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More passengers boarding Hawaii-bound cruises on the West Coast

More than 104,000 travelers arrived in the islands on cruise ships — mostly from the West Coast — in the first 11 months of last year, according to the most recent data available. That’s a 14.5 percent increase from the same period in 2010. There were 59 cruise liners that pulled into Hawaii ports during […]


Job Posting: Executive Director, ILWU-PMA Benefit Plans

The International Longshore & Warehouse Union – Pacific Maritime Association Benefit Plans is currently seeking an Executive Director, reporting directly to the Boards of Trustees. The Benefit Plans Office, located in San Francisco, CA, administers Taft-Hartley pension and welfare plans, providing benefits for members, their eligible dependents, retirees, and beneficiaries.

The Executive Director will have […]