District 2 — May Report

My Brothers and Sisters,

Hopefully, everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day during these crazy times. Thank you to all who served in the Armed Forces for you service and sacrifices.

The work picture in District 2 is still currently slow, but with the COVID19 restrictions starting to be lifted a little, things should start to pick back up.

I write this next part of my report with a very heavy heart. Tien Bui, a 21-year member of Local 11 and District 2, passed away on May 18th. Tien had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Tien was a beloved father to his 2 daughters, Olivia age 13 and Sophia age 12. The daughters lost their mother as well to cancer 4 years prior. Anyone that knew Tien, knew what a great guy he was. I had the honor to know Tien for 20+ years as his instructor, co-worker, and friend. He was the kind of man that would do anything for anybody, always had a smile and a positive attitude. Tien will be missed by many people, both his immediate family and his IBEW family. Please keep his daughters in your thoughts and prayers, as they deal with the loss of both parents now.

Here is a link to a video Tien’s brother put together, pictures of Tien. https://vimeo.com/420900993?ref=em-share

If anyone would like to send a card or donations for Tien’s two daughters, please send to:

Olivia & Sophia Bui
c/o KimLoan Bui-Tran
15 Roseleaf
Irvine, CA 92620

Gary Tomlin
IBEW Local 11 | District 2 Business Agent
(562) 537-5763

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