How do I become a Longshore worker?
New longshore workers are brought into the industry under the control of the Coast Labor Relations Committee (a Committee of ILWU and Employer representatives.) When necessary, and after a specific local port area has made a determination that new Casual workers are needed in that port, a public notice will be posted, usually through one or more local newspapers, describing the detailed steps to follow in order to be considered as an applicant.
Those individuals who have followed an approved Casual hiring process in a given port area, are assigned a randomly generated sequence number. For applicants who have received a sequence number but have not yet been processed, information regarding your status can be gathered by checking/confirming the sequence number posted on the PMA website. It is important to note that in many cases, the processing of casuals is not an ongoing event. For instance, if in a given port the approved number of Casual workers have been processed, further Casual processing may cease until such time that additional Casuals are needed. While an applicant may have been given a sequence number, there is/was no guarantee of employment as a longshore worker.
Important: The industry does not accept applications for employment as a longshore worker. Submitting applications or seeking longshore employment directly from the local PMA or ILWU office is not an approved hiring method and will not result in an offer of employment.
Taken from PMA Website Here
Is the new website complete?
No. There are still a large number of planned additions on top of regular updates of industry and union news. The members area will also have updated Union business information.
How do I change my username?
How do I change my email address?
Go to the user details page here. When you log in under the "members" tab there is a User Details menu.
How do I change my user information?
Go to the user details page here. When you log in under the "members" tab there is a User Details menu. You can change your name, password, and/or email address. Your username is permanent.
How do I get a new password if I forgot mine?
Our forgot password page will walk you through the simple steps here. For this to work you must have already validated you account and entered a valid email address. If you did not do either of these steps you must go to the ILWU Offices and verify your Union status and submit a account rest which will take several days to process and activate.
Why is ilwu-local13.com still running?
There is still various information on that website not transferred over to the new site yet like dispatch summaries. We are also waiting for the membership mail that announced the website changes in addition to giving members their log in information for the website.
Is ilwu13.com an official ILWU Local 13 website?
Yes, it has been closely worked on with several Officers and Committees as well as the Executive Board.
When will dispatch summaries be available?
The system is currently in place and we are working with the dispatchers to have everything integrated by 10/17/2011
What is my email address used for?
Do I need to give my email address?
No, but without a valid email address the automated system for password recovery will not work. This forces you to go to the ILWU Offices and verify your Union status and submit an account rest which will take several days to process and activate.
How do I log in?
ILWU Local 13 mailed out usernames and temporary passwords to all currently active members on 10/6/2011 For more information on the steps to log in see out Log in instruction page here