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Ironworkers Local 433
 Los Angeles & Las Vegas

 April, May, and June 2022                  Vol. 33 No. 2


KEITH HARKEY
Business Manager
Financial Secretary-Treasurer

 

Brothers and Sisters,

I hope this newsletter finds you more blessed than stressed and you and the ones you love are doing well in these calamitous times. A time in which evil is called good and good is evil when darkness is preferred over light; bitter is considered sweet, and sweetness is bitter.

PENSION - After the last Trust Fund meeting I sent out a letter dated February 22, 2022, it was an update on our Pension Fund status which as of May 31, 2021, is funded at 99.86%. Along with that, it was a mostly optimistic letter with a couple of possible scenarios in the not-too-distant future. That letter is still available on the Local 433 app. Since then, the stock market has resembled a roller coaster with a downward-leaning trajectory. In just the last month the S&P 500 declined 10.8%. This was the worst monthly decline since March of 2020 as well as the largest decline in April since 1932. The index is now down 13.3% year to date. On Friday, April 29th, the Nasdaq 100 dipped 4.5%, (down 21.2% year to date) and the Russell 2000 fell 2.8% (down 17.0% year to date). I only point this out to prepare the membership should we not get to the previously optimistic funding percentage of 105% by May 31st, 2022. That would be a preliminary number with final certification in February 2023. I am confident that we WILL reach the 100% funded status this year which will trigger the $1.00 reallocation and the “buy back” of previously earned $70.00 credits for ALL participants. However, we may have to wait another year for the final trigger of 105% which reallocates $2.00 from the Pension Fund to the Annuity Fund. 

IT – The IT switch is now complete; we updated hardware, operating systems, and security. It is also worth noting that we added Cyber Insurance to our Policy. This will protect us financially should our system ever be compromised.  

DISPATCH – Thank you for your patience as we have built out our dispatch system. Although it was advertised as a “turnkey” system, there has been a considerable amount of customization. The member portal is now available on mobile devices.  In the member portal, you will be able to view the job board from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. In addition to viewing the job board, you will also be able to see what number you are on the out-of-work list, your dispatch history, and your dispatch criteria. The member portal could be found in the Ironworkers 433 mobile application, on our website IRONWORKERS LOCAL 433 | Home (ironworkers433.org), or by following this link Union Impact - Sign In 

RECOVERY – I would like to thank Agent Paul Moreno for his dedication to the Ironworker Recovery Program. The next IW Recovery Meeting is June 8th. 

IMPORTANT DATES – 

  • May 30th – Memorial Day
  • June 8th - Recovery Meeting 
  • June 19th – Father’s Day
  • June 12th - Retirees Pancake Breakfast
  • July 4th – Independence Day

       BE SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER!!!



PIEDMONT BROWN
PRESIDENT/BUSINESS AGENT

 
Brothers / Sisters:
Downtown will start to pick up this summer. HHH has several projects under agreements. Weingath Towers, several retrofits. NBC Universal Office Building Herrick,Bapko,AJ. Vermont Apartments Los Angeles City College Top Steel. Red City Steel 8 th . More jobs to be awarded in the near future. We have several Buildings in litigation for approval at city hall with Creed. MTA stations are as well being awarded along Wilshire Blvd.Plast-Tal Beverly City Hall. Please Work Safe .

ONGOING WORK:
Downtown
5th & Central Bapko.
8 th Fig–Orange County Erectors, Pacific Stairs , Fuse Equipment.
7 th- Pacific Stairs.
3 rd Plast-Tal
Pico & Wilshire Pacific Stairs
6 th st Bridge Skanska-Stacy & Witbeck
Wilshire Blvd Purple Line Skanska Traylor Shea
Century City:
Constellation of The Stars Tutor Perini
Beverly Hills:
Plast-al Beverly City Hall
Beverly Hills High School Bragg
Orange County Erectors: Louis Vuitton
Hollywood:
South Bay Iron: Theater
NBC Universal: Maya, Bragg

Future Work:
Cheval Blanc Hotel /Bidding Process
Office Building NBC Universal/ Bapko
Los Angeles Museum Arts / Plast-Tal
RCC Subway Station Downtown / Maya Steel

 


 
 


Mitchell A. Ponce
Business Agent 
 

Work in South Los Angeles and the South bay is still very busy and will only get busier.  Schuff Steel is scheduled to start on bowl steel in mid-June at the Clippers Intuit Dome.  Washington Iron was awarded the misc. package and is tentatively scheduled for mid-July.  Bapko is about a month out on the stairs in the concrete core structure.  

