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ILA Local 824 Foreman Franco Leoncini Heroically Saves Fellow ILA Member Mark McQuaid After Fall Into Hudson River

An accident involving an ILA Local 824 member who was tossed into the turbulent Hudson River while tying up the passenger ship, Norwegian Breakaway, this past Sunday could have turned deadly, but instead had a happy ending thanks to a heroic rescue and lifesaving effort by a fellow ILA member. Mark McQuaid, 37-years-old and a …

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Hillary Clinton Makes Appearance at ILA Local 1422 in Charleston

On Saturday, October 31, 2015, Hillary Clinton made an appearance at the union hall of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston, SC. Ken Riley, the president of ILA Local 1422, forwarded photos from the campaign stop. Please click here to read Harold Daggett’s full endorsement letter to Secretary Clinton. Hillary Clinton with Ken Riley, President of …

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Maritime Labor Alliance Appoints ILA’s Thomas Mackell As Executive Director

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (October 15, 2015) The Maritime Labor Alliance, comprising six of the country’s leading maritime labor organizations, appointed Dr. Thomas Mackell to a newly created post of Executive Director, at the Alliance’s semi-annual meeting this week in Washington, DC. Dr. Mackell, whose involvement with maritime labor organizations spans decades, is currently Special …

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Benny Holland, Jr. and Clyde Fitzgerald To Be Honored By ILA’s Civil Rights Committee

Benny Holland, Jr. and Clyde Fitzgerald To Be Honored By ILA’s Civil Rights Committee This Saturday At Dinner in Houston, Texas Benny Holland, Jr., and Clyde Fitzgerald, two top leaders of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO who have collectively led the union’s South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District for more than a quarter of a …

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