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Union and civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph and others meet with President Roosevelt about a proposed July 1 March on Washington to protest discrimination in war industries. A week later, Roosevelt orders that the industries desegregate. 
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US Maritime Union Sounds Alarm Over Global Shipping Standards
Updated On: Mar 29, 2024
Mar. 29, 2024 | CORPORATE PROFITS | A top labor union for maritime engineers has sounded the alarm against corporate profiteering in the wake of Tuesday’s cargo ship crash into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, claiming the industry is “probably the worst offender.” The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (Meba) warned of the dangers of growing vessels and shrinking crews – claiming that those from overseas are “not up to the standards” required in the US. “These types of issues can be averted when you have a highly trained crew and you have the resources for the crew to be able to operate,” Rexha said in an interview. “Between the train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, and what’s happened recently with Boeing. Obviously, we’ve seen corporate greed at its worst and the maritime industry is actually probably the worst offender.” The Guardian
 
 
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