Kiewit and Barnhart have got going at the Gerald Desmond Bridge dismantle project with Kiewit installing shoring towers and beefing up the main span while Barnhart is prepping the strand jack system that will lower the 6.5 million lb main span in one piece onto a barge.  Genisa Iron is currently fabricating some hoggie girders at pier T that will cradle the main span onto the barge.

Diversified Metals started work at the Fire Boat House on pier D Long Beach 

Harder Mechanical is starting at the World Energy Refinery in Paramount with a small crew on some dismantle work.  This project was one of the fastest projects that I’ve seen going from final approval from the city council to boots on the ground.  They will be transforming the outdated refinery into a state-of-the-art Biofuel facility that will convert animal fat and by-products into aviation fuel and fuel for diesel engines.      

ADF should be starting the Airport Metro connector around the third quarter.  The 900 million dollar project will link the LAX/Crenshaw Line with the Automatic People Mover.  The project is planned to have 2 raising gangs that will take about 6 months to erect.  

Junior Steel will be at Compton High School with numerous structures.  There will also be a new stadium that hasn’t been awarded at the moment.

There has been a lot of work at LAUSD since the last newsletter.  Maya Steel at 7th St. EM & South Shores EM.  Muhlhauser at 92ndSt EM, San Pedro HS,  Amestoy Academy.  ACSS at Huntington Park HS  Also, a lot of smaller ADA projects throughout the area.   

If you see something that needs my attention call me or the hall.

Fraternally, 

Mitchell A Ponce 

 

WORK SAFE          BUY UNION               BUY AMERICAN
 

  
KIEWIT - LONG BEACH
     
JETTSYN IRON
 

DIVERSIFIED - LONG BECH


PAUL MORENO
BUSINESS AGENT



Brothers and Sisters,
 
Hope this finds you well and in good spirits. The work picture in Orange County is finally picking up and should continue to get better as we head into the 3rd quarter. We've started quite a few new projects since last month. This will keep the membership busy in Orange County. We still have some larger projects that won't be starting until the 4th quarter. The City of Anaheim has reached an agreement with the CA  Attorney General's Office over the sale of Angel Stadium. This will resolve a legal dispute over the Surplus Land Act. The City has been fined 96 million dollars. This has delayed the Angel Stadium project from getting started and hopefully, now we will begin moving forward. Cross your fingers for a New Stadium. 

We signed a few new CWA in the past few months. One is an agreement with the City of Buena Park and a couple of private money projects in The City of Long Beach. Thank You to all the members who came and supported the cause. If you see anything going on in the area please let me know, I've only got 2 eyes. The Non-Union is out there.

We will be having our Monthly Recovery Meeting on Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30 at the LA Hall call me with any Questions or Concerns, and Hope to see you there.

Enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend and Stay Safe.

United We Stand Divided We Fall

Ongoing Work
  • Bragg, Eckles - Musick Jail - Irvine
  • So Cal - Amazon - Irvine
  • Benson, Washington Iron, Craneveyor -Spectrum Terrace Irvine
  • Bapko, Pro Steel - City of Hope -  Irvine
  • ACSS -  B Braun - Irvine
  • BF Steel, Infinity - Irvine Valley College
  • MFI - Verano Housing - UCI
  • Schroeder Iron - UCI Nursing School
  • Schuff, AJ, Bapko, International Iron, Cal Coast, Enclos, Clark Pacific - UCI Medical Center
  • Schroeder Iron, McIntyre - Valley HS - Santa Ana
  • KSU - Russell Hall - Santa Ana
  • T&M, Eckles - VA Long Beach
  • TSI - Golden West College
  • MRC - La Mirada HS
  • Bragg, MFI, United Riggers - Disneyland 
 Upcoming Work
  • Junior Steel - Ganahl Lumber - San Juan Capistrano
  • McMahon Steel, AJ - Gateway Project - Saddleback College
  • MRC - El Modena HS
  • Pro Steel - OC Sanitary Headquarters
  • TSI, MRC - Saddleback HS - Santa Ana
  • Arrowhead Steel, Infinity - Washington Elementary - Santa Ana
  • KSU - Jordan HS
  • Schuff - St Josephs - Orange
  • Schuff - Children's Hospital - Orange
  • Disneyland
  • OC Vibe
  • Angel Stadium


  City of Buena Park CWA Vote

Daniel Osborne
Business Agent


Greetings Brothers and Sisters:
 
We’ve got several projects in the area nearing completion.  The Rabbitbrush Solar project is headed into its final few weeks while its sister site, Chaparral Springs, begins to ramp up to peak manpower and should be going strong into July or August.  A small crew from Mortenson’s Edward Solar Project was sent to the Tehachapi wind farms for their Sagebrush Energy Storage project and are already finished and returning to the solar site.  Parson Steel’s shut down operation at Cal Portland Cement Plant is also in its final stages, and by all accounts from their management, our members did a hell of a job!  It sounds like they’ll be taking about a dozen of our guys back with them to Arizona for a similar project.  Mulhauser is putting the finishing touches on Mission College and Danny’s Construction topped out an impressively smooth operation at Glendale Community College.

