American Maritime Officer: March 2023

Sacco retires after 34 years as President of Maritime Trades Department; Heindel elected to leadership post

The following article was released by the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO, with which American Maritime Officers is affiliated.

David Heindel became the sixth President in the history of the Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO, when the MTD Executive Board unanimously elected him during its meeting February 17 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Heindel immediately took the oath of office after Michael Sacco informed the board of his retirement, effective upon the meeting's adjournment.

Like Sacco, Heindel is a member of the Seafarers International Union. Only three days earlier, Heindel became the president of that union's Atlantic, Gulf, Lakes and Inland Waters District when Sacco, 86, stepped down. Read more