On September 11, 2021, we, IBEW Local 11 Sound & Communications unit, were scheduled for a Unit meeting. Sadly, the meeting did not take place, as a quorum was not met. While this was a constant occurrence at one time, over the past few years our members have been in attendance. These meetings are a good time for you to talk with other members from other contractors, discuss possible contract infractions and get to know your business agent and organizer. We always try to have something to munch on for the attendees … donuts, coffee, burritos, eggs and pancakes – you get the idea.
Soon, we will begin discussions on the upcoming contract negotiations, and your input will be expected. I hope that you will find the time to join us, and I do realize that many of you are working harder than you ever have before. It appears that we are picking up a larger percentage of the work in Los Angeles than we ever have before. Much of this is due to the PLAs, PSAs and CWAs that have been negotiated between developers here in Los Angeles and the Building Trades. While all of this work is a great thing, our membership needs to keep up on the certs that our contractors are calling for: VDV, FLS, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, LAQSP. While having these certs does not guarantee you a job, for many contractors, these are a must.
Our future looks bright, with work for years to come. Make sure that you are ready for it.
Work safe. Play hard.