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Longshore Opportunity: Port of Seattle


THIS IS THE WEBSITE FOR MAKING A PUBLIC APPLICATION FOR THE DRAWING FOR POTENTIAL PROCESSING TOWARD STATUS AS AN “UNIDENTIFIED CASUAL” LONGSHORE WORKER IN THE PORT OF SEATTLE, WA

Application Period

From: September 8, 2022Through: September 15, 2022


READ THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE CONTINUING

LONGSHORE OPPORTUNITY: PORT OF SEATTLE, WA

All public applicants must complete the Online Application posted at http://seattle.casualdrawingapp.net/public. The Online Application requires that each applicant provide the applicant’s first and last names, (middle name is not required but recommended if there is one), mailing address, telephone number with Area Code, month of birth, numerical day of birth and a valid email address. Applications with missing information will not be accepted. Phone calls regarding the process will not be accepted and in-person or written applications submitted through the U.S. Postal Service will not be accepted. Applications can be submitted online beginning 8:00 a.m., PDT, on September 8, 2022 through 11:59 p.m., PDT, September 15, 2022. Applicants will be sent an email confirming submission of their application.

On or about September 26, 2022, a drawing will be held from a combination of timely received public applications and “Interest Card” applications.  If the number of timely public applications received exceeds that of the timely Interest Card applications received, a preliminary drawing will be held just among the public applications to collect a number equal to the amount of Interest Card applications.  A sequenced list of those selected for processing will be posted for 30 days at WWW.PMANET.ORG.  Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, present a valid  driver’s license with photograph, have no disqualifying convictions, have a sufficient knowledge of English to speak and understand written and verbal and 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 application per person. Anyone attempting to submit more than one application (of any type) will be disqualified. Those submitting an Interest Card application may not submit a public application as described in this ad. Duplication, sale or trade for value of an Interest Card or Interest Card code is strictly prohibited.  Violation of this rule will result in disqualification of the applicant as well as discipline and punishment of the seller or trader, up to and including possible deregistration or termination of longshore employment and dispatch privileges. There is no fee or charge for applying. No money should be paid to any person or organization related to this recruitment program. Casual longshore workers are not eligible to receive benefits provided under the collective bargaining agreement only to registered workers (for example, health insurance, pensions, holiday pay, vacation pay). There is no guarantee of 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 (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) is required by the Department of Homeland Security to enter all marine facilities. Applicants are urged to promptly familiarize themselves with TWIC application requirements: www.tsa.gov and 1-866-347-8371 are resources (not PMA, ILWU, or the Joint Port Labor Relations Committee/JPLRC).

Submitting an application 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.

Applicants are responsible for keeping the JPLRC advised of their current contact information. All contact information updates must be made in writing. Please send all contact information updates to: Seattle JPLRC – Casual Processing, P.O. Box 9348, Seattle, WA 98109-0348.

Any disputes or 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 (Seattle JPLRC – Casual Processing Grievance, P.O. Box 9348, Seattle, WA 98109-0348) within ten (10) days of the source of the complaint. No extensions. JPLRC decisions on grievances are final and binding.

PMA member companies are equal opportunity employers.

https://seattle.casualdrawingapp.net/public

Africatown Shelter Mobile Health Screening Event 1-13-2022

Onsite the mobile medical team offers clients:

Africatown Shelter Mobile Health Screening Event Thursday January 13, 2022 10am to 2pm

1607 Yesler Way

  • Walk-in primary care for acute and chronic conditions
  • STD, HIV and Hepatitis C testing
  • Family planning
  • Access to behavioral health and chemical dependency specialists
  • Naloxone overdose prevention training and kits
  • The medical van does not carry narcotics nor provide any prescription pain medications.

We can also help people connect to other community services including:

  • A doctor’s office that can provide follow-up care
  • Mental health care, including counseling
  • Substance abuse counseling and treatment via a harm reduction approach
  • Enrollment into health insurance
  • Enrollment into ORCA LIFT transportation assistance
  • Referrals to shelter, food banks, legal assistance and domestic violence programs
  • For other local community resources please call 211

Pick up your Christmas Tree Today! in front of NAAM! 2300 South Massachusetts Street

Now is the right time for you to come out and fully Support the Black Community!

