ILWU Sends Letter of Support



Brother and President Butler,

On behalf ofthe entire ILWU and especially our Longshore Division, I want you to know that you have the full backing of the ILWU in your dispute with Del Monte and that we stand in solidarity with you. This move by Del Monte to the Holt Pier—a non-ILA dock——is an attack on ILA's jurisdiction and threatens the livelihood of all ILA members in Philadelphia by depressing the wages amd worldng conditions ofall dock workers in an insidious drive to the bottom. Simply put, this cannot be allowed. You can rest assured that we will take all possible measures to support you and your members.

In solidarity,
Robert McEllrath International President



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