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COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at JAXPORT beginning on April 13. Vaccines will be available to all port workers, including tenants and partners.

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Attention: UIW Members

Don’t miss your chance to find out firsthand which political candidates support your views.

Representing public- and private-sector employees in the Virgin Islands for nearly three decades, the United Industrial Workers/Seafarers International Union is sponsoring two free forums. These events are open to all union members.

The first event is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2 at Walkers by the Sea on St. Thomas.

The second gathering is set for Thursday, October 4 at Reading Rainbow School on St. Croix.

Missouri voters on Aug. 7 provided the state’s working families – and the labor movement nationwide – with a tremendous victory by rejecting the state’s so-called right-to-work law.

Union-Contracted Company Makes International Headlines

Massive Pot of Soup Sets Guinness Record

A UIW-contracted company which seasonally employs 70-100 UIW members recently earned its way onto the world stage by producing the most massive pot of a traditional Mexican soup in history.

According to a report released April 26 by the AFL-CIO, 5,190 American workers died on the job in 2016, an increase from 4,836 deaths the previous year. Another estimated 50,000 to 60,000 died from occupational diseases, meaning approximately 150 workers died on the job each day from preventable, hazardous workplace conditions. Overall, the national job fatality rate increased to 3.6 per 100,000 workers from 3.4 in 2015, the federation reported.