President’s Message — September 2020
Brothers and Sisters,
First, I want to commend you all on being exceptionally professional on the job during this pandemic and taking care and looking out for one another.
During Labor Day, the L.A. County Fed. held a foodbank give away and our local was asked to provide our BBQ cook trailer plus volunteers to cook and hand out lunch to the foodbank volunteers. A shout out (thank you) to brother Mario Barragan for taking the lead on the food purchase, set up, and operation of the BBQ service. Also, a big thank you to all the Local 11
volunteers who cooked, prepped and handed out the food. Each one of the food bank volunteers were fed and happy.
We are now into the 9th month of this year and the job picture is still strong. The big job (SoFi Stadium) has reached substantial completion and many of our contractors have had layoffs and
sent members back to the hall. I just want to assure you all that we have seen a great many pre-job meetings and there is a lot more, good, long term jobs coming up.
Our business agents are being careful and continue to visit jobsites. They are appointing job stewards where needed and taking your calls to address your individual needs. Their contact information can be found on our website, www.ibew11.org.
As I write this message, our local will have hosted our first “Informational Membership Meeting” via ZOOM. The intent and desire are to connect with you (the membership) and inform you of the latest ongoing business and address various topics of union involvement. Our Business Manager has also instructed the district agents to plan on hosting “ZOOM” unit meetings. Planning and coordination are taking place as we speak.
Our local is dedicated to keeping our membership informed. Please take the time to log on to the website and see what’s new at Local 11.
As always, if you have questions, concerns or even compliments, just call your business agent or the local offices and we’ll do our best to answer your concerns.
Be Safe and work productively.
Gaylord “Rusty” Roten
IBEW 11 President