Attention Members,

NEW LOCAL 63 WORK CARD APP

After many months of development, we are pleased to announce the launch of the online work card for Local 63.  We partnered with the developer of the popular “My Timebook” app, who is a member of Local 13, to create a version specifically for Local 63.  This new version allows you to use the app as you normally would and record your work history and track your jobs, hours and pay, etc.  When the month is complete you can simply hit “submit” and the electronic version of your card will be submitted to Local 63 with a date and timestamp to record that it was submitted. 

This feature will be activated on the 1st day of each month, so that you can submit the previous month’s work card.  For example, you can begin using the app now in April and then starting on May 1st, you can electronically submit April’s card.  This will replace the paper card mailed to you each month and you will not be required to submit that one if you choose to use the app.  The app developer charges an annual license fee of $2.99 per year which is paid through the app stores on your phone (“App Store” on iPhone’s and “Play Store” on Androids).  We have also installed an iPad in the Records Clerk office for members that wish to submit their work card electronically, but do not have a smart phone.  The Records Clerk Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For members that would prefer to still use and submit the paper card, we will continue mailing these for your use.  However, there is no need to do both. 

To learn more about getting started and how to use the Time Book app features, please watch the instructional video below.  You may pause the video, as needed. Please note: as you will see in the video, the app will allow you to take disability, vacation, etc. for each day of that status for Work Card purposes only. This does not replace reporting requirements to the Local 63 Business Office, Records Clerk, etc.

Many thanks to Local 63 Executive Board member, John Sestich, for his assistance in developing the app and putting together the instructional tools for the Membership. Please note that this instructional video was made for iPhone users (a majority of users).

Android users, please note: you may notice small differences in your TimeBook app compared to the below instructional video. For example, when setting up your user profile in My Timebook, you find the 3-dots menu in the top right of the calendar view as opposed to the bottom left for iPhone users.

Click Video button to watch Local 63 Online Work Card Instructional Video using an iPhone:

NEW LOCAL 63 WORK CARD PORTAL

We are also pleased to announce the launch of our new Local 63 web portal, www.Local63WorkCard.com.   In this web portal, you will be able to view all of your Work Cards submitted through the “My Timebook” app, along with the date and time of submission.  To get started, please go to www.Local63WorkCard.com. For your convenience, we have links to this site on the top of our homepage at www.ILWU63.net or in the Local 63 app under Info & Resources.   Your username is your Registration Number.  Your default password is your last name (in all lower case letters).  For your security, we recommend that you log in and change your password.  To do so, just click on “View Profile” or the “Profile” menu tab.   After doing so, you will need to go into your My TimeBook app and update your “Profile” with your new password in order to have the ability to submit Local 63 Work Cards.  For your convenience, there is a link to this site in the homepage menu at www.ILWU63.net as well as in the Local 63 app under “My Info & Resources.”    

In this portal, you will be able to view previously-submitted Work Cards and a reminder about upcoming Work Cards to be submitted.  There is also a “Contact” button to send a message to the Local 63 Records Clerk.

If you have any questions, please contact Robert Maynez at rmaynez@ilwu63.net  If the app has a technical glitch, you may contact the developer, George Velasquez, at laptopindustries@gmail.com.

As with any new product launch, we anticipate the need to make some changes along the way, so please don’t hesitate to give us some suggestions or raise any issue you discover while using it. 

Fraternally,

ILWU Local 63 Officers