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Larry Bachtell

President – ILA Local 1624

On behalf of the three-hundred and fifty Clerks & Checkers of ILA Local 1624, welcome to our new website. This website was built, not only to serve our members, but the Port community as well.

The men and women of Local 1624 are proud members of the Virginia seaport community. We are first, second, third, fourth, and even 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 the legacy that was left by those who have gone on before.

In 2014, the Port of Virginia set its new annual benchmark for container volume having handled more than 2.3 million TEUs, a 7.6 percent increase over last year’s total. We moved 169,000 more TEUs than we did in 2013, which until now was our most productive year on record.

We take great pride in the accomplishments of the members of ILA Local 1624. However, these accomplishments did not come easy. Unionism is not a heritage; membership is a privilege that must be continually protected and fought for by the dedicated men and women of the International Longshoremen’s Association.

We are union by choice and proud of it…. 


President: Larry A. Bachtell
1st VP: Charles Capps
2nd VP: Mike Heath
Rec. Secretary: Rena Heath
Financial Sec.: Bruce Gray
Trustees (Auditing Committee) Mike Heath
  Adrian Mungo
  Vashon Revils Sr.
  Kevin Halstead
Seniority Board (5): Mike Heath
  Vashon Revils Sr.
  Charles Capps
  Adrian Mungo
  Kevin Halstead
Central Labor Council: Robert Brown