Getting a Job as a Longshoreman

How do I go about applying for a job as a longshoreman?

By Montez from Brunswick, GA

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June 3, 20102 found this helpful
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Hello,
My uncle was a longshoreman. He said to go to the local Longshoreman's Union and sign up. There are also ships that go to dangerous places so please be careful and ask for their destination and stops in between. Good luck, you will make good $.

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July 20, 20190 found this helpful

I Was a longshoreman loved it shipping & scalers union best job of my life peir 70 single dad looking to return to the docks

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August 25, 20190 found this helpful

I would like to know the qualifications of being a longshoreman

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful
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I would imagine you should check with the different shipping companies. You could even check with your local job service.

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September 22, 20110 found this helpful
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You could try to contact an International Longshoreman's Union in Newark. Here is a list of eight ILA unions in New Jersey: www.unions.org/.../16

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May 9, 20121 found this helpful
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Everyone is a little off. I'm a casual working in the Port of Seattle. Basically, you have to wait until there is a signup for your area. PMA (Pacific Marine Association) will usually have that information because they are the ones that pay to train you.

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Thousands apply, then they shuffle all of the applicants and you hope you get picked. You don't have to be a union member to initially get in. It takes awhile you have to be patient. I got on the training list and it took me 4 1/2 years to get my first shift. No training is required because they train within.

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March 6, 20180 found this helpful

You seem to be the most accurate, so maybe you can answer this question for me? If I'm already on the list (I've still got about 3 more years or so before I'm in) can the casual who gave me their interest card take that away and would that get me off the list? Basically, the person is threatening to "take their card back" saying that it'll remove me from the list so I'm just trying to figure out if that's really possible.

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May 6, 20180 found this helpful

What do you mean that it took 4.5 years before you received your 1st shift?... Wow!, so you don't just pay your dues you also have to wait a long period of time for acceptance?... That means no benefits for 4.5 years let along being able to become an actual Longshoreman & not just a Casual?...

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I was hoping that it only took as long as it took for you to pay for it... Meaning there's a cost to become a Longshoreman as well as a Casual... So it do not quite works that way?

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January 28, 20110 found this helpful

Besides what redhatterb suggested you can also call Longshoreman unions in or near your area for information.

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January 30, 20110 found this helpful

Checking with a lot of shipping companies. Try Googling it for the opportunities available.

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January 13, 20170 found this helpful

Please kindly send me the po box mailing address of ilwu casual hiring in longbeach CA thank you.very much for your time.

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