"If you are a Casual Longshore Worker that has a work injury on the waterfront, you need to know you have the same rights under the Longshore Act as ILWU A Book Members. Call us, we can help protect your rights under the law." - Bill Turley
How Identified Casuals Fit In
The union is made up of 4 different classes. The top of the ladder is the "A" registered members. These are the full dues paying members who get the first opportunity to work. After all the "A" members get work then what is left over is taken to the "B" class members. "B" members are not members of their perspective Local but are ILWU International members and are considered apprentices and pay lesser dues and can vote only on the coastwise contract. After the "B" members have taken their jobs then what work is left over is taken to the "C" class otherwise known as "Identified Casuals" These are people who are not yet registered ILWU members. After all the "ID's" have taken jobs then any work left over is given to the "unidentified casuals."
Casuals and Longshore Act Injury Claims
Casuals and Identified Casuals have the same right to bring claims under the Longshore Act as regular members of the ILWU. In fact, under the LHWCA - A book holders, B book holders, Identified Casuals and Unidentified Casuals have the same exact rights.
If you are a casual that has been injured on the waterfront, call us - we can help.
CASUAL LONGSHORE WORKERS - PERHAPS NOT EVEN SECOND CLASS CITIZENS
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