CURRENT NEWS

2024-02-26 Women’s Maritime Conference 2024 Event Agenda February 29,2024 – March 3,2024
Please Read Letter Gateway Terminals RE: Concerning Geovista Credit Union deductions. Attached are directions for handling as a direct deposit. PLEASE READ HERE. Posted 2024-02-08
NLRB NOTICE to EMPLOYEES and MEMBERS of ILA Local 1475 Case(s)10-CB-266481 PLEASE READ HERE Posted 2024-02-07
READ: GSA-ILA Welfare Fund We expect to receive possession of overage checks Wednesday, January 31, 2024, and Distribute checks Thursday, February 1, 2024. Distribution will be in Rae’s Hall, Garden City Terminal Thursday, February 1, 2024, from 0600 thru 1400. If you signed up for Direct Deposit for your Container Royalty check, please check your account as these will also be direct deposited. If you have any questions please contact the Secretary Treasurer, not Dispatch. Posted 2024-01-30.
2024-01-04 ILA Local 1475 Clerks and Checkers Union Election Results as administered and certified by Orsini & Associates, the independent third party, the following are the election results of the runoff election: President Ricky Deloach, Vice President Joshua Thomas, Deck and Dock VP Louis Sharpe, and Business Agent Pat Howard. The final vote counts are attached to this document. Posted 2024-01-04
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Run-off Ballots received as of 2024-01-03. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2024-01-03
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Run-off Ballots received as of 2023-12-29. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-29
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Run-off Ballots received as of 2023-12-28. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-29
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Run-off Ballots received as of 2023-12-26. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-27
Read Re: Walking in the Observance Day Parade Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15,2024. If you are a member and interested in representing ILA Local 1475 by walking in the parade, please text Sheba McPherson at (912)844-3351 by Friday, December 29,2023. Posted 2023-12-27
•Read USMX ILA MPP Vendor Transition Letter Re: Move from Prudential/Empower to John Hancock. Transition starting February 1, 2024. Registration on February 15,2024 or after. Communications will be sent directly to active participants. Posted 2023-12-27
•2023-12-20 PLEASE READ: Clerk Safety Standards Working Vessels email attachment HERE. Starting 01/01/2024 Gateway will enforce all PPE standards for working in the lead with HATCH CLERKS the same as DOCK and SHIPSIDE personnel. Posted 2023-12-20
•Please Read 2023 ILA Local Voting Instructions Run Off and ILA Local 1475 SAMPLE Run Off Ballot. Ballots received after January 3, 2023, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Posted 2023-12-19
PLEASE READ: Position of e-stops on RTGs: Each RTG is equipped with 6 different emergency-stop buttons that can be reached from the ground, three per side. Driver side there is one at the forward and rear wheel sets as well as one at the ladder for the operator to enter the machine. On the backside they are located at the forward and rear wheel sets and at the fueling station.  Depending upon the model they are either directly above the wheel set or on the inside of the wheel. In the event of an emergency simply press the e-stop and it will shut down the machine.  Please circulate this information with your locals. See Postion of e-stop RTGs002, Postion of e-stop RTGs003, Postion of e-stop RTGs004, and Postion of e-stop RTGs005. Posted 2023-12-15
ILA Local 1475 Clerks and Checkers Union Election Results
As administered and certified by Orsini & Associates, the independent third party, the following are the election results of the initial 2023 Officers and Elected Officials Race (runoff election forthcoming):
President – Runoff – Ricky Deloach & Joseph Powers
Vice President – Runoff – Eddie Ramsey & Joshua Thomas
Vice President for Dock & Deck – Runoff – Jimmy Hogan & Louis Sharpe
Recording Secretary – Beth Tilton
Treasurer – Teri Williams
Business Agent – Runoff – Pat Howard & Curtis Jenkins
Extra List Monitor – Joy Padgett
Seniority Board – Gordon Hale
Sergeant at Arms – David Armstrong
Alternate Trustee – Donnie Bell
Membership Committee – Anastasia Knight, Kelly Lowe, Sheba McPherson
Executive Board – Doug Baggett, Michael Bailey, Kristen Davis, Bobby Dzienny, Mark Eichenlaub Sr, Patrick Lowe, Dan Spencer
Auditing Committee – Kristen Davis, Sheba McPherson, Lynn Zeigler
By-Laws Committee – Bobby Dzienny, Thomas Powers, Lynn Zeigler
The final vote counts are attached to this document. The position of Recording Secretary was designated by acclamation, as such, no voting details are provided. Posted 2023-12-14
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Ballots received as of 2023-12-12. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-12.
