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Ironworkers Local 433
 Los Angeles & Las Vegas

  2021                                                                                         Vol. 32 No. 2


KEITH HARKEY
Business Manager
Financial Secretary-Treasurer

Brothers and Sisters,

Once again I hope this newsletter finds you well and in good health and spirits.

COVID/VACCINATION - #1 hot topic is COVID and vaccination status as it relates to employment. Earlier this month I put out a letter that read in part, Please understand that neither Ironworkers Local 433 nor our signatory contractors are mandating vaccinations for all members. That is a personal decision each member will make which we respect their right to make.” I do not believe that I could have made it any clearer regarding the Local’s stance on the issue. However, outside of our control there are entities that are requiring vaccinations on their projects. Whether it is the owner, general contractor, or some other overlord that requires vaccinations, our signatory contractors will be contractually obligated to provide vaccinated workers on these projects.

44TH IRONWORKERS CONVENTION – President Dean’s message was very clear throughout the Convention on a couple items... 1) Get vaccinated 2) Grow or die! As a Local, in 2020 our numbers were up in membership and hours… even through COVID. Kudos to you all for showing up and delivering!!!

Below is a list of the recommendations and resolutions that were brought up at the convention in our home town of Las Vegas, NV. Here are the results of those proposed R & Rs along with a link that provides the language to support the changes. 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vQKqJSTQwMcURD_e_hKc9zqrEeJNX-gkjUdUTBCd7zNmzD4zVweGUpcLmL9CGcZVmumyvJXqzxEkSRp/pub

GP #1 PASS 
GP #2 PASS 
GP #3 FAIL 
GS #1 PASS 
GS #2 PASS, 
GS #3 PASS         
GS #4 PASS   
GS #5 PASS  
GS #6 PASS
GS #7 PASS        
SUBSTITUTE GS #7 PASS              
GS #8 PASS      
GS#9 PASS          
GS #10 PASS     
GS #11 PASS    
GT #1 PASS   
GT#2 FAIL           
RES. #1,2, AND 3 (NAME CHANGE) FAIL       
RES. #4 PASS      
RES. #5 FAIL    
RES. #6 FAIL
RES. #7 FAIL
RES. #8 PASS     
RES. #9 FAIL    
RES. #10 FAIL   
RES. #11 PASS   
RES. #12 PASS    
RES. #13 FAIL    
RES. #14 FAIL     
SUBSTITUTE RES. #15 PASS      
SUBSTITUTE RES. #16 PASS
SUBSTITUTE RES. #17 PASS     
                   
PENSION INFORMATION – In the previous newsletter I stated that, “May 2021 Trustee meeting we received a report from the Pension Trust actuaries that stated as of May 31, 2021 our Pension funding is at 97.4%.” Well… after all the numbers were crunched it appears that we are going to be even better! Certification will come in at 98.7%. So we are definitely on track to hit 100% by May 31, 2022 and we might even hit 105%, which releases another $2.00 from the Pension to the Annuity or Health and welfare. Stay tuned for more information.    

ALLOCATION INFORMATION – There is a Zone 4 allocation of $2.25 effective January 1, 2022. The Zone 3 Allocation will be $2.35. There is nothing etched in stone as it relates to the appropriations of these numbers so please reach out to your favorite BA and let them know where you would like these monies placed.   

The new CBA books are currently at print and should be available to the membership in the near future.  Should you need to reference the CBA, below is a link to a downloadable.

https://mcusercontent.com/ed9165d71a5b5d98ba07d9fc3/files/88c64102-d040-37be-f802-1c53342a6fe4/CA_Field_Ironworkers_MLA_2020_2024_5_.pdf


Below is a link to our interactive zone map,  this will  assist in determining job site zones.   It is available on our website as well as our app.  Below is a link for those who don't have access to either. 


https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1gRuNRzQLUp3NMGUEItCv3ecVsNe9C2VN&usp=sharing



It is difficult to believe but the holidays are just around the corner. Stay focused on the task at hand so you may enjoy the time with family and friends.

Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING, MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
 
BE SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER!!!
 


