James Stolpinski

Secretary-Treasurer, Atlantic Coast District, International Longshoremen’s Association

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – James Stolpinski is Secretary-Treasurer of the Atlantic Coast District, International Longshoremen’s Association; a position he has held since his election in July 2011. He was re-elected in July 2019 and July 2023. Mr. Stolpinski has been an ILA member for over 55 years.

The ACD includes all ports on the Atlantic Coast from Maine to Virginia; U.S. and Canadian ports of the Great Lakes; Eastern Canada; major U.S. rivers, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas.

Prior to his election as ACD Secretary-Treasurer, Mr. Stolpinski served as an elected ACD Vice President and Executive Board member representing the Port of New York and New Jersey since 2003.

In October 2018, James Stolpinski completed his 26th year as President of ILA Local 920 in Staten Island, New York and did not run for re-election. He has been a member of Local 920 since 1969. He was elected Vice President of the local in 1980 and became President in 1992 and today, remains active with the Staten Island ILA Local.

As ACD Secretary and an ILA leader in the Port of New York and New Jersey, Mr. Stolpinski helped secure a new six-year ILA Master Contract and local New York-New Jersey agreement for ILA members in 2018.

Active in his native Staten Island community, Mr. Stolpinski was honored in May 2010 with the “Good Scout” Award from the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America at an event held on Staten Island.

A well-respected labor leader, Mr. Stolpinski was selected in 2004 to a serve as a member of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC). The committee was instrumental in the recommendations and development of the Transportation Workers’ Identification Card (TWIC) that the department of Homeland Security implemented in 2006.

In November of 2008, he was a recipient of The New Jersey Labor Advisory Board for the United Negro College Fund.

James Stolpinski attended Curtis High School in Staten Island, NY. He and his wife, Louise, are the parents of three children and five grandchildren and resides in Staten Island, New York.