ILWU Local 13 pensioner Manuel Torres is a decorated World War II veteran. He received the Combat INF Badge, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, WW II Victory Medal, Asia Pacific Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and Occupation of Japan Medal. He never received his Bronze Star from the military and his other medals were destroyed in a [&hellip
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The first order of business tackled by the board was to issue a charter for the newly-formed San Diego Pensioners group
Jean Stanek retired at the beginning of the year, making her the first woman pensioner from ILWU Local
The PCPA convention was a huge success. Although the turnout was good, more pensioners should have attended. At the PCPA Executive Board meeting that preceded the convention there was discussion relating to the lack of membership diversity. There is a real concern that people of color and women are not joining our Pension Clubs. [&hellip
The banner of the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association reads: “Retired from the job…not from the struggle.”
Before John Eberhardt started jumping out of airplanes, he was working on the docks as a Local 13 member and later as a foreman with Local 94. Co-worker Manuel Cabrera got him to take his first jump on July 7, 2002 in the Mojave Desert town of California City – just down the highway from [&hellip
During the week of March 13, ILWU members from the longshore division, Local 142, Hawaii Longshore Division, Alaska Longshore Division, IBU, and pensioners gathered in Washington, D.C. to fight for issues of importance to ILWU members