Special Bulletin – PCCCD Section 8.34
Please be advised that PMA has notified the Union that they will resume enforcement of Section 8.34 of the PCCCD, which requires clerks to work at least one day a month, beginning June 1, 2023 (see attached PMA Bulletin). If you have any questions, please contact an officer.
List of Candidates for Local 63 June 1st Election
For your convenience, we are providing you a link to the list of candidates (and their respective pictures, if provided) for Local 63’s upcoming June 1st Annual Election. This list is posted under the Local 63 Elections menu on the Local 63 website homepage.
June 1st Election Results will be posted by 5:00 p.m. on June 1st. Click on link below to see the list of candidates.
APL VISITS LOCAL 63
On April 20th, APL dropped by the Local 63 Business Office to show their appreciation for the work of the Marine Clerks. They were especially appreciative of our work keeping cargo moving during the pandemic. As a token of appreciation, they dropped off a small replica of the APL President Kennedy, which fits nicely in the Local 63 Executive Board Room.
From left to right, Michael Traut (Director of Intermodal Operations, CMA-GGM America), Danny Vilicich (Vice President, Local 63), Joe Gasperov (President, Local 63), Lars Magnusson (COO, Government Services, APL), John Roehl (Director of Marine Operations, CMA-CGM), Mike Carranza (Secretary, Local 63).
As stated in the Local 63 May 2023 Bulletin:
2023 PROPELLER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS OPEN – The Propeller Club of Los Angeles/Long Beach is offering scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000 to graduating high school seniors. This scholarship is open to high school seniors currently attending schools located in the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, San Pedro, Wilmington, or Carson and to students of all intended majors. The deadline to complete the application is Friday, June 16, 2023, at 12:00 p.m. PST. Click this link to complete the online application:
MAY 1ST — INTERNATIONAL WORKERS’ DAY
May Day has been celebrated as International Workers’ Day since the late 19th century, when workers in many countries around the world began organizing to demand better working conditions and more rights. In the United States, workers were particularly vocal in their demands for an eight-hour workday, which they believed would improve their quality of life and give them more time to spend with their families and pursue other interests.
One of the most significant events in the history of International Workers’ Day was the Haymarket affair of 1886 in Chicago, which is often associated with the origins of May Day as a workers’ holiday. On May 1st of that year, workers around the city went on strike to demand an eight-hour workday. The strike quickly turned violent, and on May 4th, a bomb exploded at a rally in Haymarket Square, killing several people.
The Haymarket affair had a profound impact on the labor movement in the United States and around the world. It became a symbol of workers’ struggle for better working conditions and more rights, and it helped to galvanize the labor movement in the United States and other countries.
Since then, May Day has been celebrated in many countries around the world as a public holiday. May Day is an important reminder of the ongoing struggle for workers’ rights and the need for continued progress towards greater equality and social justice in the workplace.
ILWU Educational Outreach Committee
Click on link to read about this upcoming educational event that will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro.
ILWU-PMA Contract Negotiations Update
Click to read the latest ILWU-PMA press release on the status of PCL&CA Contract Negotiations.
ILWU Scholarship Information
Please click on link for information regarding ILWU scholarships that are available at local high schools.