As many of you have seen in the Building Trades News, the ceremonial ground breaking has occurred for the new Automated People Mover at LAX. This will be a massive project slated for completion in 2023. Rosendin Electric was awarded this project and will keep a good number of our members working for the next few years.
Included in the LAX Master plan is the CONRAC project. This facility will consolidate all the rental car agencies under one roof. Morrow Meadows was awarded this project, and likewise, will keep our members working for some time.
The Midfield Satellite Concourse Project [MSC] now has close to 150 members on site working for Helix. This project is almost at peak and is expected to stay that way through summer and possibly the fall. The IBEW is well represented at LAX and is once again showing everyone why we are considered the best.
At RAMS stadium the last piece of white tube steel canopy was set followed by a topping off BBQ catered by Dulan’s for all the workers on site. The project is really starting to take shape with a 6,000 seat performing arts venue on the south end of the canopy. If you’ve been watching the job calls, you’ll have seen that some of our contractors are still requesting manpower. We have over 500 members working out there for numerous contractors performing all types of interesting work on this state-of-the-art sports venue.
DCD and the Purple Line Tunnel Boring Machine [TBM] is still in District One heading east from La Brea to the Western Station. After completion of that bore, it will be removed and placed back in at the La Brea station to start it’s trek west to La Cienega. From that point, Fisk Electric will be boring east from Century City all the way to La Cienega with a couple of stations in between. Those are some of the larger projects in the District three, but we also have multiple jobs all over the area being performed by our contractors and members. So, if you complete a job for one of our contractors and find yourself back in the hall, don’t hesitate to get back out there to keep stacking chips. These are good times, take advantage of it.
Lastly, I want to thank all our Stewards local wide, their job can be just as frustrating as it is rewarding. They deserve our respect, and our thanks. Get involved, Stay involved. It’s YOUR union!
District Three Business Agent