Brothers and Sisters, we have concluded our second quarter unit meetings and I would like to thank everyone that took the time to attend a meeting. The quarterly meetings are vital to our success. The meetings give us an opportunity to discuss work place issues and discover if there are service centers that are treating employees differently than others. In Wichita Falls, Texas, two of the three Crew Supervisors are job scared and will only take their crews to get a hamburger when working overtime. The Manager in Wichita Falls, Texas, took the employees out for a safety meal to Whataburger and told the employees if they wanted cheese or bacon on their burgers they would need to pay for it. Also, if they wanted anything to drink other than water they would need to pay for it. That’s how you show your appreciation for a job well done and not affect your bonus.
Sempra Energy will hold their Annual Shareholders Meeting at 9 a.m. Pacific time, May 10, 2018, at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach, California. In 2017, Sempra Energy achieved excellent operating results across their utility and infrastructure businesses. Over the past decade, the total shareholder return was 134 percent and has outperformed both the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. Over the same period, they increased their dividend by 165 percent.
There will be a steward training class held by IBEW International Representatives on Saturday, April 28, 2018. All IBEW Local 69 members are invited to attend. The training will be held at IBEW Local 20’s hall at 684 W. Tarrant Rd., Grand Prairie Tx. 75050. The training session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and I look forward to seeing everyone that can attend.
IBEW Local 69 will begin contract negotiations at NW Communications of Texas, Inc. (Fox 4) on May 8th. Please support your shop stewards as they negotiate a new labor agreement with the Company.
Until next time may God bless you, your family, and our local union.