District 5 Report — July 2022

Brothers and Sisters,

As we are in the heat of summer, staying hydrated is of utmost importance. We are working outside on many of our jobs, so be alert. Watch for our brothers and sisters to make sure nobody is suffering from heat related-illnesses.

On the work front, CSI Electric is currently working school parking structure solar arrays and continuing work throughout the defense plants. On the horizon, CSI secured 225 MW solar, battery storage and substation project. This job will be worked in cooperation with our sister Local 428, Bakersfield, as this project lies in both locals’ jurisdictions. Besides the basic five trade agreement, there will be a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between both Locals.

Taft Electric has been hiring at Antelope Valley College. Work continues at Antelope Valley Hospital with Baker Electric and Pacific Industrial Electric.

We are still trying to fill our LAQSP class, if you are interested, please contact District 5. This will be a two-weekend class, 32 hours, which will count toward your state certification.

Don’t forget our annual Local 11 Picnic is August 6. Please, plan on attending what will be a great day for the whole family. While there, come say hi to Mitch the Pirate, who will be handling the kids games where there are no losers, only winners.

I’m glad to announce that the upcoming General meetings will be virtual. You can now go to any District to watch and participate in the meeting. As a reminder, our District 5 Unit meetings are the second Tuesday of every month at 5 p.m. Please come hear the latest and greatest news and enjoy the camaraderie.

I want to give a big thank you to Business Representative Kris Mendoza, Organizer Beto Gonzales, Apprentice Coordinator Alton Wilkerson and Business Development Ben Frank along with our officers for all their hard work and participation.

God bless this Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

Mitch Klein

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