The Captain Phillips Lane Kirkland Maritime Trust extends congratulations to Harold J. Daggett who was recently elected to a third term as International President of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO, at the union’s 55th Quadrennial Convention in Florida. He was reelected unanimously to a third term, by hundreds of national delegates. His platform is simple – to be the voice and champion of every ILA member.
On the final day of the convention, the entire slate of Executive Officers were reelected to new four-year terms. Stephen Knott will return as ILA Secretary-Treasurer; Wilbert Rowell as General Vice President; John D. Baker as General Organizer; Alan Robb and James Paylor as Assistant General Organizer and Benny Holland, Jr., as International Executive Vice President Emeritus.
Over the four days of the International Longshoremen’s Association Convention (held from Monday, July 22 to Thursday, July 25, 2019), the convention delegates adopted numerous important resolutions that had been submitted not only by individual members, but also by the International Executive Officers. These resolutions covered a wide range of issues, including building a more diverse workforce and working to include more female workers in leadership roles, prohibiting firearms in halls, urging preservation and expansion of cruise work jurisdiction, supporting the installation of equipment to promote a safer and healthier work environment and promoting support for the International Dockworkers Council. The implementation of these resolutions will be the ILA’s focus over the next four years.