LA Swears in a New Mayor
IBEW 11 was in the house as Karen Bass took the oath of office in an historic three-hour inauguration on Dec. 11 that featured superstar Stevie Wonder and was officiated by Vice President Kamala Harris. During her 30+ year career in politics, Bass has always been a good friend to labor. At the ceremony, Bass vowed to unite all Angelenos as the city faces rising racial tensions and surging homelessness. “We look forward to working with the new Mayor,” said Local 11 Business Manager Joël Barton, pictured above with Karen Bass and Joël’s wife, Anna Barton.