On November 10, 2015, PMA took Local 63 to arbitration over PMA’s position that Local 63 unilaterally implemented a dispatch policy allowing Marine Clerks taking 30% jobs to take more than one job in a 24-hour period (i.e. double back).
On December 31, 2015, the new tripartite arbitration panel in Southern California (Mark Mascola, Ron Merical, and Walter Daugherty) issued a decision in favor of Local 63. In the decision, the Arbitrators agreed that Section 8.14 of the PCCCD clearly states that Marine Clerks, “qualified, ready, and willing to do the work” shall be dispatched prior to any workers not on the Clerks registered list.
This was the first test of the Southern California tripartite area arbitration panel and we are proud to report the Arbitrators’ Decision as follows:
1. The dispatching of Marine Clerks to more than one job in a twenty-four hour period is not a violation of the PCCCD;
2. Changes to the Joint Dispatch rules shall be made only by mutual agreement;
3. The Employers’ motions are denied.
Click on below link to read Arbitration award.
1-5-2015-SCAA-0004-2015 – Local 63 – re Clerks Doubleback
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