Local 155 may ask for help manning their Sandrini Solar Project near Grapevine.  That’s set to start this month, so be ready if the call comes.  The next confirmed solar projects of note aren’t expected to start until October or later, so we’ll revisit that next quarter.  Meanwhile, we’ve got several opportunities in China Lake on the horizon.  American Iron (formerly McBride’s welding) has started welding connections on a second tilt-up building and will need guys badged and ready for future projects as they come.  Other outfits working in China Lake will be Maya in May, W&W in June, and Asbury Steel in September.  They’ll be needing around 30 hands between them, and the badging process takes up to 3 weeks.  So contact me to get the ball rolling if you’re interested.  Work hard and work safe!

Ongoing Projects:
Mortenson – Edwards/Sanborn Solar
DCCI – Glendale Community College
MC Industrial – Rabbitbrush Solar
MC Industrial – Chaparral Springs Solar
Solv Energy – Eland 1
Parson Steel – Cal Portland
Schuff Steel – City of Hope Duarte (1st Phase)
American Iron – China Lake
Mulhauser – Mission College
Troy’s Ornamental – Mission College
Genisa Iron – Santa Anita Ave in El Monte

 


MARTIN A. RODRIGUEZ
BUSINESS AGENT


Greetings Brothers and Sisters

I hope all had a chance to celebrate the wonderful women who made us who we are. And also let us not forget those who gave all this Memorial Day. Work is steady throughout my jurisdiction.

Ongoing work
North Hollywood High School Danny’s construction
Diversified Ulysses Grant High School
San Fernando Water Remediation project GTE Metals
Bragg,
Plas-Tal mixed use multi story Santa Monica
Core Erectors,Washington Iron ,Plas-tal Warner Bros.Burbank
Pro Steel Amgen Thousand Oaks
Bragg Del Sol High School Oxnard
Top Steel Rose Elementary Oxnard
Troy’s Ornamental Pacifica High school Oxnard
Cabco Port Hueneme High School
Bragg UCSB phycology building
Mountain Crane Ba Wa Strauss energy wind farm.
And plenty more to come throughout my jurisdiction in the upcoming month. Bring a Buddy to the next meeting and find out all about upcoming work and upcoming local events and changes at the local. Remember  the Primaries are on June 7 VOTE

Be Safe and look out for each Other!

LOUIE LOPEZ
BUSINESS AGENT
 

 

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,

 

As I’ve mentioned before how critical future work can truly depend on how we engage locally with partnerships in the Communities, Mayors, City Councils, School Boards, Water Boards, Boards of Education, County Board of Supervisors, and much more, even on State levels where our State Building Trades also engage for future work.  It Makes a difference!!  Therefore, I will continue to engage through June when the primaries take place.  I will be asking for volunteers and also Apprentices to come out and join me for Community Service by canvassing on the weekends to help those that help us.  Here in the Inland Empire, we need to work on establishing Agreements!  Please contact me if you can come out and help!!

Thank you and may everyone have a great Father’s Day and upcoming Independence Day!

Fraternally yours,

Louie Lopez

 

ON-GOING WORK:

Granite – Athos III Solar Project – Blythe

Cal Iron – Crimson Battery Storage – Blythe, Cutting Piles/Welding Plates for the Battery Bores to set

Cal Iron – Mesa Solar – Desert Center

Cal Iron – Arlington Solar – Desert Center

SME/Bapko – Coachella Arena – Palm Desert

TSI – San Jacinto College – Menifee

Schuff/AJ/ Red Cedar – Chino Amazon – 200 Workers

Schroeder Iron – Pioneer Junior High Gym – Upland

So Cal Steel – Veterans Park Distribution – March AFB – Moreno Valley

So Cal Steel – Distribution Center – Banning

Blattner – Daggett Solar Project – Daggett

Bragg/ Mr. Crane – Performing Various Tilt-Ups – Inland Empire

 

UP-COMING WORK:

Danny’s Construction – Redlands – May

Danny’s Construction – Menifee Courthouse – July

Allied Steel – Water Treatment Expansion Plant #5 – Chino

Swinerton/Solv Energy – Oberon Solar Project Phase II – 500 MW – Desert Center – July

 Swinerton/Solv Energy – Victory Pass Solar Project – 175 MW – Desert Center – August 

Swinerton/Solv Energy – Arica Solar Project – 175 MW – Desert Center – August

TSI – College of the Desert – Palm Desert – September

White Construction – Alta Mesa Repower Wind Project – White Water – October

Blattner – Desert Quartzite Solar Project – Blythe - November

 


BOB HORTON
BUSINESS AGENT


I hope this letter finds everyone well,
Work in the Vegas area remains steady. DCCI topped off their 3 story on the strip. We finally sent a few people to the Yellow Pine Solar Field. The Sphere and Fountain Blue are keeping 150 plus brothers and sisters busy.   May will trickle by as Durango Station and Apex won’t start until June. The major project the news keeps talking about won’t start until next year. Pay your dues, be a good brother and teach our Apprentices.


