Our Mission and Vision
We are a powerful organization that stands for quality service and wins for our members and the communities where they live and work. We will unite all of our members into one strong union that adapts to changing surroundings. We will bring a union voice to all dockworkers in North Carolina and abroad. We will ensure future generations are prepared to lead their successors into the future. We will collaborate with the public to win resources for services that make communities stronger. We will create every opportunity for members to lead in their communities and at work, including encouraging and training union members to hold political office. Finally, we will hold ourselves and others accountable for our values. Together we will be the model for unions across America.
We are a powerful organization that stands for quality service and wins for our members and the communities where they live and work. We endeavor to unite all of our members into one strong union continually adapting to a changing industry. We are committed to bringing a union voice to all dockworkers in North Carolina and abroad. Our labor force generates thousands of man-hours per year. The earnings that we as longshoremen pour into the local economy increases job opportunities across the board for all Wilmingtonians and the surrounding area.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our nation, state, and our local community, we are committed to continuing to maintain the health of our labor force by following CDC guidance and enforcing COVID-19 protocols at our Union Hall. As frontline workers, we understand the importance of our role. If we stop, our economy comes to an abrupt halt. We will continue to be #UnionStrong.
President Gregory L. Washington
We’ve Been Union Strong for 86 Years!
ILA Local 1426 is committed to a spirit of brotherhood, a community of work in order to best serve the goals and intent of the international and the local. We endeavor to fulfill the job(s) at hand on a daily basis and improving relationships with companies and industry colleagues.
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