International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett has joined the executive committee of the AFL-CIO’s 33-union Transportation Trade Department.
The ILA has been affiliated with the Transportation Trades Department since 2005. The TTD is an AFL-CIO umbrella group whose member unions represent workers in the aviation, rail, trucking and longshore industries.
The ILA and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union on the West Coast have expressed dissatisfaction in recent years with the AFL-CIO’s response to the longshore unions’ complaints about jurisdictional disputes with other unions.
Last month, Daggett said an ILA steering committee would evaluate the union’s affiliation with the AFL-CIO, the federation’s transportation trades and maritime trades departments, and other groups “to make certain we are equal partners among unions as members of these labor organizations.”