Posted January 5, 2024

Brothers and Sisters,

                I hope you had a wonderful holiday season.  I want to thank all of you that attended this years Christmas Party. I hope you all enjoyed the food, drinks, raffle and visiting with everyone in attendance, I certainly did. I also want to thank everyone who came out earlier in the day and helped distribute food packages to those that needed a little help. I am probably correct in assuming that most of us at some points of our lives have needed a little help to get us through and it was good to be able to return that gift of gratitude.

                I would like to thank Sister Nidia Chica’s Drywall Finisher Apprentice for taking the Bull by the Horn’s and volunteering to be Local Union 294’s VAC Coordinator. There will be many events right out of the gate in 2024 and we are grateful that Sister Chica’s has volunteered to lead the way.

                Like in 2023 we will be busy in 2024. A few of the bigger projects that are kicking off are Kaiser Emergency Remodel, Kaiser Orchard Plaza MOB and the Sanger Ed Complex, in addition the City of Fresno will be breaking ground on a new Senior Center Complex that falls under the PLA and the Sanger Ed Complex and Fresno Yosemite Airport Expansion will be continuing. That being said the work outlook is positive.

                We will also be negotiating the Nor Cal Glaziers Agreement and the Fresno and Sacramento addendums. In addition, we have the FIF Conference and the IUPAT General Convention.

Ok that’s just a small peak at 2024. Please remember to keep your certifications up to date through the STAR program at www.dc16star.org you must sign up at least two weeks prior to the class.

In Unity

Jeffery B Roberts



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