Local 63 Website and Smart Phone App

Local 63 Members, please note that registration on Local 63’s website has not been activated, therefore, please do not attempt to register on this website as Local 63 does not have members’ only content.

All members’ only content is posted in Local 63’s smart phone app.  If you have a smart phone, Local 63 members are encouraged to sign up for our free members’ only app in your app store.

Attention members of the public, please do not attempt to register on this website as it will have no effect.

Thank you.

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Attention Members: Extended Deadlines for LA-LB Casual Process

Attention Members:

The ILWU and PMA have agreed to extend deadlines for the current LA-LB Longshore Casual Opportunity process – Applies to “Interest Cards” and “R Cards” only.

See below changes:

  • Interest Card deadline: Is now Tuesday, January 24th (was Jan. 19th)
  • R Card Process: Is now Monday, January 23rd and Tuesday, January 24th (was Jan. 19th and 20th)
  • R Card Deadline: Is now Monday, January 30th  (was Jan. 27th)


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January 12 Newspaper Ads – 2017 LA/LB Casual Process

FYI, for members, family, and public seeking information/instructions for those interested in submitting a “Public Card” into the upcoming Casual Process lottery, the ILWU and PMA have engaged a firm to place an information ad in the following newspapers on January 12, 2017.  Please see the ad for precise information:

The Los Angeles Times

The Long Beach Press Telegram

The Daily Breeze

La Opinion

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Attention Members – Upcoming Casual Acquisition Process

Attention Members:


For several months the Joint Port Labor Relations Committee has been in discussions regarding the establishment of the new casual acquisition list for the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach (Per CLRC-0015-2015).   Below is timeline of the upcoming events leading to the lottery set to take place on February 6, 2017. Furthermore, the below timeline is consistent with the 2004 casual hall hiring process guidelines of CLRC-012-2004.

The Joint Port Labor Relations Committee is committed to the following items.

  1. An Independent third-party (InterOptimis) vendor will administer the distribution, collection, and administration of both Interest and Public Cards.  InterOptimis will report to the JPLRC and maintain the records of the casual processing.
  2. Interest Cards: All Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach Fully Registered (Class A) and limited (Class B) Registered Longshore workers, Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach registered Marine Clerks, Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach Registered Foremen/Walking Bosses, active Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach Identified Casuals, and the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach direct Employers will receive Interest Cards.  The direct Employers will receive a total of 500 cards.
  3. January 2, 2017 the PMA will mail a Replacement Card (“R” Card) Notice to all eligible recipients explaining the procedure and requirements to apply for a (“R” Card).  See item 5 below.
  4. January 9, 2017.  Interest cards will be mailed to all recipients.  Interest cards will be matched to each recipient with a unique number on each card.  It is imperative that the applicant follow the instructions and deadlines set out on the Interest Card.
  5. Eligible recipients who have not received their Interest Card from InterOptimis by January 19, 2017 will be required to go to the PMA Training Center, in person, on January 19, 2017 and January 20, 2017.  Their Interest Card will be voided and InterOptimis will distribute a Replacement Card (“R” Card).  Only the member will be allowed to pick up the “R” card and will be required to show a picture ID and provide a signature before receiving the “R” card.  After the two agreed-to dates, InterOptimis will not distribute any additional cards.  Should an eligible recipient not receive an interest card and fail to appear at PMA in person on the two agreed-to dates, they forfeit their interest card, with no appeal provided.
  6. January 12, 2017 Published Advertisement to be placed in four local newspapers explaining the procedures for individuals who do not possess an Interest Card and can mail to the JPLRC, care of the third-party (InterOptimis) a card containing all the information set forth in the advertisement.
  7. January 19, 2017 Interest Card and Public Card PO Box “Closed.”  Interest Cards and Public cards must be received by mail no later than January 19, 2017
  8. January 27, 2017 “R” Cards PO Box “Closed.”  Replacement Cards must be received by mail no later than January 27, 2017
  9. February 6, 2017 The Committee agreed that the Casual lottery draw shall commence.
  10. Lottery Site to be determined.
  11. InterOptimis will count the Interest Cards prior to the day of the lottery to determine the exact number of Interest Cards that will need to be matched from the Public Cards.  On the day of the draw, the Arbitrator(s) will count the Interest Cards and read the count into the record.  If the count does not match, the Arbitrator(s) will do a recount and that count shall be the final number.
  12. For the first draw, InterOptimis will select Public Cards until there is a number equivalent to that of the received Interest Cards.
  13. For the second draw, the Interest Cards will be placed in one barrel and the Public Cards will be placed in a separate barrel.  The Arbitrator(s) will select one Interest Card and then select one Public Card with Interest Cards being selected in odd numbers and Public Cards selected in even numbers.  Cards will be drawn in that order until all cards have been selected.  First, the Arbitrator(s) will draw 3,400 cards and pass the cards to InterOptimis for the assignment of a sequence number.  InterOptimis will then read the name and the sequence number into the record and conduct the initial disqualification process for the first 3,400 selected cards.  Then, the Arbitrator(s) will draw the remaining cards and pass them to InterOptimis for the assignment of a sequence number.  InterOptimis will read the name and the sequence number into the record without conducting the initial disqualification process.  For the remaining cards, the initial disqualification process may be scheduled for a later date.
  14. During the initial disqualification process, if a card must be disqualified, InterOptimis will read the sequence number and DQ reason(s) into the record.  At the end of each week, the Committee will review all disqualified cards. If the Committee is unable to agree on a disqualification, the Arbitrator will immediately decide if the disqualification was proper and read his decision into the record.  No arbitration award will be provided.
  15. Representatives from Local 13 and Local 63 will participate throughout the casual lottery process.
  16. The following postal locations have been established (walk-in):
  • For the Interest Cards: 10919 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills/San Fernando, CA
  • For the “R” cards: 18039 Chatsworth Street, Granada Hills, CA
  • For the Public Cards: 15701 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, CA






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