PIEDMONT BROWN
PRESIDENT/BUSINESS AGENT
 
Brothers / Sisters 

Senate Bill 144! This new law will increase Union Construction in the entertainment industries. The Bill includes 180million dollars into the current film and television tax incentive program and 150 million dollars for a new incentive to the construction of soundstages. The Tax credit program has provided 335 million dollars since the start of the pandemic. As we move forward Paramount Studios and NBC Universal have major projects in the works for 2021/22.


ON GOING WORK:

Downtown

The Grand – Washington Iron, Rangel Steel 

8th Fig–Orange County Erectors, Pacific Stairs.

7th-Pacific Stairs.

3rd Plast-Tal

Pico & Wilshire Pacific Stairs 

6th St. Bridge Skanska-Stacy & Witbeck 

Wilshire Blvd Purple Line Skanska Traylor Shea

Century City: 

Constellation of The Stars Tutor Perini

Beverly Hills:

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 

 
Brothers and Sisters,
 
I hope that you all had a great Labor Day weekend, as for our annual Labor Day Parade was canceled again this year due to COVID restrictions.  We did have a food drive that was sponsored by the LA Fed. and the LA/LB Harbor  Labor Day coalition to help the needy in the area.   I would like to thank the apprentices listed below for their help and representation of our organization. 
  1. Antonio Jimenez #1565512
  2. Dane Covarrubias #1545803
  3. David Jimenez #1599851
  4. Hector Jaramillo #1584913
  5. Michael Aguirre #1608927
  6. Hellen Ortiz #1544940
  7. Jay Ponce #1601199
  8. David Rigor #1578711 
Work in South LA and S. Bay is still steady but will soon be getting busier.  

ADF will start ramping up again on the APM project and Southwest Steel getting a piece of the misc. and finish work. ADF was also awarded a project at T-6.

Herrick, Bapko and AJ will get going at T-3.  Southwest has recently started at T-4 on a long term retro project.  SJN is at TBIT doing misc. and finish work.

Halbert Brothers is currently moving machinery at the United Hanger and has upcoming work at the Hyperion water treatment plant and on the APM at LAX.

LACCD Harbor College has awarded Axiom (PLA) some work that will be starting next month that consist of railings and fence install. 

The LAX Metro Connector project has recently broken ground that will be a hub for the LAX/Crenshaw corridor line and the LAX People Mover (APM).  These projects will give passengers an alternative to access airport terminals.

Metro’s SEED School in South Los Angeles is under way.  SEED will be the state’s first public boarding school that will include 170 dorm rooms, 20 staff apartments and 20 class rooms.  Muhlhouser was awarded the structural, deck and misc. iron package.

LAUSD’s Huntington Park High School will be going through a makeover with ACSS on the iron.

I will be attending the ground breaking of the new Clippers Arena mid-September with Schuff Steel scheduled to start at the end of the year.

It’s looking like 2021 will be finishing strong in the area with these upcoming projects that will go well into 2022 along with a couple of scheduled shutdowns at the PBF refinery in Torrance.
 
Also, if you see something that needs my attention call me or the hall.
Fraternally,
Mitchell A Ponce
 
WORK SAFE                      BUY UNION                       BUY AMERICAN
  
 


PAUL MORENO
BUSINESS AGENT




Brothers and Sisters,
 
Hope this finds you well and in good spirits. The work picture in my area is still slow at the present moment. We have had a few jobs start this month and will have a few more starting here in October. We should be looking a lot better by year's end with jobs starting in November and December. We have good size projects starting in the first quarter of 2022 also. Stay Safe and look out for one another.

Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns my cell is 909-841-5438
United We Stand Divided We Fall

