Union Win! USA News. ILA victory in protecting work jurisdiction

Union Win! USA News. ILA victory in protecting work jurisdiction

The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) have won a victory in their fight to protect their work jurisdiction at Ørsted’s offshore wind operations at the Port of New London, Connecticut. 

Your support combined with the tireless efforts of ILA members and ITF affiliate unions means that dockworkers can continue to carry out work in the port they have operated for over 100 years.

The eight month campaign, which included  thousands of letters from activists to key stakeholders at Ørsted and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, as well as global days of action and ILA strikes, came to an end this week after a direct intervention from Governor Lamont.

Paddy Crumlin, ITF President, said “This victory sends a clear message to employers worldwide: respect workers’ rights and engage in genuine dialogue”.

Thank you for your support.  This win demonstrates the power of collective action in securing workers’ rights and would not have been possible without your solidarity.

Transport workers have a critical role to play if we are to achieve sustainability targets.

The ITF look forward to working with Ørsted in New London, and across their supply chain, to achieve a just transition, ensuring that workers and unions are central to transforming industry to greener alternatives.

In solidarity,

The ITF Campaigns Team