Hopefully, everyone is staying busy and working in these strange times. Continue to practice all the state and county guidelines on the jobsites. We want to make sure we remain essential workers during all this, so we can continue to provide for our families. The work picture in District 2 is slowly improving, but with the COVID19 restrictions starting to be lifted a little, things should start to pick back up.
The City of Long Beach has quite a bit of work going on, as everything is covered by PLAs now, thanks to everyone’s hard work to get those passed. Long Beach Airport, Cal State Long Beach, The Port of Long Beach, Port of LA, Long Beach City College all have numerous projects currently in progress along with other jobs throughout the city.
The hope is to have the Union Meetings start back up in July, all dependent upon the current COVID19 restrictions being modified. Keep an eye out for the announcements on the Local 11 website and in your emails.
I write this next part of my report with a very heavy heart. Tien Bui, a 21-year member of Local 11 and District 2, passed away on May 18th. Tien had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Tien was a beloved father to his 2 daughters, Olivia age 13 and Sophia age 12. The daughters lost their mother as well to cancer 4 years prior. Anyone that knew Tien, knew what a great guy he was. I had the honor to know Tien for 20+ years as his instructor, co-worker, and friend. He was the kind of man that would do anything for anybody, always had a smile and a positive attitude. Tien will be missed by many people, both his immediate family and his IBEW family. Please keep his daughters in your thoughts and prayers, as they deal with the loss of both parents now.
Here is a link to a video Tien’s brother put together, pictures of Tien: vimeo.com/420900993
If anyone would like to send a card or donations for Tien’s two daughters, a trust fund has been set up in their names, please send to:
Olivia & Sophia Bui c/o KimLoan Bui-Tran
15 Roseleaf, Irvine, CA 92620