Message from Harold J. Daggett, President, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO on 2018 Elections

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (November 7, 2018)  Americans voted in record numbers in yesterday’s 2018 mid-term elections where ILA members and working families everywhere helped return the U.S. House of Representatives to a Democratic Majority.  The ILA celebrates the reelection of our endorsed candidates Senator Robert Menendez in New Jersey and Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York and applauds the efforts of Andrew Gillum in Florida; Beto O’Rourke in Texas and Stacey Abrams in Georgia.

The face of American politics is changing for the better and for the ILA. A record number of women were elected to the House of Representatives which will now serve as a much-needed check on an anti-union president and Senate.  Labor’s voice has returned to Washington and to many State Houses across the nation.