NORTH BERGEN, NJ (September 19, 2020) — The International Longshoremen’s Association mourns the passing of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for Civil Rights; Women’s Rights and for all working Americans and their families.
“The ILA specifically and the entire Labor Movement lost one of its greatest champions and fighters with the death yesterday of Justice Ginsburg,” said ILA President Harold J. Daggett. “We extend our deepest sympathies to Justice Ginsburg’s family and pray that our U.S. Supreme Court will honor her memory by continuing to act on behalf of, and guaranteeing justice for, all Americans.”
The ILA will appeal to the President and the Senate to select a judge who represents and defends working Americans as Justice Ginsburg did.
“All our ILA family is deeply saddened by this loss, but especially our ‘Women on the Waterfront’ who regarded Justice Ginsburg as their hero and advocate, especially for her work early in her legal career when she fought for gender equality as the Director of the Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union,” said ILA President Daggett. “Her work led to constitutional protections against sex discrimination.”