LONGSHORE OPPORTUNITY: PORTS OF LOS ANGELES/LONG BEACH
To be considered for potential processing toward status as an “Identified Casual” longshore worker in the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach, CA, send via first class U.S. mail a postcard (no larger than 4 by 6 inches) to JPLRC -LA/LB, P.O. Box 4479, Chatsworth, CA 91313 The card must include the applicant’s full name (first, middle, last), mailing address, and telephone number with area code. Do not mail a resume, include any other information, or put the card in an envelope. Cards that are oversized, untimely, incomplete, and illegible, etc. will be disqualified.
Cards that include additional information or decorations are subject to disqualification.
No phone calls, no personal delivery. A drawing to create a potential processing list is intended to be held from a combination of timely received public cards and “Interest Cards” (submitted through longshore industry referrals). If the number of timely public cards received exceeds that of Interest Cards received, a preliminary drawing is intended to be held just among the public cards to collect a number equal to the amount of Interest Cards. To be eligible for consideration, public cards must be received by mail no later than January 19, 2017.
A list of those selected for processing will be posted for 30 days on PMANET.ORG. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid CA driver’s license with photograph, have no disqualifying convictions, have sufficient knowledge of English to speak and understand written and verbal safety warnings in English, and be eligible to work in the U.S. Those selected for processing will be advised of additional requirements.
Only one card per person.
Anyone attempting to submit more than one card (of any type) will be disqualified. There is no fee or charge for applying. No money should be paid to any person or organization related to this recruitment program. Duplication, sale, or trade for value of an Interest Card is strictly prohibited. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification of the applicant. Casuals are not eligible for and do not receive the following: pensions, Pay Guarantee Plan, holiday pay, vacation pay, etc.
There is no guarantee of casual processing, employment, continued employment, or advancement. Casual work is sporadic and never guaranteed, but casuals must nonetheless work sufficient available hours to retain longshore dispatch privileges.
A TWIC (Transit Worker Identification Credential) is required by the Department of Homeland Security to enter all marine facilities.
Applicants are urged to familiarize themselves with TWIC application requirements: http://www.tsa.gov and 1-866-347-8371 are resources (not PMA, ILWU, or the JPLRC). Submitting a card does not guarantee processing or employment in the longshore industry. The procedures by which longshore processing and employment may be offered can be changed at any time and without notice at the discretion of the joint parties to the governing collective bargaining agreement.
Disputes and claims about any aspect of this casual process are subject to the collective bargaining agreement and its grievance procedures, must be in writing and must be received by the JPLRC (JPLRC – LA-LB Casual Processing Grievance, P. O. Box 21618, Long Beach, CA 90801) within ten (10) days of the source of the complaint.
No extensions. JPLRC decisions are final and binding. PMA member companies are equal opportunity employers.