Activists In Puerto Rico Want The Jones Act Eliminated — So Why Are Unions Defending It? | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Activists In Puerto Rico Want The Jones Act Eliminated — So Why Are Unions Defending It?

In the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico, an obscure law governing maritime commerce has grabbed national headlines: The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, known colloquially as the Jones Act. After facing political pressure and at the request of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, on September 28, President Trump issued a 10-day waiver of the Act to ease shipping regulations on the island. That waiver expired last week.

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