From the Business Representative
Local 695 will continue to work closely with Contract Services in 2017, offering our advanced training classes and we plan to keep adding new classes as new technology is introduced. While we do offer training, it’s up to our members to stay on top of the latest gear, and if you see or hear about a new piece of equipment, let our Education Coordinator know, so we can set up a training program. Over the coming year, our Social Media Committee will be putting together more events for our members. On March 12, our Young Workers Committee has planned a Spring Hike at Topanga State Park for all members and their families. So watch for details and come join us for the day.
One very important note for our members; if you experience unsafe working conditions on production, we need to hear from you. When safety concerns arise on production, it is imperative that you call the IA’s Safety Hotline (844-422-9273) or the Local right away, so we can assist the crew. This is what being a member of a union means, supporting and looking out for your fellow sisters and brothers. Standing together is more important now than years past. Our new President and many in the Congress have expressed clear intentions to attack union families and the middle class. We will stay strong and united to ensure that your wages, your working conditions and your hardearned benefits will be there for you when you need them.