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Longshore and Shipping News
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Local 63 Member and Safety Rep Kenny Ursich Honored

On Sunday, April 19, 2015, Local 63 Member and Safety Rep Kenny Ursich was honored at HBI's 21st Annual Cesar Chavez Labor Tribute for his many years of work helping to make a safer work environment for our Marine Clerks and Longshoremen.

Thank you Brother Ursich!


REMINDER ON DISPATCH RULE ND-21

REMINDER FROM THE LOCAL 63 OFFICERS REGARDING DISPATCH RULE ND-21 (this rule applies to all training including GST):

Night Clerks attending day training class may at, their option, take the prior night off OR take the night of the training off; however, they must take one or the other.



APRIL 3 - LONGSHORE DIVISION CAUCUS VOTES UP TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
Longshore Division Caucus voted up the PCL&CA Tentative Agreement.

Click on above link to read April 3, 2015 press release from the International.

Local 63 will review this Tentative Agreement with the Local 63 Membership on April 21, 2014. See your monthly bulletin for details.


PROPELLER CLUB SEAFOOD FEAST

Click on above link to read more information about this annual event that the ILWU supports.


SUPERCARGO CLASS SIGN-UPS
SUPERCARGO CLASS SIGN-UP – Sign-ups in the Dispatch Hall for Supercargo training will begin on Wednesday, April 1st through Thursday, April 30th 2015. Any Local 63 member who is Key Qualified or is completing their Key qualifications, prior to the Supercargo class start date, may sign-up during that period for the class. Date is to be determined in May.

CONGRESSWOMAN JANICE HAHN CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION OF PMA

February 25, 2014 Press Release:

Washington, DC—Today, at two separate Congressional hearings, Congresswoman Janice Hahn (CA-44) continued her steady advocacy for strong ports by calling for an investigation into recent activity by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and testifying in front of the House Budget Committee for increased port funding in the upcoming budget.

This morning, at a hearing of the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Congresswoman Hahn urged Federal Maritime Chairman Mario Cordero to investigate actions by the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) during recent labor contract negotiations at West Coast ports.

“I would like the Federal Maritime Commission to look into some of the unilateral actions by PMA in terms of not allowing workers to work evenings and weekends,” said Congresswoman Hahn. “I would like to see a full investigation so in five years during the next contract negotiations we don’t have that kind of lockdown at our West Coast ports.”

PMA curtailed nighttime, weekend and holiday shifts for the last several weeks of the negotiations, preventing dockworkers from working and causing a massive backlog of containers.

“PMA’s actions were inexcusable, and I worry that the damage they did will be irreversible,” said Congresswoman Hahn. “I think it is possible that the business our West Coast ports lost might never come back.”


ILWU-PMA PRESS RELEASE ON THE PARTIES REACHING TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON A NEW COASTWISE CONTRACT

Click on above link to read ILWU-PMA release on the Coast Negotiating Committee reaching tentative agreement on a new coastwise Contract.

This Contract is subject to Caucus ratification and secret ballot approval of the Membership.

More information will be forthcoming.




LOCAL 63 HELPS FEED THE COMMUNITY
On November 25, 2014, Local 63 Officers and Members joined Locals 13, 94 and other ILWU locals and community members in their annual effort to help "feed the community" at Thanksgiving time. Thanksgiving baskets were assembled and distributed to needy families.

Click on link to see a few pictures from the event. Pictures include Local 63 Secretary Richard Finlay, Day Business Agent Maureen Gutierrez, members Mike Ponce and Chris Bradley, and Congresswomen Janice Hahn and Loretta Sanchez.

ILWU Local 63 is proud to be a part of this annual effort. Members and their families and friends are welcome to volunteer next year. We will keep you posted with details.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!



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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