Locals 213 and 721 participated in three Turkey Drives in Los Angeles, El Monte, and Bell Gardens in advance of Thanksgiving. California Assembly members Christina Garcia and Miguel Santiago participated in the events in Los Angeles and Bell Gardens and welcomed community volunteers. During all three Turkey Drives, almost 3,000 turkeys were given away to families across Los Angeles County.
New Online Destination for Career Connections
Career Connections has launched a new website. The new home for Southwest Carpenters’ Career Connections is a one-stop destination for the premier Pre-Apprenticeship program. Features of the new site includes information on Career Connections curriculum, industry certifications, a blog spot to stay connected, and an exclusive Instructor Portal for Career Connections instructors to exchange ideas and information with other instructors and Career Connections Outreach Specialists.
A Celebration of Phoenix Infrastructure
The second phase of Phoenix’s light rail extension was celebrated with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, Senator Mark Kelly, and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallegos. The elected officials gathered with SWMSRCC Regional Manager and Local 1912 President Fabian Sandez to laud Valley Metro’s sign off on the project. With the bipartisan Infrastructure Bill now law, Valley Metro hopes that money from the bill will further fund the project. KSAZ Fox 10 covered the event.