Yeah, and Jeaux considers the TWIC as the end all, be all hallmark of quality! Well, that's until reading this nonsense, now he's going to have a chat with his HR dept...gonna shitcan the perverts and wife beaters monday.
Tell me Jeaux, have you cut any office workers pay? Afterall, you can't cut your own (seperate bank accounts) but you sure as hell can cut any of your worker bees, not just boat trash. How about moving all the office folks to part-time, that way you don't have to offer any of those fancy benefits.
How's OMSA any better than a union? You lobby the CG for bullshit licenses and crewing, and the list goes on. Mariners and the public in general could argue that OMSA just complicates matters by creating an inferior workforce, bullshit-tonnage vessels, dodging pilotage issues, the list goes on. Why not deal directly with companies and the gummint, without your association to hide behind?