LA County Supervisor Motion to Support the ILWU and Study the Economic Impact of Port Automation

On June 25, 2019, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn passed a Motion that was approved unanimously by the LA County Board of Supervisors to support the ILWU’s fight to save waterfront and community jobs and businesses.   Her motion included advocating for an economic study on the loss of jobs and businesses that would result from the introduction of port automation.

Great work Supervisor Hahn!

Read Supervisor Hahn’s Press Release and Motion here:

06-26-2019 Supervisor Janice Hahn Motion Approved to Study Impact on Port Automation

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14th Annual ILWU-PMA Fundraising Lunch for the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs

Today, Friday, June 14, the ILWU and PMA held its annual fundraising luncheon for the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs at San Pedro’s Dalmatian-American Club.  This year’s event brought together all of our great sponsors, including ILWU Locals 13, 63, 94, OCU, Port Pilots, ILWU Southern California Pensioners, the PMA, PMA member companies (terminal operators and shipping lines), the Port of LA, Harbor Commissioners, elected officials’ representatives, and a multitude of community supporters.

This year’s keynote speaker was Marc Brown, co-anchor, ABC’s Eyewitness news who expounded upon the LA County homeless crisis and thanked the ILWU, PMA, and other supporters for doing our part to alleviate future homelessness, namely, supporting our kids in their quest to become productive and valuable members of society through mentorship, sports, and preparation for college and/or trades.

The LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs brought our sponsors on stage in appreciation.   Representing Local 63 was President Joe Gasperov.   Representing OCU was President John Fageaux. Representing Local 13 was President Ray Familathe.  Representing the Pensioners was President Greg Mitre.   Representing PMA and member companies was Lee Swietlowski.  Representing the Harbor Commission was Diane Middleton.

Also in attendance were Officers and staff of ILWU Local 63, including Vice President Mike Ponce, Secretary Mike Carranza, and Day Business Agent Patricia Aguirre.

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Local 63 App – Technical Glitch – Android Phones

Attention Local 63 members using the Local 63 app with their Android mobile phones:

There seems to be a new glitch with the Local 63 app in regard to push notifications.  Push notifications are remaining “new” even after reading the message.  This issue has been passed on to our vendor and should be resolved soon.

Thank you for your patience.

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