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

Attention Members:

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:

Attention Members:

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.

In solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

Attention Members:

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 staff@ilwu63.net 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 staff@ilwu63.net or contact the Local 63 Business Office.

In Solidarity,

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.

Port of LA’s Gene Seroka thanks the ILWU

Local 63 will update the membership regarding upcoming Membership Meetings.

Warner Grand Marquee.
New members being sworn in.
IBU brothers describing the struggle to save their jobs.
Moment of Silence for all the Local 63 members, active and retired, who passed since the last Membership Meeting.

Attention Members:

We have been notified by numerous members that over the last few days, there has been an issue submitting Work Cards online due to an “Error communicating with the server.”   Local 63 is currently working with its service providers to resolve the issue by today, if possible, and will update you as soon as we have more information.”

Thank you for your understanding and patience.

In Solidarity,

Local 63 Officers

Attention Members,

Positive news. As of May 6, 2021, LA County is now in the COVID-19 yellow tier. See above summary chart for capacity limits that have been affected. by the LA County Revised Order.

Below, you will find the Revised LA County Order along with updated CLRC Minutes regarding Face Coverings, Industry Travel, and COVID-19 related leave.

Stay safe!

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