the United States and Canada
- Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association of the United States and Canada
- United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada
- Seafarers International Union of North America
- Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
- American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
- United Steel, Paper & Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial & Service Workers International Union
- Transportation and Communications International Union IAM
- Harry Lundeberg, 1955–1957,
- Paul Hall, 1957-22 June 1980,
- Frank Drozak, 1980–1988, and
- Michael Sacco, 1988-current.
- American Maritime Officers
- National Maritime Union
- Paul Hall
- Michael Sacco
- United States Merchant Marine
- De La Pedraja Tomán, 1994, p. 394.
- De La Pedraja Tomán, René (1994). A Historical Dictionary of the U. S. Merchant Marine and Shipping Industry: Since the Introduction of Steam. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press. p. 768. ISBN 0-313-27225-5.
- 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.