History (click to enlarge)
THE SOLE MISSION FOR THIS LOCAL IS TO ENHANCE WORKING OPPORTUNITIES OF IT’S MEMBERS, AFFILIATES, AND FRIENDS/FAMILY OF LABOR. WE STRIVE TO BETTER THE LIVES OF THOSE WORKERS WITHIN OUR INDUSTRY AND THOSE WORKERS WHO WE ORGANIZE TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT UNION. IT IS THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOSTERED BETWEEN INSTITUTIONS, THAT THIS LOCAL WILL ADVANCE IN ITS OBJECTIVES FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE UNION!
I do most solemnly on my honor promise that during my connection with this Association I will remain a true and faithful member, observe its laws and labor as far as lies within my power to further the advancement of my trade, so that my fellow-men can receive and enjoy with me the just fruits of their labor. That I will attend the meetings of this Association as often as it is possible for me to do so; that I will not reveal, unless by permission, any of the secret workings that may at any time be confided to me; and I do further promise to assist a member of this Association when and wherever I may find him in distress; that I will never knowingly wrong him or his; but will help preserve the rights of his household inviolate; and finally I will strive to create a brotherly feeling between our Association and organizations who mean to uphold the dignity of labor and to affirm the nobility of all who earn their bread by the sweat of their brow; that I will not deal in any manner with any person who is an enemy of labor. To this I pledge my honor.
Charters (click to enlarge)
SINCE THERE HAS BEEN SHIPS, THERE HAVE BEEN PEOPLE WHO WORK THEM. IN THE PAST, OUR LOCAL ENGAGED IN SERVICING THE CITRUS MARKET SHIPS EXCLUSIVELY IN THE PORT OF FT. PIERCE. AFTER THE CITRUS TRADE TRANSFORMED AND EXPANDED, WE BRANCHED OFF INTO OTHER COMMODITIES ON CONVENTIONAL SHIPS. NOW, IN THE 21ST CENTURY, WE’RE SECOND TO NONE IN SERVICING THE CRUISE SHIP INDUSTRY IN PORT CANAVERAL, FL. OUR EYES ARE SET ON WHATS TO COME… AND WE’RE WORKING HARD TO MAKE A BETTER UNION FOR THE FUTURE!