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Ballots received as of 2023-12-11. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-11
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Ballots received as of 2023-12-09. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-10
Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Ballots received as of 2023-12-07. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-08
READ: SADEF Vacation/Holiday, we expect to receive possession of checks by Thursday, December 14, 2023, and Distribute checks Friday, December 15, 2023. Distribution will be in Rae’s Hall, Garden City Terminal Friday, December 15, 2023, from 0600 thru 1400. There is NOT Direct Deposit for your Vacation/Holiday. If you have any questions please contact the Secretary Treasurer, NOT Dispatch. Posted 2023-12-07.
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Read 2023 ILA Local 1475 Election Ballots received as of 2023-12-05. The list HERE is by identifying number on your return envelope. Posted 2023-12-05
Please Read: correspondence from President Robb with blessings for a Happy Thanksgiving 2023! HERE Posted 2023-11-22
PLEASE READ LOCAL 1475 VOTING MEMBERSHIP: In fairness to all candidates a second ballot will be mailed today as per the election instructions. If you have returned your ballot already, it will be discarded. THE SECOND BALLOT WILL BE MARKED IN THE TOP RIGHT CORNER – 2B (IN RED). THIS IS THE ONLY BALLOT THAT WILL BE COUNTED. Posted 2023-11-21
Read: Following is the sample ballot for our upcoming election. A packet will be mailed out on Tuesday, November 21st with a numbered ballot and instructions. Please mark your ballot accordingly and mail back ASAP, as per instructions. Ballots MUST be received back by December 12. After receiving your packet, if you have questions, you may call Patti Wilson at 912-658-4421 or Brenda Arnold at 912-601-2118. Posted 2023-11-17
ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Circular 2023-11-03 “Who’s taking Risks?” Read here in English; here in Spanish. Posted 2023-11-03.
Read USMX-ILA MPP Money Purchase & Savings Plans- Top 3 Questions posted 2023-10-26
2023-10-10 ILA Local 1475 Category Credit System Updated October 10,2023
Read HERE 2023-09-19 Letter from Exec. Vice-President Emeritus RE_ILA Local 1475 related to its Deck and Dock and Clerks Seniority Lists. Posted 2023-09-27
2023-09-26 ILA Local 1475 Category Credit System Updated Sept.25,2023
Read 2023-09-07 ILA Employers Welfare Fund Notice TO: All Qualifying Participants, RE: Documentation of Entitlement for Qualifying Participants. Read HERE. Please be advised: The requirements MUST be met. Failure to Provide the required information and documentation WILL result in delayed benefits. This year the Fund Office will start accepting enrollment effective September 11, 2023, for newly covered or recovered participants for the current contract (October 1,2022- September 30,2023) as soon as 700.00 hours have been earned. Newly covered or recovered participants enrollment will be Monday through Friday, 10am -4pm. Posted 2023-09-17
2021-07-09 Clerk and Checker/Deck and Dock Proposal: Memorandum of Understanding for Clerks and Checkers SeniorityDeck and Dock Representatives Challenge List (MOU for Clerks and Checkers Seniority), and Challenges Issues by Committee Members Recommendations submitted to the International Committee. International Committee finalized all Decisions. Posted 2023-09-14
2023-09-12 ILA Local 1475 Category Credit System Updated 2023-09-12
ILA~USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Circular 2023-09 JSC provides a short discussion about global on-dock/CY hand injuries lately experienced in container operations 04 September 2023 Read here in English; here in Spanish. Posted 2023-09-05
ILA Local 1475 Category Credit System updated 2023-08-25
ILA Local 1475 Category Credit System 2023-08-24
2023-08-24 NEW Temporary MOU Between the ILA 1475 Clerk and Checkers and Gateway Terminals on Tech Vessel Manning Staffing at Garden City Terminal AUGUST 17, 2023 
2023-07-31 ATTENTION! Effective Tuesday, August 1,2023! Queueing times for day line up ONLY will be changing to 3:30 for A-X; 3:40 for Y-GG and DnD, and 3:50 for HH1, HH2 and Casuals. This is to alleviate dispatching calls during queue up times. Revised 2023-07-31
2023-07-31 ATTENTION! Effective Immediately! Queuing times for day line up ONLY will be changing to 3:30 for A-X; 3:40 for Y-GG and DnD, and 3:50 for HH1, HH2 and Casuals. This is to alleviate dispatching calls during queue up times.
2023-07-14 Letter from International Longshoremen’s Assoc. President Harold J. Daggett RE: Local 1475 Negotiation for Additional Positions READ HERE. Posted 2023-07-14.
2023-07-12 Worker’ Rights are Human Rights RALLY! July 12,2023 South Carolina State House READ more HERE. Posted 2023-07-09.

