District 2 Report — September 2021
My Brothers and Sisters,
Work is still slow here in the D2 area, outside of the refinery calls. If you do not have your RSO-20 and/or TWIC and would like to work the refineries, please get these ASAP. You get the fees reimbursed and a stipend from the union. Just a side note on the TWIC: it also works for the TSA precheck for flying.
Currently at dispatch, for the Shultz calls at Marathon, if you have a paid receipt for the TWIC card, we will accept that as the requirement of the TWIC card itself. Also, if you do not have the RSO-20, you can take the call as long as you sign up with OSCA the same day you take the call. They are doing the hair follicle test and background check, so while OSCA is doing this, it gives you time to get the RSO-20 classes completed. The contractor is not paying for your time while taking the RSO classes. The only time they pay for is while you are at OSCA taking the required drug/alcohol test, and any site-specific training you will need.
If you have any questions on this regarding dispatch, please call me (626) 375-5721. If you have any questions regarding the job itself, please call Manny Solis (626) 318-7442
As discussed before, Gregg Electric will have a few large-scale projects coming in the near future at the Long Beach Airport: one for Amazon and one for a company that builds rockets and will have the world’s largest 3-D printer.
There will be a new water treatment facility being built in Torrance, probably sometime in early 2022. It still has not gone out for bid yet, but it is covered under a PLA.
Don’t forget to apply for your free tickets on the Local 11 website for this year’s picnic. It will be held on October 23 at the same place as our last event: the Hollywood Sports Facility in Bellflower.
As our job site environments seem to change frequently these days, please call with any questions. Currently, we are starting to see owners, builders/developers and general contractors asking that the manpower on the job sites be vaccinated.
We are continuing to have the District 2 monthly meetings at the South Bay Hall at 5 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Stop by the next one, have some good food and share some stories with other brothers and sisters you may not have seen in a while. And as always, Dave Grabowski will be there with Robert Diaz and Joe Herrera, with T-shirts and raffle items to support the District 2 Welfare Committee. Come see what’s new.
As always, it is an honor and pleasure to serve this membership as your District 2 business agent.
Dispatcher / District 2 Agent