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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

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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How school makes kids less intelligent | Eddy Zhong

How school makes kids less intelligent | Eddy Zhong | TEDxYouth@BeaconStreet

Assessing the state of Africatown amid rapid Central District redevelopment

Assessing the state of Africatown amid rapid Central District redevelopment

Posted on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 – 7:34 am by Bryan Cohen

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K. Wyking Garrett speaking during the Black Wall Street event. (Image: CHS)

In the struggle to forge a neighborhood identity in the same vein as the Chinatown/International District, Africatown has come to represent a movement as much as neighborhood — a movement to create more black institutions, businesses, and influence in the the Central District.

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Jan 15 2016 – 3rd annual State of Africatown

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The third annual State of Africatown will be held on January 15 at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and will feature presentations on the accomplishments of the last year as well as vision, opportunities and challenges facing our community in 2016.

2015 was a productive year for Central District based Africatown Seattle initiatives ending with and Human Rights Award followed by the signing of legislation formally designating the Central Area as an Arts & Cultural District focused honoring, preserving and developing the Black and African Diaspora contributions to Seattle.

Register here

One person reported shot in foot after Harvard gunfire — Also, overnight shots in the Central District

One person reported shot in foot after Harvard gunfire — Also, overnight shots in the Central District
Posted on Sunday, October 4, 2015 – 7:39 am by jseattle

A Seattle Police officer heard multiple, rapid fire gunshots ring out across Pike/Pine early Sunday morning and Seattle Fire treated a victim reported to have been shot in the foot in a second night of gunfire in the area. Meanwhile, police found shell casings and a large crowd following a second reported “assault with weapons” incident in the Central District — but, fortunately, no victim.

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A Former Black FBI Agent Speaks About Martin, Malcolm, Music And More

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n 1975, Darthard Perry, a former FBI agent, went on record and explained the lengths that the government goes to examine and study African American culture. The man, a self-proclaimed “infiltrator,” speaks – seemingly with pride – on how he helped tear down Black organizations and how the culture was flipped back on the people. “You can take their culture and use it against them,” he says in the video. The video is marveling to watch, albeit disgusting. The agent was interviewed by the legendary journalist Gil Nobel (RIP).

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THROWING OFF THE EMPIRE’S CHAINS

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BY POOJA BHATIAJUL 042015

“Beyond the mountains there are mountains,” goes the Haitian saying. It refers to the country’s rugged topography, but it’s a good metaphor for much else, including stories about Haiti.
One of those concerns the Siege of Savannah in 1779, which pitted American Revolutionary forces against British imperialists in the Southern state of Georgia. More than 500 free men of color participated, recruited in colonial Saint-Domingue by a French admiral under the banner of Chasseurs Volontaires d’Amérique. It was a gross irony, of course, because the independent United States would not be a good place for black men.

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China in driving seat as Ethiopian capital gets new tramway

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Addis Ababa (AFP) – Sub-Saharan Africa’s first modern tramway opened in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday, marking the completion of a massive Chinese-funded infrastructure project hailed as a major step in the country’s economic development.

Even before the ribbon was cut, several hundred residents were queueing for a ride on the Chinese-driven trams, which have the capacity to carry 60,000 passengers a day across the capital of Africa’s second most populous nation.
The two line, 34-kilometre (21 mile) system was built by the China Railway Engineering Corporation (CREC) . The project cost $475 million, 85 percent of which has been covered by China’s Exim bank.

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