Feb 8 – Local 63 Attends Event Honoring Dave Arian in San Pedro

On February 8th, LA City and the Port of LA held a special event in San Pedro to honor deceased Brother Dave Arian, former ILWU International President.  The City renamed Miner Street “Dave Arian Way” in his honor and the City and Port dedicated a bench to Brother Arian.   ILWU International President Willie Adams, Local 13 President Ray Familathe, and many others gave heart-warming remarks.   Included are a couple of pictures below with President Mike Podue, Secretary Mike Carranza, Brother Arian’s daughter Justine (L63 active) and his sister, Larraine (L63 retired).

Local 63 Group PIc - Mike-Mike-Larraine-Justine



Justine Arian

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Coronavirus Safety Bulletin and Precautionary Measures

Attention Members:

For your heath and safety, we are providing you Coronavirus precautionary measures information from PMA and the Coast Guard.   Click on link below for this information.

PMA Coronavirus Precautions – January 30, 2020

For all members, it is recommended, in order to help prevent Coronavirus infection, do the same things you do to avoid the common cold:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Keep your hands and fingers away from your eyes, nose, and mouth; and
  • Avoid close contact with those people who are infected.

Information from the World Health Organization:

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As always, safety first!


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April 20-24 ILWU Longshore Division Caucus – Caucus Resolutions

Attention Members:

The ILWU Coast Longshore Division is convening a Caucus during the week of April 20-24, 2020.

Caucus Resolutions, adopted by the Local 63 Membership at a Membership Meeting, are due at the Coast Longshore Division no later than March  27, 2019.   Caucus Delegates have up until the 2nd Day of the Caucus at 5:30 p.m. to submit Caucus Resolutions.

Please keep in mind that this is not a Contract Caucus.

Members may access template Caucus Resolution forms at www.ILWU63.net under “Resources” and “Forms” or at the Local 63 Business Office.  Please submit Caucus Resolutions prior to the February or March Local 63 Membership Meetings for reading and consideration at the respective Meeting.

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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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