District 5 — December Report

Happy Holidays Brothers & Sisters,

As we are at the end of the year, I am so sorry we are not going to be able to come together for our annual Holiday party. We know how popular they are, but due to COVID-19 we are following CDC and State mandates. Hopefully by next year we will be back to normal.

We are continuing to be busy at the Defense Plants, Antelope Valley College and the Palmdale School District. We are just starting the 100 MW Battery Storage Yard in Lancaster with more solar projects to follow. We are also working the Kaiser facilities in Antelope Valley and surrounding areas. We continue to have our food drive for the upcoming holidays and our ongoing tool drive in memory of our departed Brother Deon Watson. I would like to give a shout out to our District 5 Organizer Alton Wilkerson and our Civil Service / Manufacturing Representative Kristian Mendoza for all their hard work.

Our Journeyman classes are being held on-line via Zoom. If you need your hours toward State Certification, please notify the Electrical Training Institute for further information. Our Unit 5 meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 5 pm via Zoom.

I would like to thank our stewards Summer Trout at Northrop, Adalberto Gonzales at Lockheed and Peter Sisson at Antelope Valley College. Thank you to our officers Alfredo Torres, Adalberto Gonzales, King Moore, Mike Kaminski, Luis Martinez, George Martinez, Dion Jenson, Ron Dreiling, Shane Fairbrother and Edgar Ico for all their hard work and participation. Happy New Year Brothers & Sisters.

Be safe, take care of one another and stay COVID-free

Mitch Klein

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