Monday, July 5, 2010

UPDATE: Dean Corgey's editorial in the Houston Chronicle...

Here is a link to Dean Corgey's editorial, referenced in today's Labor Express Radio program...

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/outlook/7047234.html

Dean Corgey just sent me this link to a video clip that goes into more detail about the Jones Act...

The main point here is that the Jones Act does not impact the oil spill effort but is being used by the right wing and the corporate globalists to attack Obama's response to the spill. I laughed out loud when I heard the guy from the Competitive Enterprise Institute comparing the Jones Act to discrimination against Irish immigrants. What a joke!

For the Seafarer's union there is a real concern that foreign flag ships, especially ones flying "flags of convenience" like the Marshall Islands flag flown by the Deepwater Horizon, are allowing vessels with serious safety and labor law violations to operate in the Gulf unregulated.

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