Long Beach Convention Center – Appointments for Vaccine are Mandatory

ATTENTION MEMBERS:

PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP TO THE LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER FOR A VACCINE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMEN. These actions are obstructing the flow and process for people with appointments and you will be turned away, automatically.  There are no exceptions, so please follow the rules.

More appointments will be available soon.

In Solidarity,

Michael A. Podue, President

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COVID-19 Mobile Testing Van

Attention Members:

Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach, a mobile COVID-19 testing van is now servicing the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach at various marine terminal locations, Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

The mobile van will also be available for ‘on call’ onsite testing, Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m, for terminals experiencing an outbreak or cluster of positive COVID-19 cases whereby workers were either exposed, or may have been exposed, to COVID-19 at the workplace.  

Below you will find the location and times for the mobile testing van:

Monday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Long Beach Container Terminal (LBCT)

Tuesday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

APM Terminals (Maersk)

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Total Terminals International (TTI/Hanjin)

Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Everport Terminal Services (ETS/Evergreen)

Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

WCTS/ITS

In Solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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Federal Maritime Commission Letter to President Biden

Attention Members:

On January 28, 2021, the Federal Maritime Commission sent a letter to President Biden urging him to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination and rapid testing for our nation’s maritime workforce.  This letter correctly emphasizes our critical role in moving our nation’s cargo including medical supplies, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other consumer goods.   Click below to read the letter.

The Officers will keep the membership updated as information becomes available.

In Solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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Joint Coast LRC extends Use of Face Coverings Requirement and Equipment Cleaning Protocols and Procedures through Feb. 28

The Joint Coast Labor Relations Committee has extended the use of Face Coverings Requirement and Equipment Cleaning Protocols and Procedures through February 28. As always, COVID-19 related bulletins/notices may be found on Local 63’s website under the COVID-19 tab.

Click to read the Joint Coast LRC Minutes here.

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Buscaino-Koretz-Bonin Resolution Supporting COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization for Waterfront Workers

On Tuesday, January 26, Los Angeles City Councilmembers Joe Buscaino and Paul Koretz introduced a Resolution that was passed by the Los Angeles City Council supporting the prioritization of COVID-19 vaccination for waterfront workers. Councilmember Mike Bonin seconded the Resolution in support. The Local 63 Officers will continue to keep the membership updated.

Click to read the Resolution.

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Local 63 App Issues

Attention Members:

Thank you for your patience while we work with our Local 63 app service provider to fix the last remaining glitches in the app (white screen, problem viewing night dispatch uploads and push notifications, etc), mostly affecting iPhone users. We are told that an update will be submitted to Apple by January 26/27 and should be rolled out shortly thereafter.

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