ILA’s Dennis Daggett Praises His Union’s Civil Rights Members For Their Leadership Roles With Other Organizations Advancing Equality and Justice

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NORTH BERGEN, NJ (October 29, 2018) – Dennis A. Daggett, Executive Vice President of the International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO; President of ILA Local 1804-1 and a past recipient of the ILA’s Civil Rights Award, told hundreds gathered at Saturday’s ILA Sixth Annual ILA Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Dinner in Savannah, Georgia that members of the ILA’s Civil Rights Committee held leadership roles in many other organizations advancing Civil Rights and Women’s Rights.

“So many of our ILA Civil Rights Committee members play prominent roles and are forceful contributors to other organizations like A. Philip Randolph Institute; Coalition of Black Trade Unionists; NAACP and many others,” said Daggett. “They don’t hire a public relations firm to tout their involvement. They do it because it is the right thing to do.
“I am so proud of them all and thank them for their service,” Daggett added.
As an example, Jerry Owens, the chair of the ILA’s Civil Rights Committee and Herbert Hall, the Vice Chair, are the presidents of the Union and Essex County (New Jersey) chapters of the A. Philip Randolph Institute.

Dennis Daggett praised Yvette Flowers, the Financial Secretary of ILA Local 1422 in Charleston, who received the Woman’s Labor Award at Saturday’s Civil Rights Dinner, for serving as an inspiration to woman everywhere.

“As the father of a daughter, I am grateful to the ILA’s Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Committee for helping to insure that my daughter and everyone’s children can be whatever they want to be in life, and not be restricted in any way,” said Daggett.

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