ILWU Feed the Community Day

On November 22, the ILWU locals came together to “Feed the Community,” the annual effort to provide Thanksgiving meal packages to local families in need.

Approximately 1,500 meals were disbursed to thankful families. ILWU Local Officers were in attendance to thank the members and community volunteers who assembled and distributed the meal packages. As always, ILWU Auxiliary 8 members were on hand to volunteer and most importantly, ensure that the volunteers had food and water.

A special thanks to the ILWU Credit Union for its reliable support and volunteer time.

ILWU Local 63 Secretary Mike Carranza, Local 63 Trustee and Coast Safety member Peter Ciaramitaro, Local 63 Day Business Agent Diana Chavez-Feipel, and Local 63 Vice President Danny Vilicich.
Local 63 member, Mike Fauscette, Local 63 Secretary Mike Carranza, Local 63 Pensioner Jerry Garretson, Local 63 Dispatcher Mickey Rivers, and Local 63 Trustee and Coast Safety Committee member Peter Ciaramitaro.
Local 63 Secretary Mike Carranza and Local 63 Vice President Danny Vilicich addressing the crowd and thanking the ILWU and community volunteers.

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NPR Broadcast Regarding the Impacts of Port Automation

Attention Members,

National Public Radio (NPR) released a broadcast on the effects of port automation, which is also posted on the Coast Longshore Division Facebook page which states the following:

This morning’s nationwide NPR broadcast features four ILWU representatives: ILWU International President Emeritus Jim “Spinner” Spinosa, Local 13 members Yvette Bjazevic and Jimmy Monti, and Local 63 member Rebecca Schlarb. “These machines don’t contribute to taxes, they don’t contribute to the local economy. I think everyone should be alarmed.” – Yvette Bjazevic, ILWU Local 13 Member and Dispatcher.

You may listen to this informative and interesting broadcast here. Click on link below and then click on “7-Minute Listen.”

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ILWU Contract Negotiations Update

Attention Members:

On July 26, 2022, the ILWU and PMA issued a press release announcing that they have reached a “Tentative Agreement” on the Maintenance of Health Benefits, subject to agreement on other issues in negotiations. Click to read the press release.

The Local 63 Officers will keep the membership updated as information becomes available.

In Solidarity,

The Local 63 Officers

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