July 29, 2019
Sisters and Brothers,
Thank you to the almost 2000 members who voted last Saturday, July 27, 2019, to ratify the Inside Wiremen’s Agreement, effective July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2022. Those in attendance voted 1389 (72.3%) to accept and 531 (27.6%) to reject the proposals. There was one blank ballot. Enclosed you will find the changes or additions to the previous agreement. Once we collaborate and print the new Inside Wiremen’s Agreement between Local 11 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Los Angeles County Chapter National Electrical Contractors Association 2019-2022 it will be mailed to all associated with the Agreement to the address on file with the Local Union.
These negotiations were emotional, arduous and taxing on each negotiating committee member whether IBEW or NECA. However, we were able to come together at the 24th hour to hammer out an Agreement which is beneficial to both parties. Remember, any and all grudges, ill feelings or transgressions are forgotten and forgiven. We now move forward together as one to further the industry, secure more work for our IBEW members and NECA contractors and make Los Angeles the greatest union city in America. This contract could not have been forged without you the members solidarity, tenacity and steadfast will during negotiations. Whether it be turning out in large numbers for the first set of proposals which were rejected, getting involved with phone calls or talking about it on the job, it was you, the members, who brought this to the finish and created the best Inside Wiremen’s Agreement in IBEW Local 11’s history. You should be proud of what we have accomplished together.
In closing, I am forever grateful and honored to serve as your business manager. I never take for granted the responsibility and commitment you have entrusted in me. Your family, fellow workers and you incorporate every decision I make on your behalf. Remember to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
IBEW 11 Business Manager