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    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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  • 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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    Labor Day Weekend Guide, Aug 30 – Sept 1

    Labor Day is here and is our holiday! We all have worked hard throughout the year and deserve a holiday for us to enjoy our lives and family. Use your Labor Day Weekend Guide to find something worth doing in the LA, Long Beach, San...

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    Longshoremen’s Weekend Guide April 26 – 28, 2013

    The Longshoremen’s Weekend Guide is here! This weekend has lots to do for you and the family. Get out and be a part of the events happening around the Los Angeles area. Whether its a pig roast or a walk to benefit hungry kids, just get...

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    Event Recap: San Pedro Labor Fest, July 5

    San Pedro was bustling last Thursday, all in the name of labor and art. It all started with five individuals – one gallery owner and four volunteers (a mix of casuals and Longshoremen) who wanted to inspire and celebrate labor-friendly artists. The San Pedro Labor...

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    Longshoreman has kept cargo moving for 56 years – as featured in SFGate.com

    Johnie Thomas has been working the ports since 1956 . This year, at 79, he will retire from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. Below is a summary of his story – the Longshoreman’s story – as featured in the SFGate.com article. “When I started on...

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    Giving Back: Our Donation to the Harry Bridges Span School

    We are thrilled to welcome and donate to our new neighbor in the South Bay – the Harry Bridges Span School (1235 Broad Ave., Wilmington, CA 90744). The new school was built to relieve the over-crowding in the local region. We toured the new campus last week and...

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    iProtect Testimonial: ‘Thank you ILWU Credit Union’

    The following blog post is a written account from a ILWU Credit Union member and iProtect customer. To respect the individual’s privacy, we have omitted their name from the post.  Late last year, I became a victim of burglary. My home was ransacked and to...

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