L O C A L   63   O F F I C I A L   W E B S I T E

Longshore and Shipping News
For your information, the Coast Committee has set up a web page which tracks Longshore and Shipping News. You can visit the site at Longshore Shipping News


In this Arbitration, the Employers denied a Longshore Division worker (longshore working as a Clerk) access to the terminal after being dispatched. The Employers, Hanjin-TTI, refused to "escort" or pay a lost work opportunity. The Member had made a good faith application for her TWIC renewal and had receipt in hand. She was awaiting TWIC card production and experienced delays during the process.

Click on above link to read the award.

Attention Members: Please be sure to always print out your receipt when applying for your TWIC renewal. Your receipt will show that you have paid your fee. Also, take a look weekly to check your status. If the process takes more than 30 days, be sure to keep a fresh receipt with you. Print a fresh receipt at least every 30 days while you are waiting for your TWIC card. If you have any problems printing out your TWIC status, please come to the Local 63 Business Office and ask for an Officer or Robert Maynez, if an Officer is not available.


Local 63's very own Safety Rep, Kenny Ursich, would like to remind the membership to work safe and that includes being careful on hot days.

Click on above link to see helpful safety tips from OSHA.

Work safe.

Tall Ships Festival Coming to POLA - August 20-24


Reminder, if you work, the following are the earliest check-in times for Dispatch:

1st Shift -- 4:30 p.m.

2nd Shift - 2:30 a.m.

3rd Shift - 7:30 a.m.

*Exception, if you worked a vessel that finished, you can check-in when the ship is done.

All contents copyright 2009 ILWU Marine Clerks Local 63