Political Director’s Report – September 2023

IBEW 11 Making Sure Green Energy Wave is Union Powered

By Antonio Sanchez, Political Director

The 2024 election season has officially kicked off! I have started to interview individual candidates and attended the L.A. County Federation of Labor COPE interviews. Last week, we interviewed congressional incumbents in L.A. County. L.A. Fed COPE interviews will include candidates running for State Assembly and State Senate next.

IBEW Local 11 also sent a few members to the California State Association of Electrical Workers Lobby Day in Sacramento. There, we talked to legislators about several bills, including SB49 by Sen. Josh Becker. SB49 will facilitate the building of solar arrays over parking lots, creating work for IBEW. Additionally, we spoke about SB740. SB740 will get IBEW members on hydrogen, biofuels, carbon capture, and chemical manufacturing.

Lastly, this legislative session ended Thursday, Sept. 14. We will have a more detailed article about the bills being sent to the Governor’s desk in a later newsletter.

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