Actual 1989 wages on a typical U.S.-flag containership with a crew of 21 are listed. The high wages make U.S. union crews the most expensive in the world. It is also noted that because of the union policy of six months on, six months off, two people must be paid for one job. Costs for union crews are then compared with the lower costs for non-union personnel. It is then noted that many operators believe that the differential for union crews represents good value for the money because of the reliability of union dispatchers in finding superior officers and ratings and the right men for each ship.

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    • Journal article
  • Authors:
    • Mottley, R
  • Publication Date: 1989-2

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  • Accession Number: 00657143
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM