The ILWU Convention convened virtually (online) on Monday, June 14 at 11:00 a.m. It will continue through Friday, June 18. Local 63 Convention-Caucus delegates, led by President Mike Podue, attended via video conferencing equipment in Local 63’s Executive Board Room. International President Willie Adams opened up the Convention. Guest speakers included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and San Francisco Mayor London Breed. More updates to come
The developer for the Local 63 app is currently performing final testing of an updated version of the Local 63 app for iphone users. The current app is no longer working for most iphone users due to compatibility issues with the latest IOS updates. The app is currently being tested and will be ready, shortly. Thank you for your patience!
The Joint Foremen’s Labor Relations Committee (JFLRC) will be accepting applications for foremen registration. Online Application Forms will be made available at selfservice.pmanet.org using the directions outlined in the Foreman Application Flyer commencing on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. If you wish to apply, you must complete the Online Application Form and submit it online at the pmanet.org website by Wednesday, June 30, 2021. All applications must be submitted electronically at the website provided.
Only longshore workers and clerks who:
(1) are currently registered as Class A workers in Local 13 or 63, and
(2) have 10 years Class A registration in Locals 13, 63, 46 and/or 29 as of June 30, 2021 , with
(3) the minimum Qualifying Hours (described in Exhibit A), are eligible to apply to become a foreman in the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach.
For additional requirements and information, please click to read all of the Foremen Application process documents below:
Please see attached news release by ILWU Locals 13, 63, and 94 raising concerns about TTI’s pursuit of automation at Pier T in Long Beach, specifically, its impact on the community and jobs.
Click on “Download” below to read the letter.
The Officers will keep the membership updated as the situation develops.
Local 63 Officers
As announced at Local 63’s May 6th Stop Work Membership Meeting, any member seeking to submit a Resolution to the upcoming ILWU Convention or Longshore Division Caucus, must submit the Resolution to Local 63’s Business Office by 12 noon on June 2nd. Members may request a Resolution template in Word by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or downloading a Resolution template at www.ILWU63.net under the “Resources” menu and clicking on “Forms.” Resolutions will be read at Local 63’s June 3rd Membership Meeting. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or contact the Local 63 Business Office.
Local 63 Officers
On Thursday, May 6, Local 63 convened its first in-person Membership Meeting since March 2020 after which the COVID-19 pandemic began.
The meeting was a success with approximately 180 members in attendance. The meeting included new transfers being sworn in, IBU brothers speaking on their struggle to save jobs, and the Port of LA Director, Gene Seroka, thanking the ILWU for continuing to move cargo during the pandemic and breaking TEU records. See video below.
Local 63 will update the membership regarding upcoming Membership Meetings.