In Letter to Senator and House Transportation Committees Praising Longshore Labor, FMC Urge Congress to Bring Aid to U.S. Terminal Operators

Commissioners Bentzel and Sola Urge Congressional Leaders to Address Port Terminal Needs During COVID-19 Crisis In letters to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Commissioners ...
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ILA Holding Daily Telephonic Meetings With Management, State Governments and Port Stakeholders To Fight For ILA Members’ Safety Amid COVID-19 Crisis

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (March 25, 2020). ILA President Harold J. Daggett knows that tens of thousands of ILA members are showing up for work each day at waterfront facilities from Maine To Texas, plus the Great Lakes region, Canada and Puerto Rico, helping to keep our ports open to supply our nations,...
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ILA Efforts to Get Waterfront Coronaviris (COVID-19) Testing Hitting Roadblocks as States Say Federal Government Is Slow To Provide Test or Funding

NORTH BERGEN, NJ. (March 22, 2020). – The leadership of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO has been working tirelessly throughout the weekend trying to establish Coronavirus (COV-19) testing at waterfront facilities and hiring halls to best protect ILA members. Their appeals t...
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“America and Canada Now Know Of the Vital and Valuable Service You Perform Each Day,” ILA President Harold J. Daggett Tells ILA Membership In Sunday Letter To Them

March 22, 2020 My Fellow ILA Members: On this Sunday, March 22, 2020, many of us are gripped with uncertainty over this Coronavirus crisis, an international pandemic none of us ever imaged we would see in our lifetimes. Under normal circumstances, we would be attending religious services today, but ...
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ILA Longshore Workers and Waterfront Stakeholders are America’s Newest Heroes Keeping Critical Cargo Flowing and Our Nation’s Ports Open during the Coronavirus Crisis

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (March 19, 2020) – Longshore workers who are members of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the waterfront community are America’s newest heroes as they keep our nation’s docks open while delivering critical cargo during this unprecedented crisis, acco...
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