Looking to November

Posted August 29, 2022

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this article finds you and your loved ones doing well.  It’s been a busy summer and now that the kids are back in school it’s time to start looking to the upcoming November election.  Who gets elected can have a positive or negative affect on prevailing wage work, The Davis-Bacon Act and how we earn our living.  In your local area getting friends of labor elected or re-elected is also very important.  I have heard from several members that they don’t vote because their vote doesn’t matter.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth!  If you’re not a registered voter and would like to be, please contact me. The process is very simple and only takes a few minutes.  All Local Union halls have Voter Registration Forms, if you don’t see them please ask for one. 

Work in the Central Valley has started to slow down a little and the out-of-work list currently has 6 members on it.  If you are not currently working, please call the office and put yourself on the out-of-work list.  If you’re not on the list I can’t dispatch you when an employer needs manpower.  If you’re an apprentice you can be dispatched on a DAS 142 request, if you’re on the out-of-work list.

The Walter Cantrell Scholarship applications and essay are due no later than Post Marked date of August 31, 2022. This year’s essay topic is “Are Labor Unions still needed in modern times in the United States? And what are some of the key issues facing Labor unions today?” The winner will receive a $2,000.00 dollar scholarship. 

I hope to see you all at the next meeting.  Please make every effort to attend the Local Union meetings held on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm at 7111 Governors Circle in Sacramento.  A meal is provided prior to the meeting at 5:00 pm.  As always you can reach me at 916-407-8279.


Randy Rojas
Business Representative
District Council 16/Local 1237