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
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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
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
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.
One year after the City approved the rebuild, an ILWU donation brings Booker T. Washington Community Service Center one step closer to breaking ground
April 14th marked seventh year ILWUL Local 23 members have participated in the Multiple Sclerosis walk in Tacoma, WA. This year, Local 23 started by raising more than $900 at a spaghetti dinner at the dispatch hall in March. Nearly 100 walkers proudly wore union-made, Local 23 team t-shirts while walking alongside the scenic Chambers
British Columbia, Canada – ILWU Local 502 has embarked upon their 2nd annual Children’s Hospital fundraiser. In just a few weeks they raised $15,000 and are well on their way to beat last year’s total of $20,502. A challenge has been issued to all groups and Unions to meet or beat their total for this
Mark Jurisic was presented with the LAPD’s “Hero Award” for his act of bravery on September 8th