Marine Clerks Annual Holiday Luncheon – Friday December 20


It’s that time of the year again!   Local 63’s Annual Holiday Luncheon.  Friday, December 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the Local 63 Dispatch Hall.   Come have a great time with fellow Members.  Food will be catered.

We also encourage all Members to bring an unwrapped toy for the ILWU Holiday Toy Drive.   This toy drive provides toys to needy families in the community.

See you soon!

Local 63 Holiday Luncheon


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Help the ILWU Local 56 Ship Scalers – Food Drive

Attention Members:

The ILWU Southern California District Council (SCDC) is organizing a food drive to help support the struggling Local 56 Ship Scalers who are only currently receiving a work opportunity 2-3 days per week.  This is an especially harsh time with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays rapidly approaching.   A container to collect non-perishable food donations  is in the Local 63 Dispatch hall.  Please  click on link below to see information flyer.

Thank you.

10-31-2019 Local 56 Food Drive


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Local 63 Wins Second Arbitration at Fenix Marine Services over 30% Steady Posting

In this latest arbitration decision at Fenix Marine Services, the Employers maintained that the Union violated steady posting procedures outlined in Arbitration Award SCAA-0023-1997 by preventing a 25% qualified member from beginning steady employment as a 30% Rail Planner when qualified 30% members had applied and were not given first preference by the employers.

The Arbitration Panel ruled in favor of the Union ruling that the Officers of Local 63 did not violate the posting procedures outlined in Arbitration Award SCAA-0023-1997 when they blocked the member from beginning steady employment at Fenix Marine Services as outlined in EC-224-2018.

10-22-2019-SCAA-0015-2019-Alleged Violation of Steady Posting Procedures


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Local 63 Member Richard “Ricardo” Jacobelly takes 2nd Place in 8th Annual ILWU Texas Hold ‘em Poker Tournament

On Thursday night, Oct. 17th, Local 63 member and past Secretary, Dispatcher, and Business Agent, Richard “Ricardo” Jacobelly, took 2nd place in an all night battle lasting until 12:30 a.m. the next morning.  Local 13 Dispatcher, Gabe Padron, took 1st place.  Local 13 member Victor Navarro, took 3rd place.   In a great showing of support and solidarity, Local 26 members showed up and made the final table, one of whom took 4th place.

The players raised $10,000 that evening, when combined with ILWU, industry, and community sponsorships, puts this year’s fundraising at around $80,000+ for childhood cancer research.  We can all be proud of this accomplishment as the ILWU is now a top 20 national fundraiser for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation outpacing many fortune 500 company fundraisers.

Congrats to the players and supporters!


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