Shipbuilding

Setting The Record Straight On The Jones Act

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to legislation (S.1894) introduced by Sen.

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L-696 members help deliver Fort Worth ahead of schedule

Fort Worth, the Lockheed Martin-led team’s second Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), sets sail from Marinette Marine Corporation’s Marinette, Wis., shipyard Aug. 6, 2012, on her maiden voyage to Texas for commissioning in September. Lockheed-Martin photo, all rights reserved

THE LOCKHEED-MARTIN-led industry team building Littoral Combat Ships for the U.S. Navy announced June 6 that it has delivered the Fort Worth (LCS 3) to the Navy two months ahead of schedule.

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Canadian shipyards set to boom

A Local 191-built Canadian Coast Guard ship built at the Victoria shipyard.

WORKERS ACROSS CANADA are hailing Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement of a $35 billion shipbuilding program under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.

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Philly shipyard celebrates safety with keel-laying ceremony

Holding a plaque for a tanker’s keel-laying ceremony are, l. to r., OSG Rep Panos Hatzikyriakosm, L-19 Sec.-Treas. Fred Chamberlain, and maintenance supervisor William Bowman.

Local 19, Aker Philadelphia Shipyard form OSHA partnership to improve health and safety

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Local 6 members keep shipbuilder “afloat”

Local 6 members are building a barge for Sasso Sabbia LLC in Petaluma, Calif.

Sasso Sabbia LLC signs agreement with Local 6

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Local 1509 members upgrade legendary submersible

At Ladish Forging, L-1509 members heat up one of two titanium disks they will mold into hemispheres. (Photo by Advanced Imaging and Visualization Lab/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.)

Workers build crew compartment for deep-ocean research vessel Alvin

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 1509 (Cudahy, Wis.) are building a new sphere to house people and equipment on a tiny submarine named Alvin, the first submersible to illuminate the rusting hulk of the Titanic.

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Local 614 members build sub in record time

The New Hampshire is moored to the pier at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard before her christening June 21. (U.S. Navy photo by John Narewski, courtesy of navy.mil.)

THANKS TO THE efforts of Local 614 members (Groton, Conn.) the U.S.

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L-104 members keep boat “ship-shape” for TV show

L-104 members pose on the deck of the Northwestern, one of six boats featured on the TV show, “Deadliest Catch.” L. to r., Dallas Jacobson, Michael Wilson, Thomas Hardy, Shawn Wills, Vern Stephens, Gloria Guerra, Manuel Osorio, Steve Knowles, John Ajax, and David Dizard.

Northwestern completes its fourth season on “Deadliest Catch”

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NASSCO workers ratify first agreement, settle lawsuit

Local 1998-represented employees recoup $14 million for lost meal and break periods

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