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

Important Message from Area Welfare Director


Due to a computer glitch within the Kaiser Permanente system, many members are receiving calls or when receiving treatment at Kaiser Permanente they are being informed that their benefits have been terminated as of July 1, 2015.

Kaiser Permanente is currently working to correct this issue and all actives and early retirees will be manually activated in the system by the end of the day, August 31, 2015.

If anyone has an urgent situation they may call Kaiser Representative Nadia Gomez @ (858) 614-7939 for immediate re-instatement.

Please make sure to only use this number if you have an appointment today, are attempting to visit the ER today, need medication today or any other urgent matter that does not fit these examples.

4th Annual ILWU Walk the Coast Poker Tournament Results
On July 23, ILWU Walk the Coast Los Angeles held our 4th Annual Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament.

The tournament mostly comprised ILWU Local 13, 63, and 94 players, but also included some OCU and community players.

The tournament raised a record $8,290 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fund childhood cancer research.

ILWU Walk the Coast has this summer raised over $90,000 for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and we still have one more event coming up on August 22 in Port Hueneme (see www.ilwuwalkthecoast.org and our Facebook page).

This Year, our Top 6 Poker Tournament winners were:

1st: Rene “Ato Matic” Limon (94)
2nd: Mike Einstoss (94)
3rd: Kashi Aghilipour (Think Prime Steakhouse)
4th: Dan Storer (13)
5th: Tony Riganti (Casual)
6th: Gabe Padron (13)

Congrats to All!


ATTENTION MEMBERS: if you have any questions regarding your retro checks, you may call PMA at 888-762-1234 and choose option 4 on the recording.

10th Annual ILWU-PMA Boys and Girls Clubs Fundraising Luncheon
On Friday, June 5, Local 63, along with Locals 13, 63, OCU, PMA, various Employers, and the community came together to raise funds for the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs at our 10th Annual ILWU-PMA fundraising luncheon.

Local President Bobby Olvera, Jr. gave some opening remarks and was followed by Keynote Speaker State Senator Isadore Hall III. Senator Hall is widely known to be seeking Congresswoman Janice Hahn's seat when she leaves to run for LA County Supervisor.

The event was a success. Together, we raised over $71,000, beating last year's fundraising of $66,800. These funds go toward supporting services for over 12,000 at-risk youth including the "College Bound" program which supports 1,400 youth in the LA Harbor area.

A few pictures can be seen by clicking on the above link.

Attention Members: the TWIC Card center in Carson is now closed.

New Location:

29050 S. Western Avenue, Suite 102B
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Annual Walk the Coast Fundraiser to Fight Childhood Cancer
The annual ILWU Walk the Coast fundraiser for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, in the fight against childhood cancer, has now begun.

This year's activities will include a Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at the Normandie Casino on July 23rd, hosted by ILWU Locals 13, 63, and 94 and a walk and BBQ on Saturday, August 22, in Port Hueneme hosted by ILWU Local 46.

ILWU Walk the Coast is a top fundraiser in the fight against childhood cancer and has raised over $220,000 for cancer research in just 3 short years.

Please click on above link for event information and visit www.ilwuwalkthecoast.org to donate and/or participate. Donors will have the opportunity to donate in memory of a loved one.

Thank you.

See below TraPac message regarding terminal entrance change effective on June 1, 2015.

Also, click above link for map.

"Please be advised TraPac will change its entrance from Figueroa street to the North Access Road which is ½ mile East on Harry Bridges Boulevard. The change will take place on Monday June 1st.

Take the North Access Road then turn Right on Pier A street. Follow pier A street in the left lane and approach the security check-in point on the right side of the building. Then proceed to your normal parking area."

Click on above link to read Joint Foremen's LRC memo on Local 94 Probationary Foremen applications that will be available on June 1.

REMINDER FROM THE LOCAL 63 OFFICERS REGARDING DISPATCH RULE ND-21 (this rule applies to all training including GST):

Night Clerks attending day training class may at, their option, take the prior night off OR take the night of the training off; however, they must take one or the other.

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.

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