Seafarers International Union
The Seafarers International Union or SIU is an organization of 12 autonomous labor unions of mariners, fishermen and boatmen working aboard vessels flagged in the United States or Canada. Michael Sacco has been its president since 1988. The organization has an estimated 35,498 members and is the largest maritime labor organization in the United States. Organizers founded the union on October 14, 1938. The Seafarers International Union arose from a charter issued to the Sailors Union of the Pacific by the American Federation of Labor as a foil against loss of jobs to the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and its communist faction.
Campaign Finance$10,494,282 Given
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Lobbying on Behalf of Seafarers International Union
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Seafarers International Union $3,540,000 Seafarers Intl Union/Atlantic District $230,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Marine, Boats & Fisheries,
- Veterans Affairs,
- Homeland Security,
- Economics & Econ Development,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Health Issues,
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2460 Creating and Restoring U.S. Investment and Stimulating Employment Act H.R.104 RAMP Act H.R.1267 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the application of the tonnage tax on certain vessels. H.R.1553 To include Livingston, Union, and Stephenson Counties in Illinois to the Lincoln National Heritage Area, and for other purposes. H.R.2219 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2360 POWER Act H.R.2838 Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2011 H.R.2840 Commercial Vessel Discharges Reform Act of 2011 H.R.2017 Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012 H.R.2839 Piracy Suppression Act of 2011
RegulationsMentioned in 91 dockets; Submitted to 23 dockets
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Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Seafarers International Union" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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- Toggle 1 USCG Maritime Security 2002
- Toggle 1 USCG Implementation of National Maritime Security Initiatives 2003
- Toggle 1 USCG Inspection of Towing Vessels 2004
- Toggle 1 USCG Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers, 1978 2004
- Toggle 1 USCG Offshore Operation of Unmanned Cargo Barges in the Gulf of Mexico 2011
- Toggle 1 USCG Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Maritime 2006
- Toggle 1 USCG Consolidation of Merchant Mariner Qualification Credentials 2006
- Toggle 1 MARAD Notice of Request to Transfer Maritime Security Program Operating Agreements MA/MSP-29 Through MA/MSP-43 to Maersk Line, Limited 2003
- Toggle 1 OSHA Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) 2012 Nominations 2012
- Toggle 1 MARAD Proposed Purchase of Royal P & O Nedlloyd, N.V. 2005
Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 1952 MARAD Notice of Request to Transfer Maritime Security Program Operating Agreements MA/MSP-29 Through MA/MSP-43 to Maersk Line, Limited 2003
- Toggle 43 USCG Maritime Security 2002
- Toggle 11 MARAD Liquefied Natural Gas Vessels Section 9 Application to Transfer Registry of Eight U.S.-Flag LNG Vessels to the Marshal Islands 1999
- Toggle 4 OSHA PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT 2006
- Toggle 4 EPA Control of Emissions from New Marine Compression-Ignition Engines at or Above 30 Liters per Cylinder; Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 2007
- Toggle 4 USCG Implementation of the 1995 Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping (STCW) for Seafarers, 1978 2004
- Toggle 4 USCG User Fees for Marine Licensing, Certificates of Registry, and Merchant Mariner Documents 1997
- Toggle 4 MARAD Cargo Preference Public Meeting 2011
- Toggle 4 USCBP Hawaiian Coastwise Cruises 2007
- Toggle 3 USCG USCG - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Rules of Practice, Procedure, and Evidence for Administrative Proceedings of the Coast Guard; Reqeust for Comments 1998
Advisory Committees12 people on 11 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
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Table shows employees of "Seafarers International Union" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle Department of Labor 7 people on 7 committees
- Toggle Department of State 3 people on 1 committee
- Toggle Department of Homeland Security 2 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of Transportation 1 person on 1 committee