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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Today – Johnson & Johnson 1-Shot Vaccine – LA Cruise Center Baggage Terminal Tent

Attention Members:

For members who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccination, you have an opportunity to receive one TODAY.  The Port of LA has Johnson & Johnson (1 shot) vaccinations available for ILWU workers, today, March 31, at the LA Cruise Center Baggage Terminal Tent in San Pedro. You MUST have your TWIC and PMA Card. No appointment necessary just walk-In this afternoon.

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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Johnson & Johnson “1-shot” Vaccine – 3/24 and 3/26

Attention Members:

Johnson & Johnson “1-shot” vaccines will be administered to ILWU workers (only) on Wednesday, March 24 and Friday, March 26 at the L.A. Cruise Center Baggage Terminal Tent in San Pedro from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  You MUST have your TWIC and PMA Card. No appointment necessary, just walk-In.

In solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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March 19 – Johnson & Johnson 1-Shot Vaccine for ILWU Workers

Attention Members:

Tomorrow, March 19, from 8:30 am to 4:00 p.m. at the LA Cruise Center Baggage Terminal Tent in San Pedro, the Johnson & Johnson 1-shot vaccine will be administered to ILWU workers (ONLY).  You MUST have your TWIC and PMA Cards.  No appointment necessary, just walk-up.

In Solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

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