The Lives of Maritime Workers and Does the Jones Act Really Protect Their Jobs?

We used to call them sailors. Now they’re seafarers who work the ships that transport goods around the world. From the days of mutinies and striking the sails to today they’ve faced brutal working conditions. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum we’ll talk with Samantha Levens, an inspector for the International Transport Workers Federation, about how it protects the human rights of maritime workers throughout our global supply chain. Then, we’ll talk about the Jones Act which aims to protect the jobs of maritime workers. Our feature is Safety First with Mary Erio.

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