ILA President Harold Daggett and USMX Chair Dave Adam Featured Speakers at Opening Session of 92nd South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District Convention, Monday, July 25, 2022

NORTH BERGEN, NJ (July 16, 2022) – The 92nd Convention of the International Longshoremen’s Association’s South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District will kick-off on Monday, July 25, 2022, at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California with ILA President Harold Daggett and United States Maritime Alliance Chair and CEO Dave Adam leading an impressive list of speakers, according to SAGCD President Alan Robb. Hundreds of delegates and guests are expected to arrive next weekend in San Diego to prepare for the week-long conclave which begins on July 25 and concludes with the election of officers on Thursday, July 28th.

“We have a full agenda of ILA Convention work ahead of use, coupled with four days of sessions featuring top-level speakers from the ILA; management officials, and port authority executives,” said District President Robb. “We’re delighted to be holding the ILA’s South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District convention in California, where the West Coast Longshore Union, International Longshore and Warehouse Union is headquartered in San Francisco. Longshore workers across America and around the world are more united than ever before.”

When the traditional J.H. “Buddy” Raspberry bell is rung by ILA retirees on Monday and the Invocation is delivered by South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District Vice President Benjamin Bryan, the Convention hall at the del Coronado is expected to be overflowing with hundreds of ILA South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District delegates representing ports from North Carolina to Florida on the Atlantic Coast and Florida to Texas on the Gulf Coast.

The convention agenda features video presentations and committee reports in addition to the speakers invited to address the convention audience.

In addition to the top ILA and USMX leaders, Monday’s opening session will also feature speeches by Dennis A. Daggett, ILA’s Executive Vice President and Paul De Maria, Vice President of Labor Relations at USMX.

Throughout the week, delegates will hear from Port Authority Executives representing port areas in North Carolina; Houston, Texas; South Carolina; Port Everglades and Miami, Florida; Freeport, Texas; and New Orleans, Louisiana.

“We’re blessed to be able to gather our ILA delegates, their families, and our guests for our 92nd District Convention,” said District President Robb. “We have a busy convention ahead of us, but we are grateful to be able to bring our ILA family together for the first time in a long while. It should be a historic convention.”

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