ILA News

ILA, AFL-CIO Launches Fundraising Drive To Aide TX ILA Members Recover From Hurricane Harvey

Read the PDF version of Harold Daggett’s letter here NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (August 29, 2017) Harold J. Daggett, President, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO today announced the creation of the ILA Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and is appealing to his 65,000 members to contribute funds to aide ILA members in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. …

ILA, AFL-CIO Launches Fundraising Drive To Aide TX ILA Members Recover From Hurricane HarveyRead More »

ILA in TX Reports On Devastating Flooding in Houston; President Daggett Says ILA To Launch Relief Effort

Hurricane Harvey continues to pound Houston with rain causing catastrophic flooding. The ILA’s Port of Houston is impacted by this horrible storm that is expected to continue for days. ILA President Harold Daggett has been in close contact with Alan Robb, President, South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District and his other top officers and ILA …

ILA in TX Reports On Devastating Flooding in Houston; President Daggett Says ILA To Launch Relief EffortRead More »

NJ Gov. Christie Signs Bill to Allow NY-NJ Governors to Veto Actions by Waterfront Commission

Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey has a message to the Waterfront Commission: You stink at what you do and you need to get your act together. In a letter to the Commission’s Executive Director Walter Arsenault, Gov. Christie announced that he signed into law a bill that “provides the Governors of New York and …

NJ Gov. Christie Signs Bill to Allow NY-NJ Governors to Veto Actions by Waterfront CommissionRead More »

ILA & ACD Join NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy to Announce Running Mate Sheila Oliver

Above: ILA General Organizer John D. Baker (at right); Ingo Esders, (2nd from right) and Lisa Daggett Bess (third from left) surround Phil Murphy at AFL-CIO Executive Council Meeting in Washington this week. Charles Wowkanech, New Jersey AFL-CIO President (at left) is also pictured along with Tammy Murphy. NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (July 30, 2017) …

ILA & ACD Join NJ Gubernatorial Candidate Phil Murphy to Announce Running Mate Sheila OliverRead More »

Liberia Image Collage

ILA Bringing Relief to Area of Africa That Once Lost Its Population To America’s Slave Trade

Since 2014, Kenneth Riley, President, Local 1422, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO has directed a three humanitarian effort in Liberia. Sponsored in large part by the ILA, the humanitarian effort brings aid and assistance to an area of West Africa that once produced 50 percent of the slave traffic brought in chains to America. Working with …

ILA Bringing Relief to Area of Africa That Once Lost Its Population To America’s Slave TradeRead More »