ONGOING WORK
  • VA Long Beach - T&M,Eckles
  • LBCCD - ACSS
  • Disneyland - Bragg
  • The Press/Costa Mesa - OCE,Top Steel,Cal Coast
  • Vans Headquarters/Costa Mesa - Schroeder Iron
  • CCC/Fountain Valley - ACSS
  • OC Performing Arts -Pro Steel
  • Building 14/Santa Ana - Junior Steel,Bapko,Summit Erectors,AJ
  • Laserfische/Long Beach - Junior Steel,Craneveyor
  • UCI/Verano Housing - Industrial Ironworks,AJ
  • UCI/Nursing Bldg - Schroeder Iron
  • Saddleback College -TSI
  • Musick Jail - Bragg,Genisa Iron
  • City of Hope/Irvine - MSI
  • Spectrum Terrace/Irvine - Schuff,McIntyre,Benson,Surf City,Washington Iron
  • 23 Pasteur/Irvine - Southwest Steel
  • Deerfield Elem/Irvine - MSI
UPCOMING WORK
  • Los Coyotes Water Reclamation Plant - Allied Steel
  • RSCCD/Russell Hall - KSU
  • UCI Medical Center/Irvine - Schuff
  • Heritage Fields K-8/IUSD - TSI
  • Innovation Park/Irvine - Herrick,Surf City,AJ,Craneveyor
  • City of Hope/Irvine - Pro Steel
  • OC Sanitary District Headquarters/Huntington Beach - Pro Steel
The Most Important word in the language of the Working Class is Solidarity.

       

 

JOHNNY CANGEY
BUSINESS AGENT


 
       Brothers & Sisters:

Hope you all had a safe and reflective Labor Day holiday.  Without question the most significant holiday to Union Members, Labor Day is an important time to acknowledge and appreciate the sacrifices that all Union Members make daily to ensure that we are all paid a fair wage for our skilled labor.

The Antelope Valley and Southern Kern County area continues to thrive with the continued push for Photovoltaic (PV) Solar Power.  One of the more significant upcoming PV Solar projects is the 600MW Aratina Solar Project in Kern County.  Through the efforts of over 100 of our Local 433 Ironworkers, we were able to influence the Kern County planning commission into moving forward with the project under a Project Labor Agreement (PLA), ensuring that all work will be done by Union Labor.  There was significant pushback from local Kern County residents (30+ in attendance and over 400 signatures on a petition to stop the project) and without the efforts of those Ironworkers in attendance, this project could very well have been dead before it got started.  I appreciate all those who helped in getting this project approved by the commission.  Your efforts do not go unnoticed.  You each had a hand in putting 80-100 Union Ironworkers to work for more than a year beginning Spring 2022.

On August 10th, 2021, the United States Senate voted to approve a $1 trillion Infrastructure Bill.  The bill earmarked $110 billion for repairs/renovations to roads and bridges and $25 billion for airports, creating opportunities for Union Ironworkers all over the United States.  We will remain vigilant in pursuing these opportunities as they apply to Local 433 Members. 

In closing, with federal focus on renewable energy and infrastructure, the future looks as bright as ever for the Antelope Valley and South Kern County area.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
- Sir Winston Churchill
 

ONGOING WORK:

ACSS - Roosevelt High School - Los Angeles

All American Ironworks - China Lake Naval Base - Ridgecrest

Bapko - Cal State Los Angeles - Los Angeles

Cal Coast Steel - Hope Hospital - Duarte

Clark Pacific - Pomona College - Claremont

DH Blattner - BigBeau Solar Project (128MW) - Rosamond

Jettsyn Iron - Metrolink Santa Clarita Station - Santa Clarita

Jettsyn Iron - Santa Clarita Community Center - Santa Clarita

Junior Steel - Doheny Eye Institute - Pasadena

Kiewit - Big Dalton Dam - Glendale

Mortensen - Edwards AFB 1,400MW Solar Project - Edwards AFB

Mortensen - Sanborn 300MW Solar Project - Kern County 

Mr. Crane - China Lake Naval Base - Ridgecrest

Orange County Erectors - Parsons Building - Pasadena

TSI - Pomona College - Claremont

United Riggers & Erectors, Inc. - Pomona College - Claremont

Washington Iron - Hope Hospital - Duarte

Washington Iron - Huntington Hospital - Pasadena

 


 

UPCOMING WORK:

