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  • Who Really Owns MEBA UNITED.Com and .Org?

    Who Really Owns MEBA UNITED.Com and .Org?

    Letter from lawyers to me received certified mail at the LA MEBA Union Hall on Friday 15 June 2012 Gilbert & Sackman Established 1945 Robert W Gilbert (1920-2001) A LAW CORPORATION KennethJ. Sackman(Retired) June 12, 2012 VIA CERTIFIED MAIL Mr. Robert Madden xxxxxxxxxxxxx Carson, CA 90745 Mr. Robert Madden xxxxxxxxxxxxx Pensacola, FL 32505 MEBA Los [...]

  • The Official MEBA Election Results

    The Official MEBA Election Results

    We the undersigned were duly elected at special meetings held on Monday November 29, 2010 in the ports of New York, New Orleans, Houston, Baltimore, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Tallying Committee met the morning of Monday December 6, 2010, at Headquarters to oversee the tallying of the ballots and resolve any disputes [...]

  • Expanding Our Job Base

    Expanding Our Job Base

    The Keefe and VanLoo administration continues to allow our job base to deteriorate and new prospects to look elsewhere.  In 2010 alone, the AMO has dominated the new job market with traditional MEBA  contracted companies signing agreements with the AMO.  MEBA is currently on the verge of having to turn over good paying jobs on [...]

  • Accountability and Transparency, the Spin is Wearing Thin

    Accountability and Transparency, the Spin is Wearing Thin

    Photographer: Michelle Meiklejohn Brothers and Sisters, By now, the slogan used by MEBA’s Future in the last election “Accountability and Transparency” seems like a grotesque joke: cover-ups, stonewalling and spin have been the hallmarks of this administration. Three years later the spin is wearing thin. You now have a chance to make your voice heard [...]

  • Mike Talks about our MEBA Heritage – Video

    Mike Talks about our MEBA Heritage – Video

    Mike Jewell visits our World War II Memorial that commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of “the greatest generation.” The Memorial honors the 16 million who served in the armed forces of the U.S., the more than 400,000 who died, and all who supported the war effort from home.

  • MEBA United Strategic Plan

    MEBA United Strategic Plan

    MEBA UNITED will: *Set in motion a member elected committee to review our Constitution, By-Laws and Shipping Rules *Utilize member contract surveys and use rank and file members for ALL contract negotiations *Create an online “virtual meeting” to allow for broader member participation both at sea and ashore *Replace meeting week with a nation-wide meeting [...]

  • Message From Mike

    Message From Mike

    Dear, union brothers, sisters, retirees and friends of MEBA Our 2010 election campaign is now at full speed. Spend some time here and review our candidate profiles. This is a MEBA UNITED team of dedicated and concerned members who like me share a common goal of protecting our union heritage and contracts, promoting the professional [...]

  • MEBA National Coalition of Ferry, Great Lakes, and Inland Mariners

    MEBA National Coalition of Ferry, Great Lakes, and Inland Mariners

    Presents a National progressive plan to better serve and represent MEBA members working on Ferries, Great Lakes, and Inland Fleets This MEBA UNITED planned coalition will have direct access to MEBA Headquarters through the District Executive level.   This plan is NOT designed to replace the local representation currently in place but rather to assist, discuss, [...]

  • VOTE FOR THE ENTIRE MEBA UNITED TEAM – Video

    VOTE FOR THE ENTIRE MEBA UNITED TEAM – Video

    Why vote for the entire MEBA UNITED team? A better question to ask may be; how can we take back our union from those who oppose membership rights, thwart union democracy and who continually violate our Constitution and By-Laws? There are many reasons why this election is so vital to our union. MEBA UNITED has [...]

Mike Jewell:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Mike Jewell:

Candidate for MEBA President

I sincerely ask all of MY fraternal brothers and sisters for your vote and support for me as your next President [...]

Patrick Wright:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Patrick Wright:

Candidate for Secretary/Treasurer

I respectfully ask for your vote and support for Secretary/Treasurer. Beginning in 1975 [...]

Chris Guerra:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Chris Guerra:

Candidate for Atlantic Coast Vice President

My name is Chris Guerra and I sincerely ask for your vote and support for Atlantic Coast Vice President this [...]

Jonathan M. Lincoln:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Jonathan M. Lincoln:

Candidate for Gulf Coast Vice President

I am a 1988 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and for the past twenty years I have been sailing from [...]

Dave Nolan:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Dave Nolan:

Candidate for Executive Vice President

I joined MEBA in 1980 after graduating from California Maritime Academy. For over 30 years I have enjoyed [...]

Steve Jablonski:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Steve Jablonski:

Candidate for Baltimore Branch Agent

My name is Steve Jablonski and I am running for Baltimore Branch Agent. I inherited my passion for ships [...]

Dana Woodruff:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Dana Woodruff:

Candidate for Houston Branch Agent

I am Dana Woodruff and I request your vote and support for Branch Agent of the port of Houston [...]

Robert C. Madden (Bob):
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Robert C. Madden (Bob):

Candidate for LA Branch Agent

I am Robert Madden and I ask for your vote and support this election for MEBA Branch Agent of the Port of [...]

Dave Nashif:
[ 0 ] July 14, 2010

Dave Nashif:

Candidate for Seattle Branch Agent

I am Dave Nashif and I humbly ask for your vote for Seattle Branch agent. I bring 27 years of sailing [...]

Richard Adams:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Richard Adams:

Candidate for N.Y. Patrolman & Convention Delegate

MEBA Brothers and Sisters, I am Richard Adams and I seek your vote and support for Patrolman of the Port [...]

Wilson Aaron Johns:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Wilson Aaron Johns:

Candidate for N.O. Patrolman & Convention Delegate

My name is Wilson Aaron Johns and I ask for your vote and support for New Orleans Patrolman this election. [...]

Patrick Anderson:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Patrick Anderson:

Candidate for Oakland Patrolman & Convention Delegate

I am a 1988 graduate of California Maritime Academy and have been a member of MEBA for over 21 years. [...]

Mike Dunklin:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Mike Dunklin:

Candidate for Houston Patrolman & Convention Delegate

I am Mike Dunklin and I ask for your vote for Patrolman in the Port of Houston. I am a native Texan, [...]

Ernest Leep:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Ernest Leep:

Candidate for LA Patrolman & Convention Delegate

My name is Ernest Leep and I’m asking for your vote and support this election for Patrolman in the Port [...]

Nathan Williams:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Nathan Williams:

Candidate for Seattle Patrolman & Convention Delegate

I am Nathan Williams and I ask for your vote and support for patrolman in Seattle. I graduated from Kings [...]

David Cake:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

David Cake:

Delegate to the National Convention Candidate

Hi, my name is Dave Cake and I ask for your vote for Delegate to the MEBA National Convention. [...]

Timothy Dayton:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Timothy Dayton:

Delegate to the National Convention Candidate

I am a 1976 graduate of Kings Point and hold an Unlimited Masters License Oceans and First Class Pilotage [...]

Mark Lund:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Mark Lund:

Delegate to the National Convention Candidate

I’m Mark Lund and I ask for your vote for Delegate to our National Convention. I am a 1983 graduate of Kings [...]

Greg Quintana:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Greg Quintana:

Delegate to the National Convention Candidate

I am Greg Quintana and I request your vote to serve on behalf of the membership as a representative [...]

Ray Twitty:
[ 0 ] July 13, 2010

Ray Twitty:

Delegate to the National Convention Candidate

My name is Ray Twitty and I ask for your vote for Delegate to the MEBA National Convention [...]