Bulletins

Bulletin #13-15

 

Bulletin #13-15

 

March 20, 2015

 

ILWU 36TH CONVENTION &

LONGSHORE DIVISION CAUCUS

 

The ILWU Caucus Delegates will be attending the ILWU 36th Convention (June 8-12, 2015) and Caucus (June 15-19, 2015) in Honolulu, HI.  The Convention and Caucus address policy setting for the International and the Longshore Division.  If you are interested in submitting a Resolution, you may contact your Caucus Delegate.  The Delegates are as follows (in alphabetical order): Eric Aldape, Ray Benavente, Alonzo Bonilla, Julie Brady, Joe Cortez, Victor Hudak, George Lujan, Agalelei (Sam) Moega, Bobby Olvera, Jr., Michael Piazza and Frank Ponce De Leon.  You may call the President’s Administrative Assistant, Irene Huerta at Local 13 (310-830-1130 x115) and ask her to take a message for the Caucus Delegate or send her an email atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. She will then contact the Delegate on your behalf.  Resolutions must address policy setting issues for the International and the Longshore Division.  Please note:  This is NOT A CONTRACT CAUCUS

 

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING RESOLUTIONS IS MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015.  APPROVED RESOLUTIONS WILL BE READ AT THE MAY 2015 MEMBERSHIP MEETING.

 

HOW TO WRITE A RESOLUTION

 

“WHEREAS”

Whereas means because or considering that.  We use the word whereas to identify the basis of making our Resolution. This might be explaining a problem that we hope to solve, or an unsafe work condition that we hope to remedy.

MANY OF THE RANK AND FILE OF LOCAL 13 HAVE LITTLE OR NO EXPERIENCE WITH CAUCUS RESOLUTIONS

“AND WHEREAS”

If there is more than one reason for making the Resolution, the argument for the Resolution proceeds through separate logical steps.  We introduce new components with the phrase “and whereas.”

 

IDEAS FOR THE CONTRACT COME FROM THE RANK AND FILE WHICH CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A FINER CONTRACT AND BETTER LIFE ON THE WATERFRONT

“THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED”

Here is the actual Resolution.  This is where we define the action we want to take.  If this involves adding to or changing the language of the Agreement, be precise about which Section we are talking about.

 

THE DELEGATES SHALL PREPARE A SIMPLE EXAMPLE TO BE USED TO INSTRUCT THE RANK AND FILE AS TO THE FORM, CONTENT, AND PURPOSE OF THE RESOLUTION

 

 

2015 SPRING RUN-OFF ELECTION

 

 

The offices for the Membership Committee (16), Political Action Committee (6) and Executive Board (25) will be included along with any other offices in the run-off election.  The run-off election will take place at the date, time and place indicated below.

 

Date:         March 24th, 25th and 26th, 2015

Time:        6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Place:        ILWU Memorial Hall

                 231 W. “C” Street      

                 Wilmington, CA 90744

 

 

OFFICE OF LOCAL 13 CLOSED

CESAR CHAVEZ BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY

 

The Office of Local 13 will be closed on Tuesday, March 31, 2014 in observance of Cesar Chavez Birthday Holiday.

 

 

CESAR CHAVEZ PAID BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY

 

Cesar Chavez Birthday Holiday Tuesday, March 31, 2015 is a paid holiday.  Only registered persons who have 800 qualifying hours in the prior payroll year (2014) and meet the availability requirements for at least two of the five days (exclusive of the holiday)Monday through Friday will receive a paid holiday for Cesar Chavez Birthday.  This means you must work two of the days: Monday, March 30Wednesday, April 1, Thursday, April 2 and Friday, April 3, 2014.

 

Under the current contract one does not have to meet the availability requirements if you worked 1300 hours in the prior payroll year (2014) to receive Cesar Chavez Birthday Holiday pay. 

 

Persons taking a vacation during the holiday week must report the vacation to the Records Clerk before April 3, 2015.  Persons not receiving holiday pay because of illness, injury, jury duty, etc. must file a claim with the Records Clerk before May 22, 2015.  The Cesar Chavez birthday holiday pay will be paid on the pay check of April 17, 2015.

 

ATTENTION

 

Any members who did not make their hours in 2014 (800/1300) please contact the Records Clerk regarding vacation and holiday pay.

 

 

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP MEETING

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015 @ 7:30 P.M.

 

All members who have been elected to an office or committee, you need to be at the Regular Membership Meeting to be sworn in to office. 

 

 

 

Fraternally,

Bobby Olvera, Jr.                                              Mondo Porras                                                   Mark Williams

President                                                          Vice President                                                  Secretary/Treasurer

 

 

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