Ferreira - Lockheed Martin Solar - Palmdale

Granite - ANNEX Solar Project (17MW) - Palmdale

Maya Steel - Belvedere Middle School - East Los Angeles

MCI - Chaparral - Rosamond

MCI - Rabbit Brush - Rosamond

Mortensen - Sagebrush Solar (100MW/400MW Battery Storage) - Kern County

Mulhauser Steel - Mission College - Sylmar

Summit Erectors - Belvedere Middle School - East Los Angeles

Swinerton - Eland Solar Project - Mojave

TBD - Aratina Solar Project (600MW) - Kern County

TBD - Raceway Solar Project - Lancaster


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MARTIN A. RODRIGUEZ
BUSINESS AGENT

 
Brothers and Sisters:

Greetings
I hope everyone is doing all they can to stay healthy and take advantage of all resources available to stay that way. Work is good in my jurisdiction and looks to stay that way into the New Year.  I just  completed PLA for City of Santa Barbara and will start negotiations for county of Santa Barbara as this letter goes out.

Ongoing work is as follows.

Danny’s Construction North Hollywood High School LAUSD
Diversified Metals Grant High School LAUSD
Herrick John Francis Poly High School LAUSD
Maya / Texas Scenic LA Valley College
Next Level Cladding West Lake High School
Craneveyor corporation / A.D.F. At Topanga Westfield mall
Cabco at Kittridge mixed use project
Washington Iron /Bapko at Tarzana Regional Hospital
Core Erectors / Washington Iron / Pla- Stal at Burbank Studios
Bragg / Bapko at Lummins Project Santa Monica
T.S.I. V.A. Hospital Santa Monica
Frontier Kemper Construction,Purple line ext. Santa Monica
Junior Steel Malibu Library and mixed use retail
K.S.U. Malibu Sheriffs Station
Oxnard High School District
Troys Ornamental Iron/ Shoreline constructors / MRC / have ongoing work at various campus locations.
Bragg / MCIntyre Phycology Building  University California Santa Barbara
By Design Steel Services V.A. Outpatient Clinic Ventura
O-Brian Steel Todd Road Jail  Ventura
O-Brian Steel Arctic Cold Storage Oxnard
Danny’s Construction Amazon Oxnard
Bragg various locations Vandenberg Air Force Base
Adams and Smith UP railroad bridge Vandenberg Air Force Base
Mountain Crane Ba Wa  Wind Farm Lompoc

Come on down to the next meeting and see what’s coming up next, and bring a couple of friends along .
I will be needing some volunteers to walk precinct in Santa Barbara area .. apprentices and JIW  family members and or friends .
C-Ya !

 
                

LOUIE LOPEZ
BUSINESS AGENT
 

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,
 

The 4th quarter is here and with that we will see an increase in work and with work comes man hours that continues to shore up our percentages with our increasing pension, that when certified this coming 2nd quarter we will see a dollar get allocated toward our annuity and start working towards 105% funded goal.

For the Inland Empire and the consistent efforts in unifying with Labor Council and Building Trades to obtain CWA’s and PLA’s to fortify those man hours with future work,  is very important, as we have had current victories in Palm Springs, Moreno Valley, Ontario Airport, Kaiser/Riverside, Coachella Arena and even a State Agreement with Wind Turbines and looking ahead in cities such as Riverside and San Bernardino.  These Efforts can’t be obtained alone, partnerships are vital and participation makes a big difference and with that I would like to give a big THANKS to our members and their families in the Inland Empire that are continuously showing up and volunteering when called upon with various Planning Commissions, Water Boards, public comments at City Halls, and much more.  We couldn’t do it without your dedication and the lens you see our future through, good job and thanks again!

ON - GOING WORK
 
MILCO / GRANITE INDUSTRIAL – Athos Solar Project – Desert Center
CAL IRONWORKS – Athos Solar Project – Desert Center
G.T.E. METAL ERECTORS – Sterling Water Project – San Bernardino
MCMAHON STEEL – St. Bernardine’s – San Bernardino
BAPKO METAL – Tilt-Up Miscellaneous – Moreno Valley
SO-CAL STRUCTURAL STEEL – Tilt-Up – Perris
SCHROEDER IRON – Canyon Springs High School – Moreno Valley
MUHLHAUSER STEEL/ARROWHEAD STEEL – Chino High School – Chino
SO-CAL STRUCTURAL STEEL – Slover Industrial Center – Fontana
RED CEDAR STEEL – In & Out Facility – Chino
JUNIOR STEEL - Kaiser - Moreno Valley
 

