Month: June 2017

News Article Month of June 2017

From the Desk of Dave Jackson: Training is key for union employment. Training and productivity is what separates unionized labor from all others. Every BAC apprentice has the advantage of going through an AFL-CIO state certified training program for the trade they are performing. Every new member to Local 3 without extensive experience is put in at an apprentice level that matches their skill level to gain the knowledge they need to perform journeyperson work. The IUBAC and IMI are in the process of inspecting and certifying each and every training program and facility across the country. We expect our apprentice programs to be at or near the top of the ratings. Our journeyperson continued education courses continue to improve in quality and in availability. I encourage all members to participate in these courses to keep your skills up to date with new products and installation, and keep your safety training current. Being a safe, well trained craftworker makes you more qualified, versatile, employable, and will provide more work hours. Having your state certified Journeyperson certificate is becoming more important each year. Many state school projects performed under AB 566 now require you provide proof of graduation from an apprentice program. Many more prevailing wage, refinery, and locally negotiated construction projects will require the same. If you have graduated from a program and have your certificate, you may need...

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September 2017 Chapter Meetings

2017 Chapter Meetings ALL CHAPTER MEETINGS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER ARE CANCELLED!! ANNUAL UNION PICNIC at Six Flags, September 23rd, 2017 LOCATION ADDRESS DATE AND TIME MONTEREY 3120 Del Monte Blvd. Marina (Roundtable Pizza)  First Tues., 6 PM SAN JOSE ** 2102 Almaden Road, San Jose First Wed., 6 PM SACRAMENTO* 7660 La Riviera Dr. Sacramento (Mountain Mike’s Pizza) First Thurs., 6:30 PM FRESNO 324 E. Shaw (Ramada Inn) First Fri., 6 PM SAN FRANCISCO 379 Gellert Blvd., Daly City (Celias Mexican Restaurant) Second Tues., 5 PM OAKLAND 10806 Bigge Street, San Leandro Second Thurs., 5 PM MANTECA  1120 N. Main St., Manteca (Mountain Mike’s Pizza) Third Thurs., 6 PM *New location for Sacramento meeting start in August 2017! **New location for San Jose Meeting start in October 2017! 14940 Camden Ave. San Jose (Roundtable Pizza) ALL CHAPTER MEETINGS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER ARE CANCELLED!! ANNUAL PICNIC ON SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2017 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING WILL HELD IN MANTECA ON NOVEMBER 4TH...

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