NORTH BERGEN, NJ – ILA President HaroldDaggett and USMX CEO David F. Adam signed a landmark agreement on September 25th that features strick protections for ILA members against automation job losses. Inspite of tough negotiatuons, ILA continues to maintain a premier National Health Care Plan (MILA) and the new agreement provides generous salary increases throughout the life of the contract.
“I have been a part of this industry for more than 50 years and I have never seen a better agreement for ILA members than this six-year contract,” said ILA President Daggett. “It was an honor for me to serve as chief negotiator for the ILA and I applaud the members of the contract committee and full ILA wage scale delegation for helping me deliver this landmark agreement.”
The new agreement brings labor peace to Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports until September 30, 2024. ILA members overwhelmingly ratified this contract on September 6th . Both sides were satisfied with the agreement and are anxious to see the coompanies expand and grow. Following the signing ceremony ILA members present at the event said the agreement was “fair and equitable”.
“This was a long, arduous process to bring home this six-year agreement but both the ILA and USMX recognized and respected what each side needed to be successful and I believe we were tremendously successful with this six-year contract,” said USMX’s Dave Adam.
President Harold J. Daggett said the completed document was the “greatest contract in the history of the ILA.”