The International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO is the largest union of maritime workers in North America.

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The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO is the largest union of maritime workers in North America, representing upwards of 65,000 longshoremen on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, Great Lakes, major U.S. rivers, Puerto Rico and Eastern Canada

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The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO is the largest union of maritime workers in North America, representing upwards of 65,000 longshoremen on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, Great Lakes, major U.S. rivers, Puerto Rico and Eastern Canada

Tracking Damages

Tracking Damages outlines the impact to ILA members’ jobs made by improper handling of damaged containers, specifically their being sent overseas for repair in violation of ILA rules.

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Organized in 1892 along the U.S. Great Lakes, the ILA is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, the Canadian Labour Congress and the Worldwide International Transport Workers’ Federation.
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