ILA Wage Scale Meetings Called For June 5-7, 2018 In Delray Beach, Florida

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (April 17, 2018) The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO will hold full Master Contract Wage Scale Committee Meetings, beginning on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 and continuing through Thursday, June 7 at Delray Beach Marriott Hotel, 10 North Ocean Boulevard, Delray Beach, Florida.

The ILA and representatives of United States Maritime Association (USMX) June negotiations follow successful meetings in late March where the two sides met with smaller 2—member committees to explore terms for a new agreement to replace the current Master Contract that expires on September 30, 2018, according to ILA President Harold Daggett.

“We will bring our full Wage Scale delegates together with management to ultimately finalize agreement on a new six-year contract that will bring stability and growth to our industry to 2024,” President Daggett said.

ILA President Daggett and David F. Adam, chairman of United States Maritime Alliance had stated after the March meetings that the two sides were able to accelerate Master Contract Bargaining with the smaller 20-member committees from the ILA and USMX. In June, the full ILA Wage Scale Committee will meet.

ILA President Daggett is confidant ILA members will be protected against lose of jobs from fully and semi-automated terminals and the new package will include substantial increases and improvements in wages and other benefits.

Each ILA Wage Scale committee delegate must make his/her own hotel reservation and is responsible for all travel and related expenses. A daily rate of $169.00 plus tax has been secured for ILA Wage Scale Committee delegates for arrival on Monday, June 4 snd departure on Friday, June 8, 2018. Reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to secure this rate.

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ILA and USMX Report Significant Progress on Six-Year Extension Agreement, Following Two Days of Intensive Bargaining

NEWARK, NJ – (March 23, 2018) The International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) announced that they have made significant progress on terms for a Six-Year Master Contract, following two days of intensive meetings.

Some 50 negotiators from the two sides worked on Master Contract items with the goal of being able to present a complete contract package to the full ILA Wage Scale Delegates sometime in the near future and then schedule a ratification vote for the thousands of ILA members working at ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts.

“We were able to accelerate Master Contract bargaining with smaller 20-member committees from the ILA and USMX to work out terms of an agreement,” said Harold J. Daggett, the ILA President and David F. Adam, the Chairman of United States Maritime Alliance. “We are confident that the work we have performed these past two days will ultimately lead to a six-year agreement that will bring stability and growth to our industry to 2024.”

ILA officers from all major ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts were represented on the union’s negotiating committee. The USMX Bargaining Committee, representing ocean carriers, direct employers and port associations, participated as the management group.

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Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Data on Marine Cargo Handling Industry Injuries

ILA Locals attended a two-hour safety seminar in Tampa, Florida last week that featured Ron Signorino, President of the Blueoceana Company; Bob Fiore and Ben Bryan, ILA Safety Directors; and Thomas Sullivan, Labor Relations Director from USMX.  The meeting presented a way to measure the data associated with marine cargo handling industry injuries and illnesses as an extremely important part of effective OSH management. Below is the CY 2017 data that was presented:1253674

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Texas, it’s primary Election Day! Polls are open until 7 p.m. today

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If you haven’t voted yet, please go to the polls and vote today!  Here are our Endorsements for Texas Congressional, Legislative Seats

STATE

U.S. Senator – Beto O’Rourke
Governor – Andrew White
Lieutenant Governor – Mike Collier
Attorney General – Justin Nelson
Comptroller – Tim Mahoney
Land Commissioner – Tex Morgan
Agriculture Commissioner – Kim Olson
Railroad Commissioner – Chris Spellmon
Texas Supreme Court, Place 2 – Steve Kirkland
Texas Supreme Court, Place 4 – R.K. Sandill
Texas Supreme Court, Place 6 – Kathy Cheng
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Presiding Judge – Maria T.   “Terri” Jackson
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 7 – Ramona Franklin
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 8 – No action
Texas Democratic Party Chair – Gilberto Hinojosa 

U.S. HOUSE 

CD 2 – Todd Litton
CD 5 – Dan Wood
CD 6 – Jana Lynne Sanchez
CD 7 – (Opposition to Lizzie Pannill Fletcher)
CD 9 – U.S. Rep. Al Green
CD 10 – Mike Siegel
CD 13 – Greg Sagan
CD 14 – Adrienne Bell
CD 15 – U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez
CD 16 – Veronica Escobar
CD 17 – Dale Mantey
CD 18 – U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
CD 19 – Miguel Levario
CD 20 – U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro
CD 22 – Sri Preston Kulkarni
CD 23 – Jay Hulings
CD 25 – Chris Perri
CD 28 – No endorsement
CD 29 – Sylvia Garcia
CD 30 – U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
CD 31 – Mary Jennings “MJ” Hegar
CD 32 – Dual endorsement: Colin Allred & Ed Meier
CD 33 – U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey
CD 34 – U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela
CD 35 – U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett
CD 36 – Dayna Steele

