LAS VEGAS, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delegates to the 88th
Convention of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District, International
Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO unanimously passed a resolution calling
on the ILA to offer full support of its Sister and Brother members of the
International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in their negotiations
with the Pacific Maritime Association.
ILA President Richard Hughes addressed delegates at today's Convention
session and called for the ILA "to endorse and support our Sister and
Brother ILWU members on the West Coast in their negotiations with Pacific
Maritime Association." The ILA president further asked for his union's
support of the ILWU saying, "No matter what happens down the road, that the
ILA firmly stands behind the ILWU."
Banners proclaiming support for the ILWU were hung around the
convention hall here at the Golden Nugget Hotel in Las Vegas where hundreds
of delegates were meeting for the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District,
ILA. The ILA's Executive Council and Atlantic Coast District Executive
Board have held meetings in conjunction with the Convention, so the support
of the ILWU includes the entire ILA.
SOURCE International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO