NORTH BERGEN, NJ (October 1, 2020) – ILA Employees covered under MILA and entering the third year of the current six-year Master Contract today on October 1st, will not experience a loss or reduction of the MILA coverage they had in the 2020 Contract year caused by COVID-19. They will be entitled to the same coverage in 2021 that they received the previous year, because of an amendment added the Master Contract that was worked out between the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX).
“Your ILA officers are grateful for our USMX partners, who recognized that their ILA workforce became America’s heroic front-line workers during this COVID-19 Pandemic, bravely and consistently keeping cargo moving in and out of our nation’s ports,” said ILA President Harold J. Daggett in a letter to eligible ILA members. “Health care coverage four our ILA workers covered under the MILA National Health Care Plan is an essential part of our ILA-USMX Master Contract. We are now assured that crucial benefits will continue in Contract Year 2021.”
A copy of “Amendment To The 2018-2024 Master Contract” and Harold Daggett’s Letter are attached.