Attention Members – Important Deadline – Tuesday May 15


Brother Rich Dines is in the run-offs for the Long Beach City Council and he has a major fundraising deadline on Tuesday, May 15.  We need all hands on deck to contribute any amount that you can.  The maximum amount allowed is $400.  The campaign is asking for members to donate $100 or more, if possible.  Please consider giving what you can and let’s make history together by electing the first ILWU member to a City Council which oversees one of our Ports. 

Donate online at Rich Dines for City Council 2018:





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Local 63 Ballot with Constitutional Amendment Questions

Attention Members:

By this weekend or early next week, you will receive  your May 2018 Local 63 Ballot.  In addition to Officer and Committee positions on the Ballot, there are two proposed Local 63 Constitutional changes.

Please be sure to read everything carefully and vote both sides of the 2-sided ballot.  Your Ballot must be received in the Local 63 P.O. Box or designated Business Office ballot box by 10 a.m. on June 1.

Thank you.

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May 15 – First Blood Memorial Program

Attention Members:

On Tuesday, May 15, at 12:00 noon, the ILWU Southern California Pensioners will be holding their annual memorial to the brothers and sisters killed on the waterfront throughout the years.

Please plan on attending and joining the ILWU officers, rank-and-file, and Pensioners in remembering those we have lost.

The event will be held at the base of 6th Street and Harbor Blvd., San Pedro


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Welfare Plan – Open Enrollment – May 2018

Attention Members:

Any Active or Retired member who wishes to change his/her medical and/or dental plan(s) may do so during the Month of May by completing the appropriate form(s) at the Local 63 Business Office.  This enrollment period is in addition to one (1) other month of the member’s choosing during the year.


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Fundraiser to Help the Children of Deceased Brother Michael Clapp

Attention Members:

Please consider helping the family of recently-deceased Brother Michael Clapp.  Brother Clapp recently passed away too young and left behind 2 small children.  All funds raised will go toward the children’s future educational expenses.

Click on link for more information and to help Brother Clapp’s family in their time of need.


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June 22 ILWU-PMA Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Clubs

On June 22, the ILWU and PMA will host their 13th Annual fundraising luncheon for the Boys and Girls Clubs of LA Harbor.

We encourage all ILWU, friends, and family to attend.  If you know any local businesses interested in sponsoring a table, please have them call or register through the information on the flyer.

Individual ILWU members, other union members, and non-profits are being offered a discounted rate of $75 per person if they email Elizabeth on the flyer.

Thank you.

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ILWU Walk the Coast Thank You Ad – Daily Breeze

On Sunday, April 15, ILWU Walk the Coast thanked its Sponsors and Donors as it was able to raise $86,513 in 2017 in the fight against childhood cancer.

With the ILWU Southern California Pensioners as sponsors of the operating costs, all money raised went straight to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support childhood cancer research and family support.

This is one of the few Union-organized events whereby the Union, the Employers, and the Community come together for the same, good cause.

See the full-page ad here.

Thank you for all of your support!

ILWU Walk the Coast – Thank You

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James Spinosa, ILWU Int’l President “Emeritus” to be Honored on April 22

On Sunday, April 22, from 2-6 p.m., James Spinosa, ILWU International President “Emeritus” and past Local 63 President will be honored at the HBI 24th Annual Cesar Chavez Labor Tribute.

Local 63 members, please note that the event date as printed in the April 2018 Local 63 Bulletin is incorrect.

For ticket information, please contact Stacey at the HBI: (310) 831-2397.

James Spinosa, ILWU International President Emeritus

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