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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

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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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!

Exposing and Defeating the Fascist Creep

In light of the fact that Donald Trump is president, and that his consigliere Steve Bannon has publicly expressed a favorable view of the Italian fascist and SS enthusiast Julius Evola; considering the possibility that the neofascist Marine Le Pen’s Front National could win the 2017 elections in France; and given the explosive violence targeting Muslims, Jews and people of color in the US since Trump’s election, the time is certainly right to read and widely discuss Alexander Reid Ross’s new book, Against the Fascist Creep (AK Press, 2017).

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MLK DAY 2017

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From: Capitol Hill Seattle

Official crowd estimates for events like the annual Seattle MLK Day march are hard to come by but organizers said Monday the 2017 gathering might have been the largest in the 35-year history of the event.

You could also measure the crowd by the CHS video — four and a half minutes to walk from the start of the procession to the SPD contingent bringing up the rear. The marchers passed from Garfield High School to E Union then E Madison and onto the Federal Building downtown.

You can learn more about the history of the event and the day of workshops at Garfield High School that accompany it at mlkseattle.org

Here’s how Seattle became so segregated

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A new look at New Deal ‘redlining’ maps offers insight into subtle racism’s not-so-subtle predecessor

The “redlining” maps minted during the New Deal were a roadmap for investment in America’s cities. Seattle was no exception in warning bankers off extending loans to home buyers in non-white neighborhoods. Here’s a look some of the more racist descriptions offered about Seattle’s neighborhoods back in 1936. They’re rated “A” to “D,” with “A” being best.

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The *other* lawsuit at 23rd and Union: Activist sues property owners, City Hall for ‘strong racial hostility’

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Posted on Friday, April 1, 2016 – 12:04 pm by jseattle

The battle to sell off the Midtown Center property at 23rd and Union is keeping the courts busy. CHS broke the news this week on the family legal fight holding up a $23.5 million deal to sell the property to a California-based apartment developer.

Now we have learned of another legal fight stemming from the issues at Midtown that might have more immediate ramifications for the block while setting up a last stand of sorts for a long time part of the activist community around Africatown.

Omari Tahir-Garrett is suing everyone from the family partnership behind Midtown Center to Kshama Sawant and Seattle City Light in a federal civil rights lawsuit brought after utilities were cut off the property where his UMOJA P.E.A.C.E Center is located at 24th and E Spring.

In his suit, Tahir-Garrett alleges that the long list of defendants acted on “strong racial hostility” and violated his first amendment rights because of “Black community activism” —

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Nickelsville campers relocate to UMOJA Center property in the CD

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Nickelsville campers relocate to UMOJA Center property in the CD
Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 – 1:29 pm by Bryan Cohen

The fallout from last week’s eviction of the Nickelsville camp near the intersection of Seattle’s two interstates has reached the Central District. Around 20 former Nickelsville campers have temporarily relocated to the UMOJA P.E.A.C.E Center property at 23rd and E Spring. A dozen sleeping tents and a kitchen tent went up on the property earlier this week.

The now displaced residents of the sanctioned tent and tiny house encampment on Dearborn Ave. were evicted by property owners Coho Real Estate after the campers voted to disassociate from the Nickelsville organization and run the camp themselves, citing unfair treatment by the Nickelsville leadership. Coho had partnered with the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd to sponsor the site and lawfully host it on its property.

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Creating Africatown In Seattle’s Central District

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Bill Radke speaks with Wyking Garrett about his vision to create an Africatown — akin to a Chinatown or International District — in Seattle. Garrett sees Africatown as a way to expand and preserve the African-American identity of Seattle’s Central District.

LISTEN TO AFRICATOWN COMMUNTY LEADER WYKING GARRETT