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Posted April 3, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this article finds you doing well and working.  If you are not currently working, please call the hall (916-393-0244) and get on the Out-of-Work list. If you are an apprentice, per your apprenticeship agreement, you must put your name on the out-of-work list. If an employer or a DAS-142 requests an apprentice and you’re not on the list, we can’t dispatch you. There are several ways to make sure you are working, and the Out-of-Work list is the best way. Also, it is always a great time to take STAR Classes to learn new skills, update your certifications and more. If you are looking to qualify for the STAR program, you need to make sure that you have the SCT class (one-time qualifying class) and a total of 16 hours before June 30, 2023. Please visit dc16star.org

The Volunteer Activist Committee (VAC) for 2023 is off to a great start with several events already in the books and several more on the calendar. Local 1237 has been asked to help redo the flooring for a local non-profit and we will need your help. Please check the calendar for events in your area.

Recently we emailed and texted the contract negotiation questionnaire to all working members.  Please take the time to fill it out and get it back to me. If you are having problems or did not receive the questionnaire, please call me and I will take it over the phone.  If you did not get one, please call the hall and make sure that we have your correct information.  It is very important that we have the correct contact info so we can keep in contact and keep you up to date on what is happening. So far, the feedback has been great, and I want to thank those of you who have been giving your feedback. All feedback will be compiled and reviewed by the negotiating team. Letters have been sent out to all contractors and we are waiting to set dates to start negotiations. I hope to see all of you at the next Membership Meeting on April 4th. As always, I can be reached at (916) 407-8279.


Randy Rojas

Business Representative




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September 26, 2023

Save The Date!

Its here the Avila’s Cancer Fund 6th Annual Chili Cook Off will be held on November 4th, 2023 beginning at noon at Woodward Park. As always’ s DC16 LU 294 will be sponsoring the event. If you’re interested in participating in the Chili Cook Off go to www.avilascancerfund.com/chili-cook-off-2023. I will be entering my award-winning chili, […]

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