Local 213 Holds Vaccine Confidence Drive
Local 213 in Los Angeles hosted a Vaccine Confidence Drive at the Whittier Training Center. More than 75 members took part and received first does of the Pfizer vaccine. The event was kicked off by California Assemblymember Lisa Calderon of the 57th District. This Drive is part of the SWRCC’s ongoing Vaccine Confidence campaign to help get members – and their families’ – vaccinated. Assemblymember Calderon presented Local 213 with a Certificate of Appreciation for the Vaccination Day.
COVID Cases On Rise Again in Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles Times reports that Los Angeles County has recorded more than 3,000 new coronavirus cases in three days, part of a troubling rise in cases as viral transmission increases among unvaccinated people.
It was the first time since early March that the county reported three consecutive days with more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases.
The numbers underscore growing concerns about how the highly contagious Delta variant is spreading among unvaccinated people. Officials have said those who have received vaccinations have an excellent chance of being protected.
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh Visits Riverside Training Center
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Congressman Mark Takano visited Southwest Carpenters’ newest Training Center in Riverside.
Walsh and Takano – along with EST Dan Langford and President Rodriguez – spoke to more than 50 Apprentices about the importance of Jobs, Wages, and Benefits, and how President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan can bring good infrastructure jobs to Riverside County and the Inland Empire.
Fox 11 Los Angeles was there to cover to the event. Watch more here.