Bulletin # 17-12
May 30, 2012
REGULAR MEMBERSHIP MEETING
THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m.
CLASS B STEWARD MEETING
Effective Monday, June 11, 2012 – there will ONLY be ONE CLASS B STEWARD MEETING PER MONTH starting at 7:00 p.m. at the ILWU Memorial Hall.
ANTI WAL-MART RALLY COMMITTEE
If you put up campaign posters from any past election – please remove all signs from ALL terminals immediately. If you do not comply with the request, the terminals will not allow any signs in future elections.
STEADY EMPLOYMENT –
5 YEARS IN THE HOLD
On October 15, 1997 the Union met with PMA to resolve the issue of Employers hiring steady men with less than 5 years in the hold and also “B” men as steady UTR drivers. “The Union stated that, in accordance with LRC meeting No. 32-88, March 4, 1988, the waiver of the five (5) year rule is not a waiver to allow a Class “A” Longshore person with fewer than five years of Class “A” registration to seek steady employment. Historically, a newly-elevated Class “A” longshore person has been ineligible for steady skilled employment until he or she has completed five years in the Joint Dispatch Hall. Furthermore, the Union maintained that Class “B” Longhsore persons are ineligible for steady skilled employment.”
Following considerable discussion, the LRC Committee agreed to resolve this issue by requiring steadily skilled employed longshore personnel with fewer than five (5) years of Class “A” registration and Class “B” longshore persons, to return to the Joint Longshore Dispatch Hall, effective Saturday, October 25, 1997.
However, this agreement does not pertain to Sweepers, Shovelers, CFS, Gearmen or Mechanics.
Joe Cortez Bobby Olvera, Jr. Chris Viramontes
President Vice President Secretary/Treasurer