I hope summer has passed by for you and your family in a safe and relaxing way. In the local, there has been a good amount of activity which includes a steady employment work picture for all. Work in this arm of our industry continues to be robust.
Local 11 would like to welcome Herzog Contracting Corporation which was awarded the Metrolink Maintenance Contract. The members of Unit 17 were able to seamlessly leave employment with the existing employer and become Employees of Herzog. In addition, the employer has brought 10 new hires into membership in Local 11. Welcome to the newcomers!
In the next few weeks, our Billboard Maintenance Agreement will be negotiated for its next term. Not only are billboards used for general advertising, but they also offer Public Service Announcements which in these times of crisis are vital for each and every one of us. Our signatory contractor, OutFront Media, is the employer.
After many decades, Local 11 member Enrique Saavedra, owner of Sign Industries, has announced his retirement. Congratulations Henry!
Transportation Systems Apprentice candidates are an ongoing need. If you know someone, please have them apply at LAETT.com
If you have any questions or would like to contact me, I can be reached by phone or email.