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JANUARY 22 ILWU COMMUNITY MARCH
On Thursday night, January 22, the ILWU, LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino, and the Community came together in support of ILWU's Contract struggle.

Click on above link to see a picture of the march. Click on "photo gallery" on the right menu to see more pictures.

The Community March was a great success and we thank the community, Labor, and especially LA City Councilman Joe Buscaino for a great showing of support and solidarity as we work to achieve a good Contract for the working men and women of the ILWU.


WE SUPPORT THE ILWU SIGNS AT LOCAL 63 BUSINESS OFFICE

Local 63 Members: "We Support the ILWU" signs are available at the business office. One sign per member, first come, first serve.

Talk to your favorite business in the community and encourage them to post the ILWU support sign in their window to show their support and appreciation of the ILWU.


JANUARY 15 - LOCALS 13-63-94 LETTER REGARDING PMA PUNITIVE MEASURES AGAINST PASHA

Click on link above to read Locals 13, 63 and 94 letter to the Port of LA concerning PMA's punitive measures against Pasha Stevedore.


JANUARY 12 ILWU PRESS RELEASE - PMA ADMITS THAT PORT CONGESTION IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE WORKERS

Click on above link to read the ILWU's January 12th Press Release regarding PMA's admission to the Federal Mediator's that port congestion is not the fault of the ILWU workforce.


JANUARY 12 - LOCALS 13-63-94 LETTER TO PMA ON REDUCED MANNING AND ORDERS
Members: Click on above link to read Locals' 13, 63, 94 letter to the PMA regarding the Employers' unsound decision to cut orders and manning.

LOCAL 63 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS REGARDING FEDERAL MEDIATOR

Click on above link for Questions and Answers in relation to the FMCS process and the recent addition of a Federal Mediator to help the ILWU and PMA try to resolve outstanding Contract negotiation issues.


CONTRACT UPDATE - JANUARY 5 PRESS RELEASE FROM FMCS
Click on above link to read a January 5, 2015 Press Release from the FMCS in regard to our Contract negotiations.




LOCALS 13-63-94 LETTER TO PMA ON REDUCED MANNING
Members: Please click on above link to read ILWU Locals 13-63-94 Letter to PMA regarding PMA's unwise decision to reduce manning on the waterfront.




DEC 29 ILWU PRESS RELEASE ON CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS

Click on above link for the latest ILWU press release on the status of Contract negotiations,.


DECEMBER 8th MEMO TO THE MEMBERSHIP ON FINES OWED
Please click on above link to read a memo from the Local 63 Officers concerning Membership action on payment of outstanding fines.


PORT OF LONG BEACH MESSAGE - SAFETY ON THE GERALD DESMOND BRIDGE

The Port of Long Beach has the following safety message concerning construction zones on the Gerald Desmond Bridge:

Safety First in Gerald Desmond Bridge Construction Zones
As a reminder, for your safety and the safety of construction crews working in the Port area, please obey all traffic signs.

Use caution and reduce speeds when driving through the bridge project construction area and on detour routes. Traffic fines are doubled in work zones.

The crews working on the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project thank you for slowing down when passing their work zones.

For updated traffic and closure information, please visit http://www.newgdbridge.com/ or download the “LB Bridge” app.


LOCAL 63 HELPS FEED THE COMMUNITY
On November 25, 2014, Local 63 Officers and Members joined Locals 13, 94 and other ILWU locals and community members in their annual effort to help "feed the community" at Thanksgiving time. Thanksgiving baskets were assembled and distributed to needy families.

Click on link to see a few pictures from the event. Pictures include Local 63 Secretary Richard Finlay, Day Business Agent Maureen Gutierrez, members Mike Ponce and Chris Bradley, and Congresswomen Janice Hahn and Loretta Sanchez.

ILWU Local 63 is proud to be a part of this annual effort. Members and their families and friends are welcome to volunteer next year. We will keep you posted with details.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



E-Board and Membership Action of November 16 2014
Attention Members: Per E-Board and Membership action of November 6, 2014, Sign-Ups are now being taken for Day Basic Board members (10 members only) to Check-In on the Night Basic Board.

Shifting to Nights will be on a seniority basis and all rules governing Basics working Nights shall apply.



REMINDER ON DISPATCH CHECK-IN TIMES

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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