In January I attended the AFL-CIO 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference where I heard from many influential speakers such as: Fred Redmond, Secretary-Treasurer, AFL-CIO; Muriel Bowser Mayor, Washington, D.C and Maya Wiley, CEO of the Civil Rights Organization, just to name a few. Some of the key takeaways were that […]January 30, 2023
As you all are aware we just completed District Council 16 Election for Business Manager-Secretary/Treasurer and Business Representative for Local Union 1512 Floor Coverers in Las Vegas Nevada. On behalf of you the Members of Local 294 I would like to congratulate BM/ST Robert Williams III and Business Representative Joseph Culley on their victories. In addition, both have offered their thanks to the Local 294 members that participated in the Election Process by either simply getting out and Voting or by actually working the election. Also a strong word of thanks from Director of Service Madison Hull whom served as chairman of the DC16 Election Committee was given, especially to those who gave up their time to work the election and make sure that rules and regulations of the election were followed by each and every participant at whatever capacity to ensure a fair, safe and honest election for the Candidates. I would like to thank the Judges and Tellers that participated in the election process at our Local as well. They are as follows.
- Judge Juan Flores Sr
- Teller Felix Martinez
- Teller Ralph Ornelas
- Rover Ray Valdez
- Spanish Speaker Adrian Rodriguez.
Thank you so much Brothers for giving up a Saturday to participate in the process.
We also held Wage Allocation’s on the same day as the election. This process while at the same Location was completely Separate from the Election. At Local 294 we allocated our Fresno Area Glazier increase for January 1, 2023 and our Fresno Area Painter Allocation for January 1, 2023 and for July 1st , 2023. Our Glaziers chose Option 2, it is as follows;
- $1.24 TAX NET WAGE
- $0.11 IUPAT PENSION ( 5% MANDATED CONTRIBUTION)
- $0.40 GLAZIER ANNUNITY
- $0.15 GLAZIER WAGE EQUALITY
- $0.35 HEALTH AND WELFARE ( MONEY NOT USED FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE WILL DEVERT TO TAXABLE NET WAGE)
( IUPAT PENSION LANGUAGE ADOPTED)
Our Painters chose Option 3, it is as follows; January 1st, 2023
- $0.68 TAX NET WAGE
- $0.40 VACATION HOLIDAY ( DEDUCTED FROM TAX NET WAGE)
- $0.07 IUPAT PENSION (5% MANDATED CONTRIBUTION)
- $0.20 IUPAT PENSION ( ALT TWO CONTRIBUTION)
- $0.35 HEALTH AND WELFARE ( MONEY NOT NEEDED WILL REVERT TO TAX NET WAGE)
July 2023 increase
- $0.47 IUPAT PENSION ( ALT TWO CONTRIBUTION)
- $0.03 IUPAT PENSION (5% MANDATED CONTRIBUTION)
In addition we allocated the Northern California Floor Coverers and the Northern California Painters and Sacramento Area Painters. I would like to thank and give name recognition to those who worked the Allocations.
Judge: Pete Garcia
Judge: Brandon Valdez
Teller: Ibrahim Shareef
Teller: Andrew Avila
Teller: Gustavo Garcia
Teller: Jacob Middleton
Rover Froilan Gonzalez.