The New Jersey State AFL-CIO proudly congratulates Harold Daggett, President of the International Longshoremen’s Association, who was unaniomusly elected to serve on the national AFL-CIO Executive Council during the third day of the AFL-CIO 2013 Convention.
The national AFL-CIO Executive Council is composed of principal officers from nationally affiliated unions. The Executive Council plays a chief role in laying out the agenda for our national labor movement.
President Daggett’s election is significant since there is currently no representative from the ILA on the Council. The ILA is the largest union of maritime workers in North America, representing upwards of 50,000 workers from Maine to Texas, including the Great Lakes region.
President Daggett’s dedication to growing and uniting the labor movement makes him a great addition to the Executive Council. President Daggett served his country in the U.S. Navy and is a veteran of the Vietnam War. Both his distinguished military service and his extensive experience in the labor movement will allow him to provide much valuable input.
We in New Jersey are especially proud of President Daggett’s election since the ILA has strong roots in New Jersey, with its headquarters based here and its members in charge of our state ports. Once again, we congratulate President Daggett on his election to this prestigious position and look forward to the perspective he will bring to the AFL-CIO Executive Council.