President’s Message – December 2022
2022: Work Well Done
Brothers and Sisters,
This year is coming to an end, and I am pleased to say that we can look back on work well done. Considering that the economy is trying to get back into full operation (while slowing inflation), our construction industry has done very well. We’ve increased our wages, maintained our fringe benefits and worked more safely with less injury.
This coming year has a lot more work in store for us. IBEW Local 11 has several “sizable” projects in the works: the “INTUIT” sports arena should be in full stride in 2023, and UCLA Harbor General Hospital (11 buildings) as well as all our local oil refineries are engaged in extensive electrical upgrades. And LAX airport has several existing projects and many more additional projects to come.
It’s also important to seek continuing any additional education in our industry. Staying “a cut above the rest” in your expertise as an electrician is always encouraged. When new technologies like electric charging stations come onboard, we need to be ready!
As always, if you have any questions please contact your local agents or give our main office a call. I would like to wish you all a very happy holidays! Be safe out there!
Gaylord R “Rusty” Roten
President IBEW Local 11