TEXAS SENATE

SD 2 – Kendall Scudde
SD 8 – Mark Pharris
SD 10 – Beverly Powell
SD 14 – Sen. Kirk Watson
SD 15 – Sen. John Whitmire
SD 16 – Nathan Johnson
SD 23 – Sen. Royce West
SD 25 – Steven Kling

TEXAS HOUSE

HD 2 – Bill Brannon
HD 19 – Rep. James White
HD 22 – Rep. Joe Deshotel
HD 23 – Rep. Wayne Faircloth
HD 26 – L. Sarah DeMerchant
HD 27 – Rep. Ron Reynolds
HD 28 – Meghan Scoggins
HD 31 – Rep. Ryan Guillen
HD 32 – Rep. Todd Hunter
HD 34 – Rep. Abel Herrero
HD 35 – Rep. Oscar Longoria
HD 36 – Rep. Sergio Munoz Jr.
HD 37 – Rep. Rene Oliveira
HD 38 – Rep. Eddie Lucio III
HD 39 – Rep. Armando “Mando” Martinez
HD 40 – Rep. Terry Canales
HD 41 – Rep. Bobby Guerra
HD 42 – Rep. Richard Raymond
HD 44 – John Rodgers
HD 45 – Rebecca Bell-Metereau
HD 46 – Sheryl Cole
HD 48 – Rep. Donna Howard
HD 49 – Rep. Gina Hinojosa
HD 50 – Rep. Celia Israel
HD 51 – Rep. Eddie Rodriguez
HD 52 – James Talarico
HD 65 – Michelle Beckley
HD 66 – Sharon Hirsch
HD 67 – Sarah Depew
HD 74 – Rep. Poncho Nevárez
HD 75 – Rep. Mary Gonzalez
HD 76 – Rep. Cesar Blanco
HD 77 – Rep. Lina Ortega
HD 78 – Rep. Joe Moody
HD 79 – Rep. Joe Pickett
HD 80 – Rep. Tracy King
HD 83 – Drew Landry
HD 85 – Jennifer Cantu
HD 86 – Mike Purcell
HD 88 – Ezekiel Barron
HD 90 – Rep. Ramon Romero Jr.
HD 95 – Rep. Nicole Collier
HD 100 – Rep. Eric Johnson
HD 101 – Rep. Chris Turner
HD 102 – Ana-Maria Ramos
HD 103 – Rep. Rafael Anchia
HD 104 – Rep. Roberto Alonzo
HD 105 – Terry Meza
HD 107 – Rep. Victoria Neave
HD 108 – Joanna Cattanach
HD 110 – Rep. Toni Rose
HD 111 – Rep. Yvonne Davis
HD 112 – Brandy Chambers
HD 113 – Rhetta Bowers
HD 114 – John Turner
HD 115 – Julie Johnson
HD 116 – Rep. Diana Arévalo
HD 117 – Rep. Philip Cortez
HD 118 – Rep. Tomas Uresti
HD 119 – Rep. Rolando Gutierrez
HD 120 – Rep. Barbara Gervin-Hawkins
HD 121 – Celina D. Montoya
HD 122 – Claire Barnett
HD 123 – Rep. Diego Bernal
HD 124 – Rep. Ina Minjarez
HD 125 – Rep. Justin Rodriguez
HD 126 – Natali Hurtado
HD 131 – Rep. Alma Allen
HD 134 – Allison Lami Sawyer
HD 135 – Jon Rosenthal
HD 136 – John Bucy
HD 137 – Rep. Gene Wu
HD 138 – Jenifer Rene Pool (Oppose Adam Milasincic)
HD 139 – Rep. Jarvis Johnson
HD 140 – Rep. Armando Walle
HD 141 – Rep. Senfronia Thompson
HD 142 – Rep. Harold V. Dutton Jr.
HD 143 – Rep. Ana Hernandez
HD 144 – Rep. Mary Ann Perez
HD 145 – Rep. Carol Alvarado
HD 146 – Rep. Shawn Thierry
HD 147 – Rep. Garnet Coleman
HD 148 – Rep. Jessica Farrar
HD 149 – Rep. Hubert Vo

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Early Voting For The 2018 Texas Primaries Begins

Early voting has begun and runs through Friday, March 2. Election Day is Tuesday, March 6.  It’s not a presidential election year, but midterm elections could shake up the state Legislature and Congress.

Harris County Residents

Are you registered to vote?

The registration deadline for the March 6 primary was February 5. Check here to see if you are registered to vote.

Where can I vote?

Click Here to Find Your Poll and Ballot for the Election

When can I vote?

Click Here for Our Early Voting Locations & Schedule

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What kind of ID do I need?
Texas is still under the voter-ID law, so it’s important to make sure you have the correct ID before voting.  You must present one of the forms of photo ID below to vote:

– Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
– Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
– Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
– United States Military Identification Card containeing your photograph
– Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
– United States Passport (book or card)
– United States citizenship certificate container your photograph


Residents Outside of Harris County

Click Here to check your:

– Voter registration status
– Poll location
– Early voting locations
– Registration information
– Key Election Dates

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