Presidents Corner

May 1st, Join the AFL-CIO and Defend Paid Sick Days

Our Rights are Under Attack! Let’s Stand Up and Fight Back! Bills that would dismantle local workplace benefits like paid sick days will be heard at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the House State Affairs Committee.   Hundreds of union members and allies from across Texas are mobilizing to get to Austin this Wednesday…

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February 2019

On January 30, 2019 I attended my first Retiree Luncheon.  I was surprised to see 14 lively Brothers seated at a long table at Casa Garcia’s.  I recognized maybe three of the Brothers and maybe one recognized me.  I made my way around the table introducing myself and receiving the firm handshake of men who…

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January 2019

Brothers and Sisters, I hope you and your families had a wonderful holiday, and all are safe and happy. Happy New Year! The new year brings a fresh start, and a chance to accomplish greater goals and to attain a higher standard of living for our families and ourselves. The next few months are critical…

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Job Site Visits Next Week

Sisters and brothers, Next week I plan to visit jobsites at break and lunch to listen to your concerns and answer question if I can. If you’re on a site that is accessible, please send me an email with the Contractor’s name, the General Foreman name and number, number of members on the job, the…

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DECEMBER 14, 2018

Sisters and brothers, Next week I’m planning on visiting some job sites at break and lunch. I would like to meet with the members and answer any questions you may have. If your on a site that is fairly accessible and would like some breakfast tacos or pizza, please drop me a email with the…

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Negotiation Training for Large Committee, November 7-9th, RSVP Required

Brothers and Sisters, With negotiations quickly approaching we would like our members to participate as fully as possible. Joining the Large Negotiation Committee is one of the best ways to have a voice in these upcoming negotiations. To prepare for this committee we have set up a Negotiation Training for November 7, 8 and 9th,…

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July 2018

Election Results Congratulations to those who were elected in the election: Business Manager/Financial Secretary: Ben Brenneman President: Mike King Vice President: Gilbert Ramirez Treasurer: James Briceno Executive Board: Eddie Kincaid, David Grossman, Rico Flores, Matt Gursslin, Ronnie Hardi, Ian Corich and Keith Hetz Installation of officers will take place at the July Monthly meeting.  …

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June 2018

LU 520 Elections LU 520 Elections will be on: June 15, 2018 Poles will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 4818 East Ben White Blvd. Ste. 300(Executive Board room) Austin, TX, 78741 AETA Class of 2018 Congratulations to the Austin ETA 2018 graduating class. All of the class also passed the state TDLR…

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MAY 2018

LU 520 Elections LU 520 Elections will be on: June 15, 2018 Poles will be open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm 4818 East Ben White Blvd. Ste. 300 (Executive Board room) Austin, TX, 78741   Absentee ballots will be available Nominations for officers will take place at the May Monthly meeting. Please read IBEW…

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