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How Should Offshore Vessels Handle Union Solicitation?


A labor organization, Offshore Mariners United – a consortium of U.S. maritime unions – has filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against two boat companies seeking access to company vessels to communicate with and solicit employees to join the union. In a bylined article published in Workboat, Clyde Jacob questions if offshore vessels are private property and if companies can ban union officials from organizing the vessel personnel of the U.S. offshore boat companies in the southern gulf.

To read the full article, visit Workboat.



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