Taking it to the Streets

ILWU Local 502 and Fraser Surrey Docks have teamed up and are once again Taking it to the Streets for the 2nd annual 4-on-4 street hockey tournament in support of the Surrey Food Bank. Date: Friday, July 7th 2017 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Place: ILWU Local 502 Hall at 11828 Tannery Road, Surrey Cost: $100 per team There is a full day's worth of activities planned including a BBQ, music, 50/50 and Clothing Sales, so consider participating as a player or spectator! Contact Membership Trustee, Sarah Pilgrim if you want to register a team. Deadline to register is June 1, 2017.

PNLHA Comes to Vancouver!

The Pacific Northwest Labour History Association is holding its annual conference at the University of British Columbia, from May 26 to 28, 2017! The theme of this year's event, presented in collaboration with the BC Labour Heritage Centre, is Echoes of the 1917 Russian Revolution; Decades of Radicalism and Red Scares in the Labour Movements of the Pacific Northwest. Full conference itinerary is available here. Contact Sarah Pilgrim, Membership Trustee if you would like to attend.

Next Membership Meeting: May 3

Local 517 members are encouraged to attend our membership meetings, held at 5:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Maritime Labour Centre (see map below for directions). If you haven't already done so, please respond to the calendar invitation by Shane Pittman for our next meeting on May 3rd, 2017. Per our By-Laws, the business of the Local shall be managed by the Executive subject to the approval of the active membership, governed by Robert's Rules of Order. Meeting Agenda: Call to Order Membership Trustee Report Report from ILWU Canada Reading & Approval of previous meeting's minutes Review & Approval of Correspondence Log Financial Report Committee Reports Sunshine Safety G

Labour Education: May

The Vancouver & District Labour Council has posted its list of education and training courses for 2017. Coming up in May: Pension Law (Advanced) - with Susan Philpott & Simon Archer of Koskie Glavin LLP Wednesday, May 17 (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Maritime Labour Centre Promotions: How to Bargain Language and Win Non-Selection Grievances (All levels) - with Susanna Allevato and Rachel H. Roy of Allevato Quail & Worth Thursday, May 18 (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Maritime Labour Centre WCB: Psychological Injuries (Advanced) - with Sarah O'Leary and Rush Crane Guenther Wednesday, May 31 (10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) at the Maritime Labour Centre Detailed course descriptions have been poste

2017-2018 Post-Secondary Scholarships

20 different scholarships are available to post-secondary students affiliated with ILWU Canada. Please note there are two separate bulletins: For University Scholarships; and For Vocational/Career Technical Scholarships. Full instructions for applying and details on eligibility are included in each bulletin. Additional information is available on the ILWU Canada website. Contact Sarah Pilgrim, Membership Trustee to request a letter of good standing.

The Real Estate Crisis in Vancouver - April 22

Why it's happening, who's winning, and how it can be fixed Featuring renowned economist Michael Hudson Michael Hudson is President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), former Wall Street economist turned critic, Distinguished Research Professor of Economic at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and author of J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), among many others. Hudson will discuss the foundations of the real estate crisis in Vancouver and what we can do about it, followed by a moderated dialogue. Date: April 22, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver Tickets: Purchase onli

National Day of Mourning - April 28

Across Canada, April 28th has been designated the Day of Mourning. Every year workers, families, employers and communities come together at ceremonies held around the province to remember those who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease, and renew our commitment to creating healthy and safe workplaces. There are 5 ceremonies taking place in the Lower Mainland on Friday, April 28th. In Vancouver: 10:30 am at Hastings Park 2901 East Hastings St. Centre Grounds near the PNE Forum; enter via Gate 2 In Delta: 10:45 am at Rotary Park In front of the Delta Municipal Hall In Surrey: 7:30 am at the City Works Yard 6651 - 148th St In New Westminster: 11:00 am at Westmi

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ILWU Local 517 (C.L.C.)

PO Box 28164

RPO West Pender

Vancouver, BC CANADA

V6C 3T7