Friday Dec 21 – Local 63 Annual Christmas Luncheon

Attention Members:

On Friday, December 21, from 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m., Local 63 will put on its annual Christmas Luncheon for our actives, retirees, and family.  Food catered by Trani’s.  Please take a little time to join your fellow Brothers, Sisters, Officers and Staff of Local 63 as we head into the holidays and close out 2018!

12-13-2018 Local 63 Holiday Party-1


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ILWU Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Attention Members:

ILWU Local 63 is proud to join Locals 13 and 94 in helping underprivileged children at Christmas time.  As part of this effort, please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy in the Local 63 donation box located in the Local 63 Business Office Lobby by Friday, December 15 during normal business hours.   ILWU members and volunteers will hand out the toys at a Christmas Party for the children on Monday, December 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the ILWU Memorial Hall, 231 “C” Street, Wilmington.  You are welcomed and encouraged to join the ILWU family in this effort.

Thank you Brother Terry Brown for your donation of 2 new bicycles.  Now we’re on a roll.

Please consider a donation today!

Thank you!
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Attention Local 63 Members:

On December 4th, Local 63 mailed out December 2018 Run-Off Election Ballots to all Local 63 members in good standing.  If you do not receive your ballot by Friday, December 7, please give the Local 63 Business Office a call at (310) 521-6363. 

For members not in good standing, please contact the Business Office as soon as possible and no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 20 to bring yourself into good standing and receive a ballot. 

Members requiring a replacement ballot due to a lost or damaged ballot or other reason, please contact the Business Office for a replacement ballot as soon as possible and no later than close of business, December 20.

Ballots are due at the Local 63 P.O. Box or Local 63 Business Office Lobby Ballot Box no later than 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21.

For any questions, please contact the Local 63 Business Office.


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Local 63’s Shirley Deckhard Honored at Working Class Women’s Luncheon

On November 18, Local 63 member, Sister Shirley Deckhard, was honored at the Harry Bridges Institute (HBI) 17th Annual Working Class Women’s Luncheon.  By all accounts, Sister Deckard gave an inspiring speech.  Local 63 Officers, President Joe Gasperov,  Vice President Mike Ponce, Secretary Mike Carranza, and Day Business Agent Patricia Aguirre were in attendance to support Sister Deckhard and all of the Honorees.  President Gasperov introduced Sister Deckard at the event (see pic below).  Click on link to read Sister Deckhard’s bio.

17th Annual Womens Luncheon – Honoree Shirley Deckard

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21st Annual ILWU Feed the Community Day – November 20

Today, November 20, the ILWU put on the 21st Annual Feed the Community Day, handing out Thanksgiving meals to over 1500 needy families in the Harbor area.

Local 63 Vice President Mike Ponce and Secretary Mike Carranza were on hand to assist, along with Local 63 Member, Mickey Rivers and Local 63 Retiree and Southern California Pensioners Group Officer, Jerry Garretson, who worked alongside CA State Assemblyman (AD-70), Patrick O’Donnell with the task of putting together Thanksgiving meal packets and handing them out to the needy families.

ILWU Local 63 is proud to carry on this worthy, annual tradition.

Feed the Community Day
Local 63 Vice President Mike Ponce and Local 63 Secretary Mike Carranza


From Left to Right, Jerry Garretson (L63 retired), Assemblyman Steve O'Donnell, Mickey Rivers (L63).
From Left to Right, Jerry Garretson (L63 retired), Assemblyman Steve O’Donnell, Mickey Rivers (L63).

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