Archive for Category: "Helping Our Community"

Local 63’s Netra Brown: woman of distinction

Local 63’s Netra Brown: woman of distinction

March is Women’s History Month when women everywhere are recognized in a variety of ways for the many contributions they make to society. In the California State Legislature, women across the state are honored by members of the state Senate and Assembly. More than 100 women who live, work, or volunteer in California Assembly District [&hellip

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Strategy questions at union health care meeting

Strategy questions at union health care meeting

The ILWU has been advocating for a national, single-payer health plan since 1938, and remains active in that effort through a network of unions and community groups

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Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Christmas solidarity action by ILWU Canada Members

Members of ILWU Canada are continuing to help other workers – and themselves – by fighting to save good jobs in the maritime industry through an ongoing series of protests and public actions. Another “free trade” deal Last November, they joined a coalition that organized a march and rally with ILWU Canada President Rob Ashton, [&hellip

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ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

ILWU members help public radio survive in Alaska

The ILWU is strongly invested in our community here and they showed that during our pledge drive

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ILWU helps pro-union candidates

ILWU helps pro-union candidates

As the Dispatcher goes to press in mid-October, teams of ILWU members are being dispatched to work in six states where pro-union candidates are fighting to win seats in the U.S. Senate – and stop anti-union Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from reaching the White House. In early September, International President Robert McEllrath notified local unions [&hellip

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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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