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THURSDAY MAY 1 WILL BE A REGULAR MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Attention Members: Local 63 will be holding a Regular Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 1.


More Long Beach Harbor Dept Road Closure Updates

From the Long Beach Harbor Dept:

As preparation for the Gerald Desmond Bridge Replacement Project, the contractor plans to close the southbound I-710 freeway to westbound Ocean Boulevard connector ramp at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The connector will be demolished to clear a path for the new bridge foundations. The closure will remain in effect for approximately 30 months until the new bridge and approach structures are constructed.

Associated with this, a temporary closure of the underlying rail tracks and southbound Harbor Scenic Drive will occur from May 23 to May 26, 2014 (Memorial Day), in order to demolish the structure that spans Harbor Scenic Drive and the rail tracks.

This week, the contractor is closing the Pico Avenue/9th Street off-ramp from southbound I-710 to begin mitigation improvements to the long-term detour route. The off-ramp closure is planned for Wednesday, April 16, and Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and again on Wednesday, April 23, and Thursday, April 24, 2014, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The detour route is southbound I-710 to westbound Harbor Scenic Drive to Harbor Plaza, and then right on northbound Pico Avenue. Due to the Anaheim Street Improvement Project, the detour route of Anaheim Street to 9th Street to Pico Avenue will not available.

Detailed fliers with detour routes for these closures will be distributed on Monday, April 14, 2014, and made available on the project website at www.newgdbridge.com.



UNION PREVAILS IN COAST ARBITRATION CONCERNING TCC WORK IN PORTLAND

Click on link to read this Coast Arbitration Award in which the Union prevailed on its jurisdiction claims in Portland.


FYI - UPCOMING LONG BEACH FREEWAY 710 CONNECTOR RAMP CLOSURE
Click on link to read "Road Closure Update" from the Port of Long Beach.

Closure Dates and times:
When: 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 and Thursday, April 17. The ramp will open by 6 a.m. the following morning. The closure will repeat 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, April 21; Wednesday, April 23; and Thursday, April 24. The ramp will open by 6 a.m. the following morning.*Please note that closure date and times are subject to change.


Mike Podue honored at Cesar Chavez Event

On Sunday, March 30, Local 63 LRC Representative Mike Podue was honored for his leadership and commitment to Labor at the HBI's 20th Annual Cesar Chavez luncheon celebration at the Double Tree Cabrillo Marina Hotel in San Pedro.

Click on link to see some pictures from the event. More will follow in the photo gallery this week.



Tall Ships Festival Coming to POLA - August 20-24


REMINDER ON DISPATCH CHECK-IN TIMES

Reminder, if you work, the following are the earliest check-in times for Dispatch:

1st Shift -- 4:30 p.m.

2nd Shift - 2:30 a.m.

3rd Shift - 7:30 a.m.

*Exception, if you worked a vessel that finished, you can check-in when the ship is done.




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