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.”


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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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New ILWU Local 63 Coffee Mugs

We are pleased to announce that new ILWU Local 63 coffee mugs (with Union bug) are available for sale at the Local 63 Business Office.

Grab one while supplies last!

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ILWU 17th Annual Tri-Party Golf Challenge Registration Information

Attention Members:

The ILWU 17th Annual Tri-Party Golf Challenge to Benefit Miller Children’s Hospital will take place on Saturday, September 24 through Sunday, September 25, 2022 at the JW Marriott in Palm Desert.

Deadline to book hotel room at the ILWU group rate is September 1, 2022.

Deadline to register for the Golf Challenge is September 8, 2022.

Click for more information. You may register by scanning the QR Code on the registration form or fill out registration form and mail it in with a check for the registration fees.

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ILWU Local 63 Joins ILWU Locals, Pensioners, PMA, Employers, and Community Sponsors in Support of the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs

On Friday, June 17th, Local 63 attended the 17th Annual ILWU-PMA Fundraising Luncheon for the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs luncheon. This event now raises over $100,000 to support the Clubs and the community’s children, including the after school programs, meal programs, and College Bound program, among others.

This year’s luncheon announced Nick Velasquez as “Youth of the Year.” Nick grew up in Wilmington under very difficult circumstances. Nick found tons of support at the LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs and he testified as to that support being critical to his success in academics and in life. As a College Bound participant, Nick has now been accepted to Columbia University in New York. Congratulations Nick!

Local 63 Joins stage with other Gold Sponsors
So Cal Pensioners Representing
Youth of the Year, Nick Velasquez

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