Last week, I reported that members of the Maersk Alabama crew had received UNION training in anti-terrorism counter measures. But you have to hear what John Cronan, third engineer and son of a merchant sailor, said to the Today Show (good thing it wasn't Lauer interviewing him):
It bares repeating:
We didn’t have to retake the ship because we never surrendered it. We’re American seaman. We’re union members. We stuck together and did our jobs.
Welcome home my union brothers. Welcome Home!!