My Brothers and Sisters,
I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe during these times. There’s light at the end of the tunnel as more and more people are being vaccinated, and the COVID cases are declining. With the help from our Business Manager, Joël Barton, Local 11 has been able to provide numerous COVID vaccines for our members. According to the Governor, California should be 100% open come June 15. This is good news for everyone, and we can get back to in person meetings again!
The South Bay Hall is fully open and operating effective Monday April19. All classifications can sign the books, take calls just like at Commerce, D4 and D5. If you haven’t been by the new hall, make sure to stop by if you’re in the neighborhood.
It’s at 2150 W. 190th Street, Torrance 90501.
The new District 6 hall should be up and running by the first part of June. The address is 830 N. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar.
Currently there are multiple projects in the D2 area, most of which have been ongoing for a while. Long Beach and the refineries continue to be the mainstay of the job calls for the D2 area. There were 223 job calls for March, an increase of 113 job calls from February.
Conti Has been steadily placing calls for the Long Beach VA Hospital. There will be a new water treatment facility called Brackish, coming to the Torrance area in the future. The PLA was just finalized for this project, so stay tuned for jobs later in the year. There is also an upcoming Fire Boat House project in the Port of Long Beach.
Keep your State Certification up to date; do not let it lapse. Sign up for a class at ETI in person or online at laett.com. Alton Wilkerson is the new Apprentice Coordinator, if you’re an apprentice and have any issue of any kind, please call his cell (661) 903-3996 or email email@example.com.
If you are currently not working and want to request your travel letter, you can now request it online at firstname.lastname@example.org
As always, it is my honor to serve as your District 2 Business Agent.
Dispatcher / District 2 Agent