Archive for Category: "Helping Our Community"

Voice for working families

Voice for working families

In February, the Puget Sound District Council (PSDC) donated $1000 to public radio station KSVR-FM in Washington State’s Skagit Valley where the radio program, “We Do The Work,” is produced

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Giving is a holiday tradition for ILWU members

Giving is a holiday tradition for ILWU members

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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Golfing for a good cause

Golfing for a good cause

ILWU Locals 13, 63 and 94 joined forces once again to sponsor the 9th Annual ILWU Tri Party Golf Challenge on September 6-8.

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Second annual ILWU “Walk the Coast” events raise over $100,000 for cancer charities

Second annual ILWU “Walk the Coast” events raise over $100,000 for cancer charities

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

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ILWU ‘Walk the Coast ’was a Top 100 Fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand in 2012

ILWU ‘Walk the Coast ’was a Top 100 Fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand in 2012

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

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Local 502 members donates generously to Surrey food bank

Local 502 members donates generously to Surrey food bank

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

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Helping the Booker T. Washington Center rebuild

Helping the Booker T. Washington Center rebuild

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

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IBU member rescues man from San Francisco Bay

IBU member rescues man from San Francisco Bay

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.

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California Working Families Beat Koch-Backed Prop. 32

California Working Families Beat Koch-Backed Prop. 32

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

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ILWU celebrates successful first coastwise charity event after raising over $65,000 for cancer charities

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

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