Maritime Trades Department, AFL–CIO

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.

Affiliated unions


See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 De La Pedraja Tomán, 1994, p. 394.



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