22nd Annual Longshore Memorial Event – 90th Anniversary of 1934 Strike

On May 15, 2024, the ILWU Pensioners convened its 22nd Annual Longshore Memorial Event recognizing and appreciating the sacrifices of those who gave their lives during the 1934 strike.

Local 63 Officers attending for Local 63: President Danny Vilicich, Secretary Mike Carranza, and LRC Representative Patricia Aguirre.

“An Injury to One, is an Injury to All”

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Local 63 June Election Ballots are Out

Local 63 June Election Ballots have now been mailed out.

Per Article IV, Section 2.H of the Local 63 Constitution, only active dues paying members in good standing, as defined in Section 2.K shall be eligible to vote on ballots prepared by the Titled Officers on behalf of the Local and/or various units within the Local.  In order to be considered in good standing per our Constitution, you must have dues paid up to the current month and owe no more than $100 in fines and assessments.  Therefore, to be eligible to receive a ballot from the Business Office, a member must be in good standing with the Local. 

If you do not receive a ballot, it is most likely due to the fact that you are not in good standing, so please check with the Local Business Office.  The deadline for members to pay their outstanding balances to the Business Office is on Friday, May 31st by 5:00 p.m. to be eligible to vote.  All ballots must be received at Local 63’s P.O. Box or Local 63’s Business Office Ballot Box in the upstairs lobby by 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 3rd in order to be counted.

Candidates for Office are listed on Local 63’s website under the “Local 63 Elections” Menu. For your convenience, you may click here. https://www.ilwu63.net/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/JUNE-2024-ANNUAL-ELECTION-APRIL-2024-NOMINATIONS-LIST.pdf

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Effective March 1, 2024, Local 63 Members must “Opt-In” in Order to Continue Receiving Local 63 Text Messages

OPT-IN DEADLINE TO RECEIVE LOCAL 63 TEXT MESSAGES – Local 63 has been notified that due to provisions of the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), effective March 1, 2024, only Local 63 members who have opted-in will be able to receive group text messages from Local 63. Members can “opt-in” to continue receiving important text messages from Local 63 by going to notify.workingsystems.com

At this site, you will follow these simple steps:

(1) Enter your cell phone number and click “submit,” you will then receive a security code (“OTP” code) by text message;

(2) Enter the code that you received via text message and click “submit.”

(3) Click the “Opt-in” button and you will see “Current Status – SMS: Opted-In.”  At this point, you are opted-in to receive Local 63 text messages.

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9th Annual ILWU Walk the Coast Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament – Successful Night

On Wednesday night, ILWU Walk the Coast Committee held its 9th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament in the fight against childhood cancer.

Check out the video produced by “ILWU Films”!

This event raised $11,955 total for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation which goes toward seeking cures to childhood cancer and family travel support.

At the tournament, ILWU Local 13 members took 1st and 2nd place.

Our own Local members Joe Mascola and Benny D’Aquanno played quite well, making the “final table” and taking 4th and 11th places, respectively, out of 97 players.

Here is a picture of the 1st through 3rd place winners.

From Left to Right, Robert Flores (13), Monique Ralph (13), and Diana Lopez (spouse of Local 13 John Lopez)

ILWU Walk the Coast Committee sends its thanks to all ILWU members, friends, family, industry employers, and the community for their ongoing support of the fight against childhood cancer!

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Local 63 Officers Support Annual ILWU Feed the Community Day

On the day before Thanksgiving, the Local 63 Officers proudly showed up to support the ILWU’s Annual Feed the Community Day whereby Union and community volunteers distribute Thanksgiving meal packages to the community.

As always, the community showed their great appreciation for this well-organized annual effort. We can all be proud.

From left to right, Joe Gasperov, Local 63 President, Steve Linares, Local 63 Business Agent, Danny Vilicich, Local 63 Vice President, Jose Alvarez, ILWU Feed the Community Day Coordinator (Local 13), and Mike Carranza, Local 63 Secretary.

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Retirement Planning Seminar for Marine Clerks

The ILWU Credit Union is offering Local 63 Members another opportunity to attend a Retirement Planning Seminar on Thursday, November 9th at noon and 5 p.m. This presentation has been created specifically for ILWU members to review the key issues one should consider before deciding to retire. 

Download flyer for more info about the seminar as well as instructions on how to register.

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