Archive for Category: "Helping Our Community"

ILWU volunteers join Oakland District 5 clean-up

ILWU volunteers join Oakland District 5 clean-up

An estimated 100 ILWU volunteers provided most of the labor and resources for a successful community clean-up effort in partnership with Oakland District 5 Councilmembers Noel Gallo on Saturday, May 14. The impressive turnout topped results from the previous clean-up efforts held last October. “ILWU volunteers are such a welcome and important part of our [&hellip

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ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

ILWU member leads effort to help others left behind on harbor area streets

Local 26 member David Gonzales is leading an impressive but quiet effort with other volunteers in Wilmington

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ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

ILWU members tell Oakland City Council to kill coal terminal plan

An overflow crowd at the Oakland City Council meeting on September 15 heard ILWU leaders taking passionate positions against a controversial coal export terminal

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SoCal ILWU members donate 15,000 Thanksgiving meals

SoCal ILWU members donate 15,000 Thanksgiving meals

The ILWU is an active part of this community and we are committed to helping to make sure that those who have fallen on hard times can still enjoy Thanksgiving with their families

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Local 502 four-year donation total to Vancouver Children’s Hospital tops $126,000

Local 502 four-year donation total to Vancouver Children’s Hospital tops $126,000

For the fourth straight year, Local 502 members have raised funds for the British Columbia Children’s Hospital.; Local 502 members raised $41,502 which brings the four-year total to $126,

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ILWU locals raised over $70,000 for cancer research with “Walk the Coast” charity events

ILWU locals raised over $70,000 for cancer research with “Walk the Coast” charity events

This August “ILWU Walk the Coast” coordinated events in three ports and raised over $70,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation

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Local 4 longshoreman helps save life of Vancouver police officer

Local 4 longshoreman helps save life of Vancouver police officer

A Vancouver, WA police officer is alive today thanks to the medical training and quick-thinking of ILWU Local 4 longshoreman James Bridger Jr

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ILWU members & friends volunteer to clean-up Oakland neighborhoods & build public support

ILWU members & friends volunteer to clean-up Oakland neighborhoods & build public support

Residents of Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood woke up Saturday morning, May 3rd, to find dozens of ILWU volunteers busy cleaning their streets

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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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