Help Make Our Union STRONGER!

Posted February 27, 2023

Brothers and Sisters,

I encourage you to participate and attended the town hall meetings, city council meetings, and any other meetings in your area. I would like to ask if anyone needs help understanding issues and conversations had at these meetings? I cannot stress enough how important it is to become involved and participate in these meetings and also through elections, not only within your community but also the fast approaching presidential election as well. Make your voice heard, it is the only way to help the change. The more we know and understand, the better it can be for all of us. So please let me know if you need assistance, you may reach out to me at any time.

We stand together as one. LET’S MAKE OUR UNION STRONGER

Here are some examples of the change in San Benito County with a few Union Friendly Candidates:

Mia Casey – Mayor of Hollister
Dolores Morales – Council Member District 3

Congratulations, Mia Casey and Dolores Morales. We are looking forward to seeing positive change and working with you.

Best Regards,

Jose Luis Rivera

District Council 16
Business Representative
Local union 272
35 Penny Lane, Suite 5
Watsonville, CA. 95076
(831)-768-6915 Ext-101


Local 12 News!

All active members should have received an email or text with a survey regarding our upcoming contract negotiations. These surveys are important and it lets the negotiating team know what needs and wants the membership is seeking. If you have not done your survey yet please check your email and let your voice be heard. […]

March 10, 2023


Dear Brothers and Sisters, EXCITING NEWS We will have our first training class at our local hall, 272 March 25th, 2023. Take advantage, sign up for the scaffold class on the STAR program website. Click Here to sign up Do not forget that SCT: Introduction to District Council 16 and the Finishing Trade Associations is a REQUIRED class […]

March 10, 2023