Welcome to our union, ILA Local 1422. The members of Local 1422 are among the most progressive and socially conscious workers in the world and according to industry analysts our workers are also among the most productive workers anywhere in the world. We are union by choice and are very proud of it.
Through the efforts of our leaders and our membership, both past and present, we have been successful in building a model that provides an excellent standard of living for our members and their families. We have also been successful in building a safe, productive and profitable model for our employers. The high standards enjoyed by our workforce and the management group in the Port of Charleston would have never been possible except through the collective bargaining process, a valued process that is cherished by everyone involved.
The members of Local 1422 are proud South Carolinians. They are first, second, third, fourth, and fifth generation longshoremen. Each of us is extremely proud of the history and legacy we have inherited and each of us share in the responsibility to build upon that legacy that was left by those who has gone on before.
Local 1422 members are connected to our local community through the many charities and youth programs we support and through our affiliation with the Progressive Network of South Carolina, an organization comprised of over 65 grassroots organizations throughout the state.
Finally our members are connected nationally and internationally through our affiliation with the state and national AFL-CIO, the International Dockworkers Council, and the International Transport Federation.
We are a committed group of organized workers; committed to our craft, committed to the industry we serve, and committed to the great state of South Carolina.
So once again welcome to our website and welcome to the ILA....