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June 11, 2015

An Urgent Update on Fast Track from IFPTE

To All IFPTE Locals,
The House is expected to vote on the Fast Track bill this Friday.  Below is IFPTE’s letter in opposition.  This letter went to all House offices today.
This will be a very close vote – could go either way.  We encourage all of our locals and members to reach out to your respective House members asking them to vote no on Fast Track.We will be sending around a member mobilization email later this evening as well.

In Solidarity,

Matthew S. Biggs
Assistant to the President/Legislative & Political Director
International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE), CLC, AFL-CIO

Click here to read IFPTE’s letter in opposition.
Click here to find your congressional representative.

 

Call to action from IFPTE

Our International union has asked us to join the AFL-CIO in opposing the “Fast Tracking” of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Labor is  part of a broad based coalition that is united in opposing this deal. To read more about the Trans Pacific Partnership, click here for a report and evaluation of the effects of the deal by the Economic Policy Institute. Please take action today by calling your congressperson today to let them know that oppose this bill.  Click here to find your congressional representative. Call the AFL-CIO hotline below for more information.

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February 18, 2015

ESC Local 20 Welcomes New Union Rep Melanie Curry!

We are happy to report that Melanie Curry has joined ESC as a union representative.  Melanie will be taking over Susan Greenwood’s PG&E assignment as well as Kaiser facilities in Fresno.  Some of you may know Melanie’s name, as she is joining the ESC staff after more than 30 years of working for PG&E in Labor Relations.  Melanie has vast experience with the Company and our contract, and will be a strong advocate for our members.  She well understands that the best thing about PG&E or Kaiser is its workforce, and has chosen to come to ESC to defend the contract rights and fair and respectful treatment of our membership.  Welcome, Melanie!

Our New Home

Local 20 has a new home at 810 Clay Street Oakland.
The Beautiful Mural was commissioned by the Union and was painted by the Youth Spirit Artworks and Community Rejuvenation Project

 

 

 

Update June 24, 2014:

Thanks to everyone who made the first annual membership meeting in the Ben Hudnall Hall a huge success! Photos of the meeting are posted here:

 http://esclocal20.smugmug.com/Other/Annual-Meeting-2014/42165096_vdbSSr#!i=3333688896&k=qjg8VDP

 

January 20, 2014:

About 65 volunteers gathered together today to plant trees in Old Oakland, organized by Urban Releaf. To find out more about Urban Releaf, go to:  http://www.urbanreleaf.org/

Blessing of the trees and the volunteers

 

 

Volunteers outside the ESC Local 20 Headquarters

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A tree grows in Oakland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New ESC Local 20 Contact Info:

Address:  810 Clay Street, Oakland CA 94607

Phone: 510-238-8320

Fax: 510-238-8324