  
UP - COMING WORK
D.H. BLATTNER – Daggett Solar – November
SCHUFF STEEL – Amazon – Chino – October
SME STEEL – Coachella Arena – Palm Desert – October
M.A. MORTENSON CO. – Wind Project – White Water – November
CONXTECH CONSTRUCTION/SCHROEDER IRON – Kaiser – Murrieta – October
THEISEN STEEL, INC. – Mt. San Jacinto College, Stadium Project – Menifee – October
SCHROEDER IRON – Pioneer Jr. High School, Gym – Upland – October
HALBERT BROTHERS – In & Out Facility – Chino – November



With the end of the year coming quickly and the increase of work, I want to wish everyone a safe and blessed Holidays and end of the year!!

 
Fraternally Yours,
Louie Lopez
 
 
 

 


BOB HORTON
BUSINESS AGENT


Greetings Brothers & Sister,
 
The Las Vegas area is a little slow right now, but the future work picture looks good. With Resort World wrapping up a large part of our work force has sought work elsewhere. The MSG Sphere is still going strong and Fountain Blue is going to start ramping up.

We signed up a local ornamental contractor who fabricates and installs here on the strip mainly.

Hope all is well with you and yours.
  
In closing I wish everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday.
  
  
Upcoming Work:
 
Schuff Steel – 8 story Summerlin
                        Durango Station
 
SME – Culinary Workers Health Clinic
            Caesar's Palace
 
Various Remodels on the strip
 

Bob Horton 
Book # 1156662
 
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CALENDAR
 
9/22/2021     E-BOARD
9/25/2021     D.A.D.S GOLF TOURNAMENT / CANCELED
10/6/2021     E-BOARD
10/8/2021     GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
10/9/2021     PICNIC / CANCELED
10/20/2021   E-BOARD
11/4/2021      LAS VEGAS J.A.T.C. / AREA MEETING
11/10/2021    E-BOARD
11/11/2021    VETERANS DAY / OFFICE CLOSED
11/12/2021    GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
11/22/2021    E-BOARD
11/23/2021    J.A.T.C.
11/24/2021    E-BOARD
11/25/2021   THANKSGIVING / OFFICE CLOSED
11/26/2021   THANKSGIVING / OFFICE CLOSED 
     

Due to an upward trend in COVID-19 cases in   Los Angeles County and the spread of the more contagious Delta variant, we have made the decision to cancel the Ironworkers Annual Picnic schedule for 10/9/2021.

While we are disappointed to have to make this difficult decision, our priority is the health and safety of our members, family and friends.   As COVID-19 begins to become more prevalent in our community again, we have decided that we should not move forward with a large community gathering. 

The assessment that you have paid per Article 11 Revenue 1 Section 1 Dues (D) has now been refunded to you.  You will see this refund as a credit on your dues receipt.  If you have any questions please contact the Union Hall
IN MEMORY OF

JOSEPH P BUDGE               690446             4/6/21
KENNETH R BURRELL        889042             3/12/2021
WILLIAM F CHAMLEE          1162900            5/8/20201
DAVID O COMSTOCK          1036783           1/22/2021
RICHARD H CROWE            882991            2/3/201
BENJAMIN T JUAREZ           672077           1/14/2021
SAMUAL F LARA                   1175232         1/17/2021
ANTHONY S LORETTO         1002937         2/8/2021

LARRY L MEYER                    660478           5/26/2021
RICHARD K MILLER              665098           3/11/2021
JOSEPH E MONTOYA           715218           4/24/2021
MATTHE MOORE                 1122825           1/21/2021
THAI PHAM                           1318130           4/1/2021
GARY E RICHARDS              857576            4/1/2021
BRIT O SMITH                       1503307          3/22/2021
ANTHONY J ST MAIRE         1068587          2/27/2021
EDDIE L STEVENS               1089349          4/29/2021
WILLIAM H THURE                 737522          2/16/2021
ALBERT J ZINDROSKI          352362            5/27/2021

 


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Effective 1/1/2022
Local # 433
will no longer send out
courtesy letters to members
who are not current on their
Union dues.  
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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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