GOTV / Holiday Party/ and a huge thank you.

Posted November 4, 2022


Brothers and Sisters,

Thank you to the members who attended the recent Chili Cook Off fundraiser for Avila’s Cancer Fund. Thanks to the generosity of District Council 16 and our affiliated Local Unions the event was a great success. Both myself and Brother Juan Rosales competed in the Chili Cook off and I am very humbled (ok maybe I am not being humble and am bragging a bit) to inform you that I won the Peoples Choice Award. POWER TO THE PEOPLE! In doing so I received a trophy and a Chef’s Apron and $250.00 cash. In the spirit of the event I donated the money back to Avila’s Cancer Fund in the name of DC16 / LU294. It was a great day for everyone and we intend to keep supporting Avila’s Cancer Fund with their events in the future. If you did not attend we would strongly recommend that you get out there next year.

                LET’S PARTY!!!!!!!

Do to the Pandemic we have not had a Holiday Party in the past couple of years. But now that we seem to have control of that issue the executive board recommended to the membership at the last regular Union Meeting to proceed with a Holiday Party in 2022. Just as in the past it will be a potluck event. We will also hold a free raffle and have a beverage or two. The party will be an Adult only event and begin at 4pm on Saturday December 17th, 2022. It will also be a VAC event for those who wish to show up at noon that same day and help set up, and for anyone that stay’s after and helps clean up. We will be sending out invitations with more details through our UNITE membership texting and E Mail computer Program and by USPS, please keep your eyes and ears open for the invite and RSVP as early as possible we need a head count for the event.


GET OUT THE VOTE !!!!!!!!!!

The following have been endorsed by the Local 294 membership by vote at the Regularly Scheduled Union Meetings. All Candidates support the DC16 AGENDA.

Esmeralda Soria – California Assembly District 27

Anna Caballero – State Senate District 14

Jose Sigala – 33rd Assembly District

Adam Gray – 13th Congressional District

Jim Costa – Congressional District 16

Jordan Wamhoff – Madera County Supervisor 

Ballot Initiatives

Yes, on Measure C 

Yes, on Measure E

Magdalena Gomez – SCCCD Trustee Area 4

Destiny Rodriguez – SCCCD Trustee Area 1

Dual Endorsement

Robert Fuentes – SCCCD Trustee Area 5

Gilbert Felix – SCCCD Trustee Area 5

Keisha Thomas – FUSD Trustee Area 1

Genoveva (Veva) Islas – FUSD Trustee Area 4

Valerie Davis – FUSD Trustee Area 3

Susan Wittrup – FUSD Trustee Area 7

Louis Franco – Selma City Council District 3

John Trujillo – Selma City Council District 2

Emmanuel Soto – Visalia City Council District 4

Randy Villegas – Visalia Unified School District Trustee Area 6

Nabil Kherfan – Central Unified School District Trustee Area 4

Joshua Sellers – Central Unified School District Trustee Area 1

Yesenia Carrillo – Central Unified School District Trustee Area 2

Martin Chavez – Supervisor Kings County


Rebate Check

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