ILWU Feed the Community Day

On November 22, the ILWU locals came together to “Feed the Community,” the annual effort to provide Thanksgiving meal packages to local families in need.

Approximately 1,500 meals were disbursed to thankful families. ILWU Local Officers were in attendance to thank the members and community volunteers who assembled and distributed the meal packages. As always, ILWU Auxiliary 8 members were on hand to volunteer and most importantly, ensure that the volunteers had food and water.

A special thanks to the ILWU Credit Union for its reliable support and volunteer time.

ILWU Local 63 Secretary Mike Carranza, Local 63 Trustee and Coast Safety member Peter Ciaramitaro, Local 63 Day Business Agent Diana Chavez-Feipel, and Local 63 Vice President Danny Vilicich.
Local 63 member, Mike Fauscette, Local 63 Secretary Mike Carranza, Local 63 Pensioner Jerry Garretson, Local 63 Dispatcher Mickey Rivers, and Local 63 Trustee and Coast Safety Committee member Peter Ciaramitaro.
Local 63 Secretary Mike Carranza and Local 63 Vice President Danny Vilicich addressing the crowd and thanking the ILWU and community volunteers.

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NPR Broadcast Regarding the Impacts of Port Automation

Attention Members,

National Public Radio (NPR) released a broadcast on the effects of port automation, which is also posted on the Coast Longshore Division Facebook page which states the following:

This morning’s nationwide NPR broadcast features four ILWU representatives: ILWU International President Emeritus Jim “Spinner” Spinosa, Local 13 members Yvette Bjazevic and Jimmy Monti, and Local 63 member Rebecca Schlarb. “These machines don’t contribute to taxes, they don’t contribute to the local economy. I think everyone should be alarmed.” – Yvette Bjazevic, ILWU Local 13 Member and Dispatcher.

You may listen to this informative and interesting broadcast here. Click on link below and then click on “7-Minute Listen.”

https://www.npr.org/2022/09/08/1121690513/california-dockworkers-are-worried-about-losing-their-good-paying-jobs-to-robots?fbclid=IwAR1kJ30xiCHJpyFKYM7n2FF3Ocjl0UYNQ8up5D3_2Z5UPE0qTsbEmNzGQJE

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ILWU Contract Negotiations Update

Attention Members:

On July 26, 2022, the ILWU and PMA issued a press release announcing that they have reached a “Tentative Agreement” on the Maintenance of Health Benefits, subject to agreement on other issues in negotiations. Click to read the press release.

The Local 63 Officers will keep the membership updated as information becomes available.

In Solidarity,

The Local 63 Officers

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Applying for COVID-19 Leave Pay

Attention Members:

We are providing some helpful information to guide you through the COVID-19 Related Leave Pay process. For your convenience, important CLRC Minutes are available below. Additionally, all COVID-19 information is posted on Local 63’s website, www.ilwu63.net, under the COVID-19 tab at the top of the homepage.

Step 1: Call the COVID-19 hotline (562) 495-7797 and leave a brief message with your name, work#, and the facts surrounding your situation.

Step 2: Go to the Dockworker Self Service Portal at: https://selfservice.pmanet.org/ and log-in. At the top of the screen under “Leave Request,” click on “COVID-19 Leave/Request.” Select the “Leave Reason” that most closely matches your situation. If you have medical documentation, you will answer, accordingly and upload the documentation from your computer or cell phone. Next to “Upload,” you will choose either “Healthcare Providers Certificate” (for medical facility documentation and test results) or “Other Supporting Documentation” (for home test documentation). For medical documentation, you also need to type in the name of the facility in the relevant box to the right.

Note: if you tested positive for COVID-19 at an outside medical facility, please save the test results to your computer or cell phone (many members find that a screenshot works well) for uploading into the Portal. If you tested positive for COVID-19 using a home test, please use a marker/pen to write the date of the test on the test results device or attached note and take a picture of the test results alongside your PMA ID Card or Driver’s License. You will upload that picture to the Portal to support your Leave Request. Again, in the case of a home test, you will select “Other Supporting Documentation.”

For more information, including Testing Pay and Exclusion from the Work Place Pay, please click and read the CLRC Minutes below.

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