ILWU-Biden Harris and Dump Trump Signs

Attention Members:

We still have ILWU-Biden Harris and Dump Trump signs. Today, October 8, they will be available until 5 p.m. at the Local 63 Labor Room (knock on Suite 207 first) and Friday, October 9 at the Local 63 Records Clerk office.

Come and get them while they last!

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Oct. 7 Local 63 Work Card App Update

Attention Members:

It has come to our attention that another “My TimeBook” app update was necessary in order for members with iPhones to submit their September 2020 work cards, successfully.   Our app developer has now made version 5.12 of the My TimeBook app available in your App Store.  The following instructions should work for most iphone users:

Open the App Store, then tap “Today” at the bottom of the screen.

Tapyour profile icon at the top of the screen.

Scroll down to see pending updates and release notes. Tap “Update” next to the “My TimeBook” app to update only that app.

If you have any difficulties, please contact the Local 63 Records Clerk at (310) 831-7963.  Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

In solidarity,

The Local 63 Officers

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Phone Banking for Biden!

Attention Members:

The ILWU International is asking the Locals to seek volunteers for phone banking to help the Biden campaign win the swing states  (see Memo here).

The Biden Campaign is offering phone banking for Union Members until the election concludes.  Each volunteer is required to first participate in a brief Saturday phone banking training session at 10 a.m.  See below for the link to sign up for Union

Members for Biden Saturday:


1.            Union Members For Biden Saturday :

Once a member has participated in the initial Saturday phone banking session, they have the option to phone bank at any given time on their own. The general phone bank link and sign up info can be found here:


2.            General Phone Bank link :

Last but not least, please be advised that all phone banking needs to happen outside of union time and on a volunteer basis.  

Thank you all again for your help and we look forward to celebrating a victory for Biden/Harris on November 3, 2020!

In Solidarity,

Michael A. Podue, President

ILWU Local 63

International Legislative Committee, Member

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Local 63 Work Card App for iPhone users

Attention Members:

It has come to the Officers’ attention that some iPhone users are experiencing difficulties submitting their September 2020 work cards using the Local 63 Work Card app (“My TimeBook”).   The  app developer has notified Local 63 that version 5.11 of the My TimeBook app will roll out today that should resolve any submission issues.  Please contact the Local 63 Records Clerk after October 6 if you continue to experience difficulties. 

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Upcoming Supercargo Class Interest List

SUPERCARGO CLASS SIGN-UPS – The Joint Clerks Labor Relations Committee has agreed to conduct a Supercargo class and are close to completing the curriculum.  We are still discussing dates, class size and the number of classes but we wanted to start a new sign up list for interested members.  There are two ways to get on the list.  As always, there will be a sign-up list placed down in dispatch.  As an alternative, you may simply email us at and put “Supercargo Class” in the email Subject line and in the body of the email include your full name and work number.   We will merge this into one list by seniority in the local and if there is a tie, seniority in the ILWU.  The deadline to express your interest in attending the Supercargo Class via Sign-Up Sheet or email is Friday, October 30 at 4:30 p.m.   As soon as the Local 63 Officers have more information about the class, interested members will be notified.

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New Long Beach Bridge Scheduled to Open Oct. 5

On September 24, Long Beach officials announced that the new state-of-the-art Gerald Desmond Replacement Bridge in the Port of Long Beach is nearing completion and on course to open to traffic on Monday, Oct. 5.

Opening of the new bridge will require an Oct. 2-4 weekend traffic closure in the vicinity in order to switch over lanes to connect both ends of the nearly 2-mile-long structure to existing roadways that reach the 710 Freeway, downtown Long Beach and Terminal Island. Barring any unforeseen construction-related complications, motorists should be able to access the new bridge by the morning of Oct. 5. Final details for motorists will be announced soon, and the public is encouraged to monitor the project’s website for the latest details at

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