Christmas Trees are now on sale in front of the Northwest African American Museum!!

Please come out and Support the Black Commmunity!

2300 S Massachusetts St, Seattle, WA 98144

See you Soon! Thank you All!

With vision for ‘African American communities and spaces of the future,’ Africatown Plaza will be next to take shape in the Central District

Community members met this week for an all-day design symposium at Washington Hall in the Central District to plan “African American communities and spaces of the future” around the Puget Sound.

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The event follows a major development in the Central District with the opening of the Liberty Bank Building and comes as the early design process for Africatown Plaza at Midtown, another fully affordable development around the 23rd and Union core, is about to begin.

“Overall, working to make sure that we still have a heart and soul and a place of unity and community,” the Africatown Community Land Trust’s K. Wyking Garrett said Saturday, before giving a shout out to last weekend’s Umoja Fest Parade, a Central Area staple since the 1940s. He wants Africatown, however, to be more than just these major celebrations, but places “where we can experience Black culture, Black music, Black culinary genius from throughout the diaspora.”


The Liberty Bank Building

At 24th and Union, the Capitol Hill Housing-led Liberty Bank Building now provides more than 100 affordable homes after opening this spring. Africatown hopes the new building can be a springboard for more equitable development in a neighborhood that has seen increased gentrification and felt the effects of mass incarceration in recent years.

Next will come Africatown Plaza at Midtown on the southern end of the Midtown Center block. Being planned as 130 units of 100% affordable housing plus street-level retail and commercial space, the project will be built at 23rd and Spring, just down from the Liberty Bank Building on the south end of the site of the former Midtown Plaza. It will include around 130 affordable housing units, specifically for “those who have been displaced due to rising rents,” as well as several thousand square feet of retail space, as previously reported by CHS.

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Be There: More4Mann on Mon August 27. Courtroom 2 William Nakamura US Courthouse 1051 6th Ave Seattle

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Umojafest 2018 – August 3 – August 5 / AfricaTown Heritage Parade

Attractions include the AfricaTown Heritage Parade featuring dance troops and drill teams, Children’s Day & Familly Fun Village, Soul N The Park, Afrobeats & Roots Stage, Heal the Hood Basketball Tournament & Hip Hop 4 Peace stage and delicious flavors of the African diaspora from restaurants, food trucks, vendor marketplace and community resource fair and more!

Visit the UMOJAFEST Website!

Africatown Staying On The Move: Africatown gets $1M+ boost from Seattle’s first Equitable Development grants

Africatown gets $1M+ boost from Seattle’s first Equitable Development grants
Posted on Friday, July 6, 2018 – 7:00 am by CHS

Africatown has been awarded a major grant as part of more than $5 million in funding for equitable development in Seattle.

“Seattle is facing an affordability crisis, which has displaced far too many and left behind many of our neighborhoods and businesses,” Mayor Jenny Durkan said about the grants. “To tackle these challenges, our City is investing in community organizations who are leading the way in creating true economic vitality and opportunity within Seattle’s most underserved communities.”

Africatown will receive $1,075,000 for “capacity-building” and “development expenses to include affordable commercial space to the Midtown affordable housing project,” according to the City of Seattle announcement of the award.

Read more at Capitol Hill Seattle Blog

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! “State of Africatown” 2018 Sat Feb 17 10am-1pm Langston Hughes!

State of Africatown 2018

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! “State of Africatown” 2018 Sat Feb 17 10am-1pm Langston Hughes!
Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (PST)
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98144

Organized by Africatown Central District

23rd and Union development update: Notes on Africatown Plaza

As developers snag every available piece of land in the booming real estate market of Central Seattle, African American community members demand a seat at the table when it comes to who fills the future Africatown portion of Midtown development at 23rd and Union. How do you address the concerns of a diverse community while understanding the history of the land the development is being built on? By meeting, bringing those voices together, and giving them a chance to express their concerns and desires for positive change.

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Plans for Africatown Plaza rise at 23rd and Union


Garrett, center, with Forterra’s Michelle Connor and Chris Persons of Capitol Hill Housing (Image: Africatown Plaza)

The newly formed Africatown Community Land Trust entered an agreement with Capitol Hill Housing and Lake Union Partners, the Seattle development company that bought the Midtown Center block in May.

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