Ongoing work

Sphere                        W&W Steel Erectors
Fountain Blue             W&W Steel Erectors
Various small Remodels


Upcoming
Durango Station      Schuff
Apex                        Schuff

Bob Horton
B.A. Local 433

 


https://ironworkerscu.org/welcome-433/

                                             

Brothers and Sisters,

Times are tough for all of us right now. And if you’re struggling with alcohol addiction or dependency, you don’t have to go through it alone.

Local 433 will host a monthly  AA meeting to work towards recovery together. The meeting is a no-judgment, open space for everyone. Below you will find a meeting schedule, all are welcome.

6/8 @ 6:30 PM 


We are working on starting AA/NA meetings in the San Bernardino Office and Las Vegas Office.  We will post those details on our social media as they become available. 

Whatever you’re struggling with, all of us at Local 433 have your back. 

In Solidarity, 
 

Keith Harkey
Business Manager
626-964-2500 ext 100

Paul Moreno
Business Agent 
626-964-2500 ext 102
433recovery@gmail.com

DUES PAYMENTS
 
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WE ACCEPT CHECKS, CASHIERS CHECKS AND OR MONEY ORDERS.  WHEN MAILING THEM PLEASE SEND THEM TO 17495 HURLEY STREET CITY OF INDUSTRY CA 91744.  YOU MUST INCLUDE A SELF ADDRESSED STAMPED ENVELOPE TO RECEIVE A RECEIPT.  

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PAY 12 MONTHS YOU MAY CALL THE UNION HALL AND YOUR PAYMENT WILL PROCESSED OVER THE PHONE. 
CALENDAR 


5/13      GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
5/24       J.A.T.C.
5/25       E BOARD
5/30       MEMORIAL DAY - OFFICE CLOSED
6/2         LV J.A.T.C. & AREA MEETING
6/8         E BOARD
6/10       GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
6/12        RETIREES PANCAKE BREAKFAST
6/22        E BOARD
6/28        J.A.T.C.
 
     
IN MEMORY OF



 
02/28/2022 GARRETT, DAVID F 950860
03/11/2022 HOULBERG, ERIC J 880451
01/16/2022 JOHNSON, TED 1304854
01/27/2022 LYBOLT JR,GERALD 698172
02/21/2022 SCHMITZ, WILLIAM  985328
02/10/2022 SHANHOLTZER, JIM 848863
01/18/2022 WINSLOW, WILLIAM 1590447
02/21/2022 WOLFLEY, ROGER  751140

 
CHECK IT OUT ! 
We have updated our APP, you now have the following features and many more at your finger tips:
 
  • Direct link to pay union dues
  • Web Store for members only that offers all the same merchandise you find at the hall for the same price and it ships directly to your home. 
  • Direct link to view the job board (you must be present to bid)
 
     
Effective 1/1/2022
 
Local # 433
will no longer send out
courtesy letters to members
who are not current on their
Union dues.  
IPAL 200 Presidents Club
How many of you are familiar with the Iron Workers Political Action League (IPAL) and the purpose it serves the Iron Workers membership? The objective of IPAL is to increase the political and legislative influence of the Iron Workers. The success of electing pro-union and pro-worker candidates to public office, as well as advocating on behalf of the Iron Workers, and lobbying legislation that critically affect the livelihood of the members and their families greatly depend on your contributions. To excel in the 21st century, the Iron Workers must continue to build political power by increasing membership, raising funds via the IPAL contribution and becoming politically active. Anti-union politics must be recognized as a serious threat, but by building power amongst ourselves we can accomplish to supersede this critical challenge. As a member of this union, you should consider how your contribution can significantly impact IPAL and help achieve the goals at hand. By contributing $200 annually, you are participating in attaining so much for our union and solidifying our presence in the political arena. You have the opportunity to take a stance and make a difference for your benefit as well as that of your brother and sister Iron Workers. You can make this contribution at the Union Hall, or you may mail in a check to our International headquarters in Washington D.C. Should you remit your contribution to our headquarters directly, please inform the staff at the Union Hall so that your name may be reflected in the newsletter and on our website. It really is that simple!
 
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