District 2 — December Report

District 2 — December Report

The holidays are upon us and we’re getting ready to close out this crazy 2020 year. 2021 is sure to be another great work year for Local 11. Let’s continue to be safe over the holidays, spend time with family and appreciate all we have

A little update on the new South Bay Hall coming to you early next year.  Mike Costigan, our District 3 Business Agent, has found a great location for our South Bay Hall on the corner of 190th St and Van Ness, right off the 405 Freeway in Torrance. The expectation is to open the Hall up around early March or April. We will have a dispatch hall there (a little bigger than the Commerce Hall), offices for the Business Agents, Organizers, and a fulltime clerical worker.

The work picture in District 2 is staying steady, with most of the calls coming in for the refineries. If you do not have your TWIC card and RSO-20 and want to work in the refineries, take the class for the RSO and get the TWIC cards. As a Local 11 member, you will get reimbursed for these. (See the dispatch hall for this info).

If you see projects in the District 2/District 3 area and are unsure if they are union jobs, call Oscar Martinez our D2/D3 Organizer at (626) 429-1665 so he can visit the site. One of the main goals or our union is to organize all electrical workers into the great IBEW. We are stronger in numbers, and everyone deserves to work under fair and equitable conditions.

If you need to have an agent come out to your jobsite for any reason, if you just want to talk or have some general questions, please do not hesitate to call or text me at (626) 375-5721 for the District 2 area or Mike Costigan at (310) 503-5337 for the District 3 area. As always, it is my honor to serve this membership as your District 2 Agent.

Gary Tomlin