International Longshoremen's Association Expresses Support for International Longshore and Warehouse Union in Negotiations

Jul 23, 2008, 01:00 ET from International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO

    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