I hope this message finds everyone well. All is good on the industrial and manufacturing front. Kinkisharyo patiently waits for an answer on the LA Metro P2550 contract, and we are hopeful that we will get an answer within the next few weeks. That contract will put around 100 of our members back to work in Palmdale and bridge the gap for another contract in the coming years for the Palmdale site.
We reached a settlement with Covanta Long Beach on an arbitration case we won that will give about half of our brothers and sisters at the facility a raise. On a more somber note, we lost a good brother, Army Veteran and lifelong electrician who had recently retired from the Long Beach Covanta facility. Sadly, Rick Ramirez passed away in late January. He will be missed.
Recently we began a campaign to organize the brothers and sisters in the City of Industry at the CRRC rail car plant. Look for more news in the coming months on welcoming these brothers and sisters into our IBEW family.
It is an honor and pleasure to represent our membership. If you have any questions about the manufacturing or industrial side of things, please feel free to give me a call.
Business Representative Manufacturing/Industrial