Important Local 63 Election Information

Ballots for the Local 63 November Election were mailed out on November 8th to all active members who are in good standing (not owing more than $100 in fines and assessments). If you do not receive your ballot by November 13, please contact the Business Office as soon as possible. Once completed, ballots MUST be received either (a) in the Local 63 designated Business Office Lobby Ballot Box or (b) in Local 63’s designated P.O. Box by 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29th with election results to be posted by 5:00 p.m. that day.

Absolute deadline for members in good standing to request a replacement ballot or for members in bad standing to come into good standing and receive a ballot to vote is November 28th at 5:00 p.m.  Please contact or see the Local 63 Business Office for details.

Definition of Good Standing per Article IV, Section 2(K) of the Local 63 Constitution:

“For purposes of Article IV, Elections, “Good Standing” shall mean that the member has dues paid up to the current month and owes no more than $100 in fines and assessments.”

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Attention Members: Local 63’s November 2018 election ballots went out by mail on November 8.   Ballots must be received at Local 63’s P.O. Box or Local 63’s Business Office lobby ballot box no later than 10:00 a.m. on November 29.  Ballots received at any place other than the Local 63 P.O. Box or Business Office Lobby ballot box will not be valid. Election results will be posted by 5:00 p.m. on November 29.

If you do not receive a ballot in the mail by November 13, please contact the Local 63 Business Office.   Additionally, should you lose or damage your ballot, please contact the Local 63 Business no later than Thursday, November 28 at 5:00 p.m.

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Local 63 Wins Arbitration on Unjust Release of Steadies at TraPac

Attention Members:

Local 63 won this important arbitration, that pursuant to Section 8.6 of the PCCCD, the Employers need “just cause” to release steady Marine Clerks if they are going to do so without going in inverse seniority order.  In this case, the Employers were not able to prove by a preponderance (more than 50%) of the evidence that they had released the steady workers with just cause.

The Employers were found guilty and the three (3) steadies involved were returned to their steady positions at TraPac with their seniority intact.

SCAA-0020-2018 – Local 63 – Issue of Release of TraPac Steady Clerks


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Notice of Probationary Foremen Hiring Applications

Attention Members:

Click on link below for information on the 2018 Foremen Hiring Process.  Applications are available starting Monday, October 15, at PMA Long Beach.

10-15-2018 Probationary Foremen Hiring Application – Notice

Additional information:

The Joint Foremen’s Labor Relations Committee (JFLRC) will be accepting applications for foremen
registration.    Applications  will  be  available  at  the  PMA  office  in  Long  Beach  commencing on Oct. 15, 2018, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., until  Nov. 16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.   Those wishing to obtain an application must show valid photo identification (driver’s license, TWIC or PMA Identification Card).   Applications may not be obtained or returned for others.   If you wish to apply, complete, sign and date the  original  application,  then  make  two  copies  (one  copy  to  submit  with  your  original application, the other copy for your records).   Your original application, plus a copy of your  completed  application, must  be  submitted, in  person, with valid  identification by 4:00 p.m. on the deadline stated above to the JFLRC c/o the PMA office located at: One World Trade Center, Suite 1700, Long Beach, CA 90831.   Do not submit any additional information, such as resumes or photographs.




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Memorial Association Notice to Members

Attention Members:

Beginning on October 1, any car that is double parked, parked in “no parking” areas, or wrongfully parked in another tenant’s reserved parking spot, will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Thank you for your attention and cooperation.


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ILWU, Employers & Community Raise a Record $100K+ for LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs

Local 63 Members,

We are proud to report that at the 13th Annual ILWU-PMA LA Harbor Boys and Girls Clubs fundraising luncheon in June, we were able to raise a record $100,000+ for the kids of the LA Harbor community.   The Boys and Girls Clubs support our community’s children with physical and educational after-school activities.   A very important support program is called “College Bound,” which has a very high success rate of its graduates going on to college and obtaining degrees.

Below is a picture of Local 63 President, Joe Gasperov, with a recent College Bound program graduate who has now been accepted into the University of California system.  Local 63, as one of the key sponsors for this annual fundraising effort each year, receives an art piece from one of the Boys and Girls Club youth artists.

Thank you for your continued support of this important program to support our community’s children, the workers and leaders of the future.

Joe Gasperov



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