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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

ILA-USMX ‘exploratory’ talks may become more tangible next month

From the Journal of Commerce:

The ILA and United States Maritime Alliance have been exploring a possible extension far in advance of the contract’s Sept. 30, 2018, expiration. … The talks are understood to be fairly amorphous at this point but could take more tangible shape at the ILA’s July 19-23 convention in San Juan, […]

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ILA issues statement on recent article

The International Longshoremen’s Association issued the following statement this morning:

ILA and Two Districts Say “We Want Your Cargo” Journal of Commerce Article Does Not Reflect Position and Policy of Union

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (March 6, 2015) The leaders of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO and its two districts, were critical of statements made […]

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ILA voices support for ILWU: ‘We are One’

From the Journal of Commerce:

The International Longshoremen’s Association, which represents dockworkers at U.S. East and Gulf Coast ports, yesterday wrote a letter of support to Robert McEllrath, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, which is engaged in contract negotiations with West Coast employers.

The letter from Harold Daggett, ILA president, warned employers […]

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ILA urges FMC to block proposed P3 Network

The proposed network, consisting of Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), will create the largest ever alliance to operate on global trades. It will offer a total of 29 loops, served by 255 vessels initially, and a capacity of 2.6 million TEU.

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has urged the Federal Maritime […]

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Richard P. Hughes, Jr., ILA President from 2007-11, passes away

From the International Longshoremen’s Association:

Former ILA President Richard Hughes, left, and current President Harold Daggett

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – Richard P. Hughes, Jr. who served as eighth president of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO from July 2007 until July 2011, passed away on September 11, 2013, at age 79 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Prior […]

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Maritime Labor Alliance Members Ratify Constitution; Ends Affiliation With Maritime Trades Department

The Maritime Labor Alliance (MLA), which was formed last year to protect the jurisdictional rights of its members, met in Chicago on July 9 to approve a constitution and set a course for the future. The members of the alliance are MM&P, the American Radio Association (ARA), the Inlandboatmen’s Union (IBU), the International Longshoremen’s […]

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ILA's Daggett Joins AFL-CIO Unit Executive Committee

The Journal of Commerce reports:

”Last month, Daggett said an ILA steering committee would evaluate the union’s affiliation with the AFL-CIO, the federation’s transportation trades and maritime trades departments, and other groups ‘to make certain we are equal partners among unions as members of these labor organizations.”’ -JOC

International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett has […]

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ILA, USMX Near Finish Line

From the Journal of Commerce:

International Longshoremen’s Association members will vote April 9 on a landmark contract that was starting to look impossible without a strike.

Final agreement by the ILA and United States Maritime Alliance didn’t come easily. Some of USMX’s carrier members made an unsuccessful last-minute appeal for additional concessions. ILA officials said […]

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Port deal reached between longshoremen and East Coast shippers

The federal mediator who twice succeeded in extending contract talks as strike deadlines loomed issued a statement today praising Daggett and USMX Chairman James Capo for coming to terms.

The USMX and the ILA issued a joint statement in which Capo said he was “obviously pleased,” by the agreement. Daggett was quoted as calling it, […]

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FMCS statement on ILA-USMX tentative agreement

The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service’s announcement on the tentative ILA-USMX master agreement is available in pdf format on ILA’s web site and below:

Update on United States Maritime Alliance And International Longshoremen’s Association Labor Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Director George H. Cohen issued the following statement today on […]

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ILA and USMX agree to contract extension

News release from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service:

Statement by FMCS Director George H. Cohen On United States Maritime Alliance And International Longshoremen’s Association Labor Negotiations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – “I am extremely pleased to announce that the parties have reached the agreements set forth below as a result of a mediation session conducted […]

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ILA Prepares for Dec. 30 Strike

From the Journal of Commerce:

With contract negotiations at an impasse, International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett has directed ILA locals to prepare for a Dec. 30 strike at East and Gulf Coast ports.

Daggett sent a letter to locals advising them that “negotiations are not progressing well and it is expected that there […]

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ILA Talks at a Standstill Over Royalties

Failure of the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance to extend their contract negotiations raises the likelihood of a Maine-to-Texas dock strike at year-end.

“I think we’ll be on strike,” ILA President Harold Daggett said after federally mediated negotiations broke off amid disagreements over carrier-paid container royalties that provide annual payouts to ILA […]

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ILA’s Daggett Says USMX ‘Misleading’

The president of the International Longshoremen’s Association complained that carriers “invest in building new ships at nearly $200 million each, but don’t put a dime on the table in negotiations to compensate ILA members who helped them accumulate their riches.”

ILA President Harold Daggett also accused United States Maritime Alliance of “misleading rhetoric and scare […]

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ILA Stands With Brave ILWU President Who Said: 'Fighting For Good Jobs In America Shouldn't Be A Crime'

From the International Longshoremen’s Association web site:

The ILA published this photo and article in support of ILWU President Robert McEllrath, pictured here with supporters from global maritime unions.

ILWU President Bob McEllrath Convicted of Misdemeanor Offense In Longview, Washington; ILA Stands With Brave ILWU President Who Said: ‘Fighting For Good Jobs In America […]

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