Archive for Category: "Pensioners"

Local 13 pensioner receives replacements for WW II medals destroyed in fire

Local 13 pensioner receives replacements for WW II medals destroyed in fire

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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Fight to protect Social Security, Medicare at the forefront of pensioners’ 45th PCPA Convention

Fight to protect Social Security, Medicare at the forefront of pensioners’ 45th PCPA Convention

The ILWU’s Pacific Coast Pensioners have been organizing to fight the attempts to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits for many years.

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Pensioner Executive Board meets; charters new San Diego group

Pensioner Executive Board meets; charters new San Diego group

The first order of business tackled by the board was to issue a charter for the newly-formed San Diego Pensioners group

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First woman longshoreman from ILWU Local 4 retires

First woman longshoreman from ILWU Local 4 retires

Jean Stanek retired at the beginning of the year, making her the first woman pensioner from ILWU Local

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Pensioners tackle lack of diversity/declining membership

Pensioners tackle lack of diversity/declining membership

  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

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Unity and solidarity were themes at Pacific Coast Pensioners 44th convention

Unity and solidarity were themes at Pacific Coast Pensioners 44th convention

The banner of the Pacific Coast Pensioners Association reads: “Retired from the job…not from the struggle.”

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A giant leap for the union

A giant leap for the union

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

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ILWU International/Longshore Division joint legislative conference tackles key issues

ILWU International/Longshore Division joint legislative conference tackles key issues

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

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Deficit commission preliminary report targets Social Security and Medicare benefits

Deficit commission preliminary report targets Social Security and Medicare benefits

The commission proposes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare along with other proposals that would negatively impact working families and leave banks, which caused our current financial crisis and the very rich, who benefited from massive tax cuts under the Bush Administration, unscathed

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ILWU pensioners warn younger workers: Don’t let them take your Social Security away

ILWU pensioners warn younger workers: Don’t let them take your Social Security away

The ILWU has taken a strong stand is defense of Social Security and will be sending a delegation including pensioners to lobby in defense of the program which has been the most successful anti-poverty programs for 75 years.

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