The ILA International Longshoremen’s 1248 Union is committed to safe working conditions, reasonable work schedules and a vision to continue to improve the lives of its members their families. The 1248 ILA union will continue to focus on, justice and equality helping all of us to prosper together. Our vision is to grow and maintain the necessary training and development in technology to support the Port of Virginia as it meets the needs of trade and commerce. The Port of Virginia will continue grow and become a vital link connecting world markets to east coast business and consumers. ILA 1248 members will be a strategic partner supporting and meeting the demand in the import and export industry.