Sal DiCostanzo

Port Liaison / Labor Relations Representative
International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 13

Sal DiCostanzo is currently serving as Port Liaison / Labor Relations Representative of International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 13. He has been a registered member of Local 13 since 2006 and has worked in the maritime industry since he began his career, as a casual longshoreman, in 1998. During his time in the Union, Sal has filled many different jobs, from driving equipment, to working aboard ships, rails cars, in warehouses as well as a variety of other positions. Prior to his full-time employment on the docks, Sal was a math teacher at Richard Henry Dana Middle School, in his home town of San Pedro. He earned his teaching credential by taking night classes from California State University, Dominguez Hills while concurrently working in the classroom during the day. Prior to his career as a teacher, Sal worked in banking and insurance after graduating from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Outside of his employment, Sal volunteers his time and abilities for the betterment of the local community, the maritime industry, and was also a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles. Sal is married and has two children. The son of Italian immigrants, from the island of Ischia, Sal is grateful for the examples of courage, hard work and faith that guided his family in their pursuit of the American Dream.