After several days of negotiation and trying to come to an agreement with the NFSA Contractors Association, we have hit an impasse. Local 709 has proposed what we feel is the best proposal for our membership. The NFSA has given what they feel is their best proposal and at this time the two parties have agreed to meet on August 29th to resume negotiations. We are asking the membership to please attend our Special Called Meeting, Monday, August 28th, here at the hall at 5:30pm. This meeting will be a full contract update to discuss where we are and where we are going. Thank you in advance for your attendance.
Unfortunately, the meetings we had set up with our Contractors Association were cancelled this week. There were some personal conflicts with members of the NFSA and they were unable to attend. Therefore there will be no Contract ratification at our August 7th union meeting. Meetings have been rescheduled for August 8th & 9th. We will have to call for a Special Called Meeting later in the month to ratify our contract once an agreement is made. We are still confident we will have a new contract by our deadline of August 31st. Please stay tuned and thank you for your continued support and patience.
We will be sending out information packets for the State Certification very soon. The State is making some possible last minute changes that we are waiting on. Please keep a look out early next week for this information as we don’t want to send out information that may have changes pending. Thank you for your patience on this matter.
CLOSED - Sprinkler Fitters 709's Retiree Committee is pleased to announce the educational grant awards to help members or families of 709 members. Print out the info and application here.
709's 1st Annual Apprentice Graduation Fundraiser Golf Tournament
Click here for the flyer and registration form. If you have any questions, please call Rick Vazquez.
Are you interested in a career in fire suppression? If you live in the Los Angeles area, you should consider applying for the Sprinkler Fitters U.A. Local 709 Apprenticeship Program. The JAC is accepting applications this June. Click here for the flyer with all the info.
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