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Earlier 2023

2023-06-20 1475 Safety Officer roles and Responsibilities Read HERE. Posted 2023-06-21
2023-06-14 The Fifty-Sixth Convention of the International Longshoremen’s Association, ILA Local 1475 Delegates are: Ricky Deloach, Marion ‘Donnie’ Bell, Recording Secretary Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Tilton, and Executive Board Chairman Joseph ‘Joe’ Cetti Jr. Posted 2023-06-18
2023-06-01 Letter from District President Alan A. Robb Re: Local 1475 Seniority System-10-CB-288927 Read HERE. This will be implemented on Sunday evening, June 18,2023 for Day line up on Monday, June 19,2023 as per Exhibit A, Proposed Addendum to MOU on page 3, which was finalized on June 14, 2023.  Posted 2023-06-15.
•2023-05-10 Letter RE: ILA Local 1475 Seniority System from ILA District President Alan A. Robb. Please Read HERE. Posted 2023-05-11
•ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Circular 2023-05 [08 May 2023] DISTRACTED DRIVING ALERT Please Read in English HERE or Read in Spanish HERE. Posted 2023-05-10
• April 28, 2023 | Letter from District President Alan A. Robb RE: Local 1475 Seniority System and the Proposed Addendum to MOU. Read HERE. Posted 2023-05-01.
Read the 2023-04-25 Letter from District President Alan A. Robb RE: Local 1475 Seniority System and the Proposed Addendum to MOU. Read HERE. Posted 2023-04-26.
Read 2023-04-05 ILA President Harold J. Daggett Letter RE: Local 1475 Referral System, Read HERE. Posted 2023-04-05.
In the Effort to Comply with the Code of Ethics, Please Read HERE the ZO category dispatch alphabetical rotation, will begin in the night lineup Wednesday, March 29, 2023. Posted 2023-03-29
ILA~USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Circular 2023-03 (04 March 2023) Entry Into Shipboard Enclosed Spaces. Please Read in English HERE and in Spanish HERE. Posted 2023-03-08
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ALL PERSONNEL: Important, Please Read! Automatic Records will officially end on January 31, 2023. Please read HERE. Posted 2023-01-27
•LA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH-Alert (26 January 2023): OSHA Revises Enforcement Policy. Please read HERE. Posted 2023-1-27
•LA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH-Alert (16 January 2023): OSHA Civil Monetary Fines Going Up. Please read HERE. Posted 2023-1-27
•LA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Circular (4 January 2023): OSH Circular: Seatbelts Save Lives. Please read in English HERE and in Spanish HERE. Posted 2023-1-27

