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Teddy Gleason Scholarship Winners Selected for 2015; Eight Students Will Receive $48,000 in Educational Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, June 24, 2015 NEW YORK — The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO and New York Shipping Association, Inc. yesterday announced the eight winners of the 2015 Teddy Gleason Scholarships.  The two trustees of the Scholarship Program, General Vice President, Stephen Knott filling in for ILA President, Harold Daggett and NYSA, Executive Vice …

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ILA Member’s Son and Aunt Among Nine Victims of Church Shooting; ILA Leaders Respond

ILA Member’s Son and Aunt Among Nine Victims of Charleston, South Carolina Church Shooting; ILA Leaders Respond To Senseless Tragedy NORTH BERGEN, NJ – Harold J. Daggett, International President; Clyde Fitzgerald, President, South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District and Dennis A. Daggett, President, Atlantic Coast District, International Longshoremen’s Association issued the following statement on the …

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PORTS Bill is an Overreach, Would Undermine Collective Bargaining Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2015 CONTACT: Jonna Huseman jonnah@ttd.org 202-679-0187 Washington, DC—Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the introduction of the Protecting Orderly and Responsible Transit of Shipments (PORTS) Act: “Senator Cory Gardner’s PORTS bill is a blatant overreach by corporate interests whose sole objective is …

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ILA Has Close Connections to Walter Scott, Man Murdered In South Carolina By Policeman

Victim’s brother Rodney Scott is Member of Charleston ILA Local 1422 North Bergen, NJ – (April 9, 2015) The nation was shocked and deeply saddened by the video showing the killing of an unarmed African American male, Walter Scott, by a white North Charleston, SC police officer Michael T. Slager. The victim’s brother – Rodney …

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AFL-CIO Announces Raising Wages Summits in Presidential Primary States Expanded Campaign in Seven Cities

(Washington, D.C., Jan. 7, 2015)—The first National Summit on Raising Wages definitively set the tone for political and economic action in the New Year. It generated an in-depth, diverse conversation and developed concrete steps for an expanded campaign to raise wages for working people. But above all, the summit proved America is beginning to rise …

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