Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 31, 2013
The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) extends Labor Day greetings to all its members at sea and ashore as well as their families, and all our union brothers and sisters across the country. M.E.B.A. knows that its members, have helped to make this Nation, the maritime industry, and the Union great. It thanks its members for all of their dedication and diligence over the years. They are what help keep M.E.B.A. successful.
"The M.E.B.A. has always been at the forefront of the maritime labor movement. This Labor Day, and always, we stand strong with all workers against attacks on our industry and against attacks against Labor worldwide," said M.E.B.A.'s President. "We stand in unity for solutions that put Americans to work in jobs that provide a livable wage and safe work conditions."
As the battle against Labor wages on and the effects of sequestration threaten the maritime industry, M.E.B.A. knows that now is the time for members to stand together and work for the benefit of all their union brothers and sisters. While Labor Day is supposed to be an occasion to celebrate workers and their achievements, everyone should also take this time to stand up and demand equality for all, as well as better jobs and benefits for hardworking citizens. This weekend M.E.B.A. asks its members and the public to join in taking a moment to reflect on the sacrifices so many of its brothers and sisters made to get the Union and Labor where it is today and commit to the fight to support and uphold America’s working families.
“In peace and war M.E.B.A. members have come through time and time again. Let us not forget that as we fend off the attacks on the labor movement and our industry,” said M.E.B.A.’s Secretary-Treasurer.
About the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association
The M.E.B.A., America’s oldest maritime labor union, supplies U.S. Coast Guard-licensed deck and engineering officers in both the U.S. domestic and international trades. The Union was established in 1875. Its members serve aboard containerships, tankers, tugs and barges, research vessels and ferries. In wartime, M.E.B.A. members have sailed in virtually unarmed merchant ships delivering critical defense cargo despite attacks from enemy aircraft, submarines and warships. In times of peace, our members still face dangers such as piracy on the high seas in order to serve their country.