We are proud of all the unions who are taking part in the Puerto Rico relief efforts from HPAE nurses and transportation workers to building trades and heavy equipment operators. Supplies have traversed our country from end-to-end, by way of car, rail, air, and ship. And of course, no union understands what it takes to move goods around the globe better than the ILA.
The International Longshoremen’s Association has stepped up in a big way. Members in the Port of New York and New Jersey collected donations of household goods, including generators, batteries, blankets, and bottled water yesterday. It was enough to fill two 40-foot containers, donated by Integrated/C&C, which were loaded by scores of ILA volunteers and then shipped by barge to the Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The New Jersey State AFL-CIO is proud to recognize the leadership of ILA President Harold Daggett and his Executive Officers, who have worked to spearhead this massive effort with the support and generosity of ILA member donations from across the region.
We want our brothers and sisters and all families in Puerto Rico to know that they are not in this alone, and the labor movement will do everything it can to aid them on the road to recovery.