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