District 3 — August Report

Well, the ratification of our new 3-year contract is behind us, and it’s time to get back to what we do best: Build Los Angeles County. And there is no shortage of work. As far as work on the Westside, we have the usual jobs that have been going on for some time. Namely the stadium, LAX, and the MTA. Tutor Perini should be putting in calls soon for the third stage of the Purple line that starts in Century City and heads east. Fisk Electric is out there already doing temp power and will be building out the stations in the future. Tutor Perini will be calling out people to build and operate the tunnel boring machine (TBM). Pro-Cal is also doing light fixture retro fitting in the area for LAUSD, and on some jobs, paying over scale to get the manpower they need. I can’t recall a construction boom in LA like the one we are going through now. If you know of anyone in the electrical industry who is not a member, get them in contact with our organizing department. In district three we have Oscar Martinez, whose been doing an outstanding job ever since joining our staff.

Also at this time, I’d like to mention the new members to the District 3 welfare committee. Christopher Kron, Ormond Brown and John Brown. Their service is appreciated. And to all the stewards out there, thank you. It can be a thankless job, but they deserve our respect. Get involved. Stay involved. It’s YOUR union.

In solidarity,

Mike Costigan
District Three Business Agent

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