Rally in Support of IBU Jobs – Thursday May 6 at 12 Noon outside EMS Terminal Parking Lot (Terminal Island)

Attention Members:

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 6 at 12 noon, the ILWU’S Inland Boatmen’s Union (IBU) of the Pacific will be holding a rally in support of protecting their historical work and stopping their employers from giving their work to competing unions like the Seafarers International Union (SIU).  The IBU is requesting all the support it can get to protect their jobs.  We encourage any available members to attend, show support, and wear your ILWU-logo gear (t-shirts and/or caps, etc.) at this noon time rally.  Whatever support you can give will be much appreciated.  Click below for rally flyers.

In Solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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Reminder: Local 63 Stop Work Membership Meeting – Thursday, May 6

Attention Members.  Just a reminder that Local 63 will be holding a Stop Work Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 6, 6:00 pm at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro.  The meeting will be conducted pursuant to LA County and CDC Guidelines.  Please bring your face covering and ILWU Local 63 Membership ID card.  Coffee, soda, water, and popcorn will be provided. 

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Notice of May 6 Stop Work Meetings – Locals 13, 63, & 94

Attention Members:

This is notice that ILWU Locals 13, 63, and 94 will hold Stop Work Membership Meetings on Thursday, May 6.

Local 63’s May 6 Stop Work Meeting will be held at the Warner Grand Theater in San Pedro at 6 p.m. and will be conducted pursuant to LA County and CDC Guidelines.

Please bring your ILWU Local 63 Membership ID card for attendance scanning at the meeting.

Refreshments and light snacks/candy will be available for purchase at the Theater.

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Local 63 Night Business Agent Position Open for Nominations

Attention Members:

Due to the resignation of the Local 63 Night Business Agent, the Night Business Agent position is now open for nominations and will be up for election on Local 63’s May 2021 Ballot for a 6-month term.   For Members interested in seeking this position, Nomination forms are due no later than May 3 by 5:00 p.m.    Members may request  a Nomination form by email to staff@ilwu63.net or at the Local 63 Business office window. 

In Solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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Pension and Welfare Coverage during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Attention Members:

We are pleased to share the attached March 29, 2021 ILWU Coast Committee Memo concerning their recent agreement with PMA to maintain Welfare and Pension Plans coverage for ILWU members impacted by working less hours during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Notable highlights for Welfare Plan Coverage:  if a member did not work and/or was not credited at least 800 hours in 2020 to maintain Welfare coverage in 2021,  he/she will maintain Welfare coverage in 2021 so long as he/she worked at least one (1) hour in 2020.

Notable highlights for Pension Plan Coverage:  If a member did not work and/or was not credited at least 1300 hours in 2020 to earn a full pension-qualifying year in 2020, he/she will be credited with additional pension qualifying hours in 2020 for any hours worked above 1,300  hours in 2021, 2022, and 2023 until he/she reaches 1,300 hours in 2020 for a full pension-qualifying year.

Please click below to read the ILWU Coast Committee Memo for additional details.

In Solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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Online GST and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Classes

Attention Members:

Please be aware that starting today, PMA has begun sending out notification letters to members scheduling them for online General Safety Training (GST) and California Sexual Harassment Prevention Training classes.  During this online Pilot Program, you will have the option of completing the courses online or via an app that you will download.   Also, for members that do not a smart phone or computer, you will have the option to schedule in-person training classes.    Once members have completed both courses, a notification will be sent to PMA and you will be paid for completing these courses. 

In solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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