Previous

•Read ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee OSH Circular (05 December 2022) attached in both English HERE and Spanish HERE. In it, Accidents at ILA-USMX Ports: ‘Who’s Getting Hurt and Where?’; the JSC provides an excerpted statistical snapshot of our OSH experience for the 1st half of CY 2022. Posted 2022-12-05
•Read OSH Circular 2022-11-04 in both English HERE and Spanish HERE. In it, the JSC raises some important awareness about an IMO legal instrument (a “Convention”) that effects the safety of our industry in a very significant way. Posted 2022-11-06
•READ 2022-10-03 ILA Letter RE: 70 Million Distribution of CR Monies HERE. Additional Requirements Received from the CRCCF Fund for the (Additional Container Royalty Fund) HERE. We expect to receive possession of checks Thursday, November 3, 2022, and Distribute checks Friday, November 4, 2022. Distribution will be in Rae’s Hall, Garden City Terminal Friday, November 4, 2022, from 0600 thru 1400. If you signed up for Direct Deposit for your Container Royalty check, please check your account as these will also be direct deposited. If you have any questions please contact the Secretary Treasurer, not Dispatch. Posted 2022-11-02
•Read 2022-11-01 Correspondence from ILA District President Robb: Make Sure Everyone Participates in the Upcoming Election on November 8, 2022, Read HERE posted 2022-11-02
•Read 2022-08 ILA~USMX OSH Alert HERE. This alert discusses potentially hazardous atmospheres that may be found inside intermodal containers. posted 2022-10-23
•URGENT: New Queue Up Numbers & Times Effective 9-30-22. Read HERE posted 2022-09-28
Read 2022-09-05 ILA~USMX OSH Circular English Here and Spanish Here. In it, the JSC raises some awareness about the dangers associated with being a pedestrian at marine terminals. posted 2022-09-17
Read 2022-08-16 Letter of Response from ILA District President Alan Robb RE: Motion to Amend MOU by Local 1475 Executive Board. Read HERE posted 2022-08-23
Read 2022-08-17 Email from Robert Wills HS&E Manager Gateway Terminals RE: Proper Footwear in the workplace. Read HERE posted 2022-08-19
Read 2022-08-17 ILA Employers Welfare Fund Notice TO: All Qualifying Participants, RE: Documentation of Entitlement for Qualifying Participants. Read HEREposted 2022-08-19
2022 N4 Hatch Clerk/Field Clerk – Ocean Terminal Version 6.6.2022 has been uploaded under Important Documents/Tutorials. Read HEREposted 2022-08-06
Read 2022-08-03 Letter of Response Re: Floor Motion from July 13, 2022, Monthly Membership Meeting, in reference to upcoming seniority classification. Read HERE. posted 2022-08-04

• Read 2022-06-30 Proposed Updated Hiring Hall Rules for Seniority Personnel from the June Special meeting for the revised Hiring Hall Rules, with additions *changes from the floor, **changes from the Hiring Hall Rules Committee, ***changes from the Executive Board. Please refer to your Monthly Membership Notice for the attachment and DISCUSSION ONLY information. Read HEREposted 2022-06-30

• Proposed Updated Hiring Hall Rules for Seniority Personnel. Wednesday, June 15,2022 Special Membership Meeting for Discussion ONLY Read HERE. posted 2022-06-12
• 2022-05-26 Summary Plan Description of the South Atlantic ILA Employers Vacation and Holiday Trust Fund and Plan. Read HERE. posted 2022-06-12

• 2022-4-21 OSH ALERT 2022-06 Workplace Heat Hazards: OSHA Announces Launch of National Emphasis Enforcement Program. Read HERE. posted 2022-04-21

• 2022-04-20 ILASavannah.com issues/changes update April 21,2022 at 00:01 Please see hereposted 2022-04-21

• Read International Longshoremen’s Association Local 1475 Extra Hiring Hall Rules updated 2022-04-20 here.

