ARTICLES Archive

  • JC dedication

    In honor and recognition of John Coleman’s leadership and vision.

    For the past 10 years I’ve had the privilege of working closely with John Coleman, President/CEO of ILWU Credit Union. It’s been an incredible experience and now that he has retired after 14 years I’m often asked about his legacy. Mr. Coleman led the Credit...

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  • Santa w Officials - ILWU Toy Drive 2013

    ILWU Helps Kids in San Pedro & Wilmington with a Christmas Toy Drive party

    For the past 16 years the ILWU, along with organizations in the local area, have put together a toy drive to benefit children that might have otherwise gone without this holiday season. The ILWU Credit Union branches in San Pedro and Wilmington were drop off...

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  • TWG Oct 18.20- IndyCar

    The Weekend Guide: October 18 – 20, 2013

    Will it be cool this weekend or will the HOTness stick around for a bit longer? Look at the weather forecast and make some great plans in SoCal for you and the family this weekend. Fun time activities happening include: IndyCar events, a Spooky Night...

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  • Personal Finance Manager PFM

    Personal Finance Manager – What Can One Do For You?

    Have a personal finance manager wherever you go. I’m sure the majority of you have smart phones at this point and isn’t it wonderful to have all your contacts, games, social networking sites and all kinds of other applications that you just can’t live without...

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  • Reduced Port volume means reduced income for Longshoreman

    Do You Have a Plan if You Find Yourself with a Reduced Income?

    Reduced income for Longshoreman is a possibility this year. A recent article in MarineLink.com discussed how June 2013 cargo volumes here at the Port of Los Angeles decreased over seven percent from June 2012. A Port spokesman believes the same amount of cargo is being...

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  • Labor Day & Unions

    How Unions Helped Shape Labor Day

    Most people recognize Labor Day simply as the informal beginning of Fall or as just an extra day off to spend at the beach or BBQ’ing with family and friends. But all of you, as Union members, should feel a special pride the first Monday...

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  • check your credit report regularly

    Why Reviewing Your Credit Report Is So Important

    Recently there was a big news story concerning a lady who won an 18 million dollar settlement from Equifax, one of the nation’s big three credit reporting services. She had numerous errors listed on her credit report simply because Equifax had her report mixed up...

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  • fiscally responsible

    Helping Our Members Become Fiscally Responsible

    Being fiscally responsible is ageless. Many of the simple basic lessons that we use to teach our children financial responsibility always apply, no matter what your age. Having credit cards are both a curse and a blessing. While they offer a sense of financial security...

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  • Having money when you need it - photo

    Having Money When You Need It

    Emergency car repairs, unexpected medical bills, major household expenses…these are things that unfortunately happen to everyone and usually at the most inopportune time. And while the majority of us have some money squirreled away for a rainy day, many times these emergencies end up being...

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