8th Annual ILWU Walk the Coast Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

Attention Members, Pensioners, Family, and Friends:

ILWU Walk the Coast will be hosting fundraising events in Los Angeles and Port Hueneme this year in the continued fight against childhood cancer.   Proceeds to benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.  The first event this year, the 8th Annual ILWU Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament, will be held in LA at the Gardens Casino on Thursday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m. (check-in at 6:00 p.m.).   Please register at  www.ILWUWalktheCoast.org to select and reserve your free event t-shirt.   Flyer below.   Port Hueneme event details will be posted when available.    Looking forward to your participation (spectators are welcome)



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Local 63 Wins Arbitration on Unjust Release of Steadies at TraPac

Attention Members:

Local 63 won this important arbitration, that pursuant to Section 8.6 of the PCCCD, the Employers need “just cause” to release steady Marine Clerks if they are going to do so without going in inverse seniority order.  In this case, the Employers were not able to prove by a preponderance (more than 50%) of the evidence that they had released the steady workers with just cause.

The Employers were found guilty and the three (3) steadies involved were returned to their steady positions at TraPac with their seniority intact.

SCAA-0020-2018 – Local 63 – Issue of Release of TraPac Steady Clerks


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ILWU, Employers & Community Raise a Record $100K+ for LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs

Local 63 Members,

We are proud to report that at the 13th Annual ILWU-PMA LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs fundraising luncheon in June, we were able to raise a record $100,000+ for the kids of the LA Harbor community.   The Boys and Girls Clubs support our community’s children with physical and educational after-school activities.   A very important support program is called “College Bound,” which has a very high success rate of its graduates going on to college and obtaining degrees.

Below is a picture of Local 63 President, Joe Gasperov, with a recent College Bound program graduate who has now been accepted into the University of California system.  Local 63, as one of the key sponsors for this annual fundraising effort each year, receives an art piece from one of the Boys and Girls Club youth artists.

Thank you for your continued support of this important program to support our community’s children, the workers and leaders of the future.

Joe Gasperov



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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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