• See 2022-04-19 Letter from District President Alan Robb RE: Local 1475 Motion hereposted 2022-04-20

• Read ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee alert on CDC’s new COVID-19 Quarantine & Isolation guidance hereposted 04-13-22

• 04/04/2022 ATTENTION Additional Gateway positions needed solely in support of N4 GO LIVE. Staffing and Start times: 04/04-08/2022 Kitchen, Gate 3, Gate 4, and Gate 8 SUBJECT to CHANGE DAILY. Please see attached schedules hereposted 03/30/2022

 Read 2022-03-24 Letter from SAGCD President Alan Robb here. posted 03-24-22
• Read 2-25-2022 Response Letter re Extra List 5 from Executive Vice President Emeritus Benny Holland here. posted 03-21-22
• Read ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee on CDC Zone-Specific Masking Recommendations hereposted 3-11-22
• View Prudential Retirement Web Registration Process instructions here. posted 03-7-22
• Read 12-01-2021 Letter of Clarification from Executive Vice President Emeritus Benny Holland here. posted 01-13-22
• ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee reviewing new CDC recommendations for COVID quarantine/isolation. Latest info here. posted 01-11-22
• ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee reviewing new CDC recommendations for COVID quarantine/isolation. Latest info hereposted 12-31-21
•IMPORTANT PAYROLL INFORMATION! Read new payroll company info here, and fill out and return IRS Form W-4 (here) and GA Form G-4 (here) ASAP! posted 12-17-21
• Read ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee data about on-the-job injuries hereposted 12-6-21
• Read about the Covid Relief Fund here. posted 12-6-21
•Container Royalty Checks will be distributed from 6 AM -2 PM on Dec. 3 in the Ceres Breakroom of Rae’s Hall posted 12-2-21
ATTENTION EXTRA LIST 1-5 & EMERGENCY PERSONNEL: Please Readposted 12-1-21
• Read 10-18-21 Letter of Clarification from Executive Vice President Emeritus Benny Holland here. posted 11-5-21
USMX-ILA Money Purchase Fund & Savings Plan Form – MUST BE SENT IN BY NOVEMBER 12, 2021! posted 11-4-21
 Read Legislative Update from ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee here. posted 11-4-21
• Read APPROVED International Memorandum of Understanding hereposted 10-19-21
• Read GPA Text Alerts Information here. posted 10-17-21
• Read International Memorandum of Understanding hereposted 10-12-21 (NOTE: Superseded by 10-19-21 post above)
• Read ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee’s Circular on Distracted Driving here. posted 10-5-21
• Category Credit System Information hereposted 9-30-21
• Read the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee’s Latest Alert on Safe Container Top-Lifting hereposted 9-15-21
• ATTENTION UNION MEMBERS: THE EXECUTIVE BOARD HAS VOTED TO CANCEL THE SEPTEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING DUE TO COVID. posted 9-4-21
• ATTENTION UNION MEMBERS: Due to the recent rise in COVID-19 cases, the August 11, 2021 membership meeting has been CANCELLED, along with our Labor Day Party on September 6, 2021. Please note that masks and social distancing will be required for your protection during the all-day vote at Raes Hall on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. For your safety, please be vigilant during this time and follow COVID safety/prevention guidelines from CDC here and OSHA here. posted 8-7-21
• Read the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee’s Latest Alert on Covid-19 Isolation & Quarantine hereposted 8-4-21
• Read the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee’s circular on Covid-19 Breakthrough infections hereposted 7-22-21
• Read new guidance from the ILA South Atlantic & Gulf Coast District Blue Ribbon Panel on the Work Dress Code hereposted 6-30-21
• See the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee’s latest guidance on the Novel Coronavirus hereposted 6-30-21
• Read the ILA-USMX Joint Safety Committee’s circular on Guarding Against Heat-Induced Stress hereposted 6-10-21
• Per the Executive Board, the ‘queuing up’ reminder (example: “Queue Up Time in One Minute”) will no longer be available as of 11:59 PM Sunday, June 6, 2021. Please set a personal alarm if you feel you need the reminder.
posted 6-4-21
• Our CnC Training committee has provided an updated Container Field Clerk Tutorial. Please take a moment to view their hard work.
posted 5-5-21
• Queue up begins: Night work at 3:30-3:45 pm / Day work at 5:00-5:15 pm
• All Seniority Personnel: If you are not marked up and have NOT queued up, you DO NOT have the ability to AO. posted 4-28-21
• New MPP information has been added to the Documents page.
posted 4-14-21
• Click for the latest Covid-19 Update.
posted 4-4-21