Year after year, up and down the coast, ILWU members, pensioners and auxiliary clubs organize toy drives and donate their time and money to local charity groups who are helping to brighten the holiday for those who have fallen on tough times.
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ILWU Locals 13, 63 and 94 joined forces once again to sponsor the 9th Annual ILWU Tri Party Golf Challenge on September 6-8.
ILWU Walk the Coast is an ILWU, coastwise event dedicated to three principles – to raise awareness and funds for cancer charities, unite the union and work with the community
Last year’s ILWU “Walk the Coast” event in Southern California raised $95,000 to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand(ALSF), a charity which fights childhood cancers
British Columbia – Members from Local 502 made a generous donation to the Surrey Food Bank with a food donation of over 980 pounds and and $1600 . Their next fundraiser, for the Vancouver Children’s Hospital, also kicked off in March. The yearly event raised $31,502 last year and every year they strive to reach a higher goal. The [&hellip
ILWU Coast Committeeman, Ray Ortiz, Jr. joined former San Francisco Mayor and political heavy-hitter, Willie Brown, Jr., to support the Booker T. Washington Community Service Center on January 30th in San Francisco. Mayor Brown was honored at a fundraising event for the Center to support its expansion efforts. The city has already approved a plan [&hellip
Keith Madding, a member of the Inlandboatmen’s Union, the ILWU’s Marine Division, rescued a man who was struggling to stay afloat in the waters outside of San Francisco Bay.
For the third time in the past 14 years, California voters rejected an attempt—fueled by millions of out-of-state dollars—to shut working people out of the political process when they soundly defeated Proposition 32. California Labor Federation Executive Secretary-Treasurer Art Pulaski said working families: Rejected a blatant power play by corporate special interests to silence the [&hellip
ILWU celebrates successful first coastwise charity event after raising over $65,000 for cancer charities
Organizers hope all locals will join future ILWU Walk the Coast fundraisers
Saturday, August 11, 2012–In Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, and the Pacific Northwest, ILWU members and their families will be joining with their communities to raise awareness and find cures for childhood & pancreatic cancers.