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 the Local 63 Business Office.
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.
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!