NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (April 19, 2019) The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO will hold its 55th Quadrennial Convention from July 22-25, 2019 at the Diplomat Beach Resort Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, according to an announcement by International President Harold J. Daggett. Mr. Daggett, who will serve as Convention Chairman for the ILA’s conclave, has announced that he intends to run for reelection as International President. Elections will be held for all Executive Offices and Executive Council members on the final day of the four-day conference.
The ILA’s Atlantic Coast District will hold its 36th Quadrennial Convention during the week prior to the International Convention. The ACD will be in convention session on Tuesday, July 16 through Thursday, July 18, 2019, also at the Diplomat Hotel. Michael J. Vigneron is completing his first four-year term as ACD President and is expected to run for reelection. The ACD will hold elections for all its officers on the final day of their assembly.
Each convention will feature prominent speakers from labor, politics, business and the maritime community. Resolutions will be considered at the two Conventions where the ACD and ILA will map out programs, strategies and goals to accomplish over the next four years.
The Conventions come nearly a year after ILA President Daggett and the union negotiated a landmark six-year contract with generous wage increases and protections against fully automated terminals. It is likely both union and management speakers will discuss this new agreement and its impact in their Convention remarks.
Convention Calls have already gone out to ILA Locals with information on Convention delegates, submission of resolutions and other important items. This year, for the first time, delegates and guest attending the convention will register on-line, with instructions and links sent to locals after they complete and return their Convention Calls.
“We look forward to gathering together for our two major Conventions,” said ILA President Daggett. “We have worked very hard these past four years to make our ILA stronger and we will now hold these Conventions to design our strategies for meeting the challenges in the future.”
Convention badges and other material will be available for pick-up during two-days prior to each convention. The ACD will hold its pre-convention delegate and guests badge pickups on Sunday, July 14, and Monday, July 15, 2019. The International will hold pre-Convention registration for delegates and guests on Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, 2019.