On July 31, 2020, the Joint Coast Labor Relations Committee (JCLRC) discussed and agreed to extend previously agreed-to Equipment Cleaning Protocols and Procedures in light of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.
The JCLRC will revisit this issue on August 31, 2020 to determine the appropriate next steps.
The Coast Labor Relations Committee (CLRC) met on July 29, 2020 to discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the increasing severity of this health crisis, the CLRC is mandating, effective immediately, the wearing of face coverings, indoors and outdoors, when accessing all:
- PCL&CA covered work sites;
- Joint Dispatch Halls; and
- Training sites.
Exceptions to this mandate, including for those seeking ADA accommodation, are covered in meeting minutes, CLRC Meeting No. 43-20. Please click to download and read.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Local 63 Officers
Just a reminder. The ILWU-PMA Joint Labor Relations Committee (JPLRC) requires that all persons in/around the Dispatch Halls and job sites to wear face coverings.
Hall workers may pick up one (1) complimentary face covering at the PMA Training Center. Steady employers will provide their steady employees with a face covering.
Additionally, the ILWU Coast Committee and the Port of Long Beach have made face coverings available for our members. These are available at the Local 63 Records Clerk office.
Thank you for your cooperation in maintaining a safe workplace while we get through this Coronavirus pandemic.
The Port of Long Beach has provided a supply of washable face coverings to Local 63. We are making available two (2) face coverings per member at the Local 63 Records Clerk office on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. For those who haven’t done so already, you may also pick up your ILWU Coast Committee-provided face covering from the Records Clerk office.
The Local 63 Officers
PMA has begun scheduling General Safety Training (GST) classes and notifying members by mail.
The GST classes will be held classroom style at the PMA Training Center in Wilmington. Pursuant to COVID-19 guidelines, attendees must wear a mask/face covering and safe distancing protocols will be followed.
Please note that PMA has taken the position that members who fail to attend their scheduled GST class on three (3) occasions will be subject to non-dispatch until GST is completed.
Please contact your Local 63 Business Agent about any COVID-19 classroom protocol concerns.
Pursuant to CLRC Meeting No. 29-20, item 8, registered Marine Clerks may apply for up to 2 weeks of advance vacation pay against his/her 2021 vacation pay. Please read below excerpt from CLRC Meeting No. 29-20 and below-attached Questions and Answers document (please read thoroughly).
CLRC Meeting No. 29-20, item 8
(8) Advancing Vacation Time for Paid Sick Time
Workers who received at least two weeks of pay for Vacation/Paid Time Off in 2020 may, but are not required to, advance in payroll year 2020 the amount that they received, up toa two-week maximum, to be used as paid sick time. For example, if the worker in February 2020 was paid out at least two weeks of vacation/paid time off time, then that worker can advance or borrow during 2020 up to two weeks of time for paid sick time, and that amount will be taken out of the Vacation Paid Time Off check they otherwise would have received in February 2021. Further, if the worker in February 2020 was paid out only one week of vacation/paid time off time, then that worker can advance or borrow during 2020 up to one week of time for paid sick time. If a worker advances vacation/paid time off for sick leave this year, this will not serve as an offset against a paid sick leave benefit under this Proposal.
Questions and Answers Regarding Advancing Vacation Time for Paid Sick Leave – Please read thoroughly.
APPLYING FOR ADVANCE VACATION PAY
Should a member wish to apply for advance vacation pay, please print out the below-attached “2020 ILWU/PMA COVID-19 VACATION ADVANCE REQUEST” form, fill it out, sign it, date it, and then e-mail it to the Local 63 Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These forms may also be found on the Local 63 website under “Resources” and “Forms” under “COVID-19.”