District 5 Report — March 2022

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

As of this writing, we are continuing work on the two 25 MW solar jobs with Rosendin Electric and Ferreira Construction. We are also working the two 125 MW Battery Storage projects with CSI Electric and Sargent Electric. While these projects have the most manpower, they have either peaked or are on the downhill stride.

We have several contractors working at the various Kaiser facilities throughout the Antelope Valley. Work continues at the Antelope Valley Transit Authority Bus stations, and we have contractors working at Antelope Valley Hospital, mainly on infrastructure. A big upcoming project is the one million square foot Amazon Distribution Center in Palmdale. We are feverishly working on a Community Workforce Agreement for that job. We are also on the cusp of a Community Workforce Agreement for the Antelope Valley Union High School District. Special thanks to our Business Manager Joёl Barton, our business development team and staff for all their work in securing these projects.

Remember, Brothers and Sisters, that through politics we create jobs. We have our own Brother King Moore who is currently a Lancaster City Planning Commissioner who is now running for Lancaster City Council. There are several other political races we are getting involved with.

If you are interested in taking a class in District 5, please call the hall to get your name on the list. Don’t forget that our District 5 meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. Attend your meetings to be informed on what’s going on in your area and enjoy the comradery.

I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to our Chairman Alfredo Torres, Recording Secretary King Moore, Welfare Committee officers Steve Joyner, Mike Kaminski, Dion Jensen, Ron Dreiling, Chris Bonfilio, Miguel Sanchez and Beto Gonzales. Thanks to Ray Jacinto, Juan Winters and Bryant Cooper for stepping up. A shout out also to Apprentice Coordinator Alton Wilkerson, Organizer Adalberto Gonzales and Representative Kris Mendoza for all their hard work.

Thank you to all our Brothers and Sisters for your help, participation, and involvement in making District 5 and Local 11 great!

God Bless the IBEW.

Mitch Klein

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