URGENT, TIME SENSITIVE. Local 63 Members have 9 more days to “Opt-In” in Order to Continue Receiving Local 63 Text Messages, beginning on March 1

OPT-IN DEADLINE TO RECEIVE LOCAL 63 TEXT MESSAGES – Local 63 has been notified that due to provisions of the Federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), effective March 1, 2024, only Local 63 members who have opted-in will be able to receive group text messages from Local 63. 

Members can “opt-in” to continue receiving important text messages from Local 63 by going to  notify.Workingsystems.com.   At this site, you will follow these simple steps: (1) Enter your cell phone number and click “submit,” you will then receive a security code that you received by text message; (2) Enter the code that you received via text message, tap the button below “Text” to the “Opt-In” position and click “submit”.   (See screenshot below). Please be sure that the button on the screen is set to “Opt-In.”  At this point, you will be opted-in to continue receiving Local 63 text messages.   See screenshot below.

Alternatively, members may opt-in when they visit the Local 63 payment portal on Local 63’s website or at members.ilwu63.net.   If you haven’t already opted-in, you will see a pop-up message that asks you to “Set Preferences.”   You can click “Don’t ask me again,” click “Set Preferences,” and proceed to follow the same steps as listed above to opt-in.   

Thank you for your attention to this time sensitive matter.

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Announcement by Ports America – Friday, February 16 Temporary Road Closure in the Port of L.A.

Attention Members. Announcement from Ports America:

“Port of Los Angeles will have a scheduled closure of the Knoll Road/Front Street entrance on (Friday, February 16th) from 0600-1200. POLA and Griffith Company will be performing Pot hole repairs and striping for the Beautification project  at this intersection during the construction window noted. Attached is a diagram detailing the location, this construction area will be marked off with high visibility safety cones to restrict access. The WBCT Rail Operations will leave the main crossing/main entrance to the facility open during the construction. This will allow all ILWU employees to enter/exit the facility for operations this day and ensures emergency responders the ability to access the terminal if necessary. All ILWU parking lots at B126 and B100 will be open and accessible. Thanks for all of your help and support.”

Click for map and details.

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9th Annual ILWU Walk the Coast Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament – Successful Night

On Wednesday night, ILWU Walk the Coast Committee held its 9th Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament in the fight against childhood cancer.

Check out the video produced by “ILWU Films”!

This event raised $11,955 total for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation which goes toward seeking cures to childhood cancer and family travel support.

At the tournament, ILWU Local 13 members took 1st and 2nd place.

Our own Local members Joe Mascola and Benny D’Aquanno played quite well, making the “final table” and taking 4th and 11th places, respectively, out of 97 players.

Here is a picture of the 1st through 3rd place winners.

From Left to Right, Robert Flores (13), Monique Ralph (13), and Diana Lopez (spouse of Local 13 John Lopez)

ILWU Walk the Coast Committee sends its thanks to all ILWU members, friends, family, industry employers, and the community for their ongoing support of the fight against childhood cancer!

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Local 63 Officers Support Annual ILWU Feed the Community Day

On the day before Thanksgiving, the Local 63 Officers proudly showed up to support the ILWU’s Annual Feed the Community Day whereby Union and community volunteers distribute Thanksgiving meal packages to the community.

As always, the community showed their great appreciation for this well-organized annual effort. We can all be proud.

From left to right, Joe Gasperov, Local 63 President, Steve Linares, Local 63 Business Agent, Danny Vilicich, Local 63 Vice President, Jose Alvarez, ILWU Feed the Community Day Coordinator (Local 13), and Mike Carranza, Local 63 Secretary.

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