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I started my Electrical Inside Wireman apprenticeship in 1976. I completed to Journey level in 1980. I have worked in all aspects of the electrical field, residential, commercial and industrial and at many levels; apprentice, journeyman, steward, foreman and general foreman. I have taught part time in the apprenticeship program since 1980 and obtained my California Teachers Credential in 1981. I have worked as a business agent and dispatcher for IBEW Local 11 under two different Business Managers. In 1996 I transitioned full time to the Electrical Training Institute as Senior Instructor and in 2006 became the Outreach Director. In 2009 I was appointed and then elected, and re-elected in 2012, by the membership as Vice President of IBEW Local 11. I served six months as the Interim President.
I am active and involved with my union; I have participated in community outreach even before I started my apprenticeship in 1976. Since 1980 I have been an active member on the Long Beach Private Industry Council, School to Career Organization, the Youth Opportunities Organization and other local groups. I was co-founder of Electric Women in 1984 and Blue Collar Women in 2006; active tradeswomen support groups. I currently sit on a number of community, education and faith based advisory committees and serve as a Board member for the Foothill WIB, the Pacific Gateway WIB, the South Bay WIB, the ACE Mentoring program, the United Jobs Community Coalition and the PV Jobs Foundation.
Outreach Director, Electrical Training Institute
6023 S. Garfield Ave.
City of Commerce, CA 90040
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Join Joe Krause, John Dougherty, Carlton Smith, Henry Racich & Eagles Defensive End Vinny Curry Live from The Stadium Sports Bar, located at The Holiday Inn Stadium.
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A Visit from Santa Claus
On this episode of MyFixitUpLife talk show, Mark and Theresa are talking about how community starts at home, on their first solar-powered radio show.
From small fixes and home ownership to kids and finding a safe place to play, they’re taking you inside one community in Columbus, Ohio, where hundreds of volunteers gathered to help make a difference.
HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse and his wife Amy Smart talk about what they’re doing in this neighborhood and around the country to help kids live healthier and happier. They also talk about their favorite playground equipment when they were kids, what Carter’s Kids means to them personally, and Amy talks about her upcoming movie Single Mom’s Club that will be released in 2014.
DIY Network and HGTV host Grundy is sharing details on Blog Cabin, his Mama’s cooking and how she is both his mom and his dad, and how he works to help communities with Rebuilding Together.
Mark and Theresa talk with the owner of the preschool and a resident of the neighborhood since 1945 about how the changes in the neighborhood are affecting their community and the kids.
They talk with Crate&Barrel CEO Sascha Bopp about his perspective on making home, volunteering, and building a treehouse with his son. Jeff Decker from Lowe’s, Homes on the Hill’s Stever Torsell, and Cassy Patterson from Rebuilding Together Central Ohio talk about they’re making a difference at home in this Columbus neighborhood.
The local IBEW provided the solar power for this episode using a portable solar station they designed.
Tune in Friday, June 28 at 2pmET.
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It's Monday which means a brand new episode of Graphic Policy Radio, This week we have a guest, comic creator Tom Christopher.
As an artist Tom has been involved in Fanzines, Underground Comics and the New Wave comics movement, but he is probably best known for his seven year run as inker on Marvel?'s Silver Surfer. Since then he has worked on a variety of titles from Marvel and DC including Spider-Man, X-Men, Superman and Batman. He is also a writter penning the definitive biography of Beat Generation writer Neal Cassady and documented early comic book history.
Tom recently was involved with a comic produced by IBEW Local 1245 to teach new union members about the history of the union and what it means to be a union member.
We'll be talking about his career and that latest project as well as unionization in the comic book industry.
So join us this Monday and chat with us by calling in or chatting on Twitter @graphicpolicy.
Best selling Performance Poet, Publisher, and Playwright Dexter Brady will be our special featured guest. Mr Brady is the author of 480 volts of Xavier, The Loudest Secret, King of Hearts, and Love...in 160 characters or less. Born and raised in Chicago, has been a member of the IBEW Local #134 before discovering his passion for writing in 2005. The youngest male sibling in a mixed family of nine, with one younger sister. Currently lives in California, exploring his creative endeavors.
So come thru and join us as we welcome my dear friend and fabulous Author/Poet Dexter Brady!! This is an exclusive interview..his very first one..I might add!
OPEN MIC will start after the interview (MIDNITE) where you can find more INCREDIBLE talent!!
See you soon <3
So Labor Day has come and gone. One of many federal holidays, that which is the lowest of the low; a pathetic excuse to have a barbecue, get lit, then talk trash about those who don't share the views of organized labor. The Verizon vs IBEW/ CWA/ SEIU folks still at it, as are the Wisconsin Teachers' Union and their ilk (the one who had to bus in OUT OF STATE folk to help do their dirty work. The same WHINERS who wanted recall elections, which then (Thanks mainly to David & Charles) BACKFIRED! Topping it off, Ford truck plant's UAW already agreed to strike if no contract agreement is signed -- over TWO WEEKS PRIOR.
The Professional Left are still up to their usual 'cover' routine. Yet the fundamentally moronic gaffes committed by those whom they fervently support "don't count." Just another example of how they like to play the Critical Theory vs Critical Thinking (or Logic, as some have called it), yet spin and then minimalize or just plain denegrate whenever possible.
There are some situations that are downplayed to the max. Dr. King's daughter Bernice said Lincoln signed what....?!? Indiana Rep Andre Carson (D) playing the race card YET AGAIN. These are some of the recent stories discussed on the Still Flyin' Over the Heartland Show.
So ladies & menfolk... sit down, strap in & HOLD ON!
(Note the similar theme shown of how the Verizon/Wisconsin Teachers' Union are quite similar; both involve a similar imagery [i.e. COMMUNIST icons], plus an overly large contingent of folk [i.e. those you couldn't get around if they were 4 abreast on their way to the Golden Corral buffet] on the picket line. Y'know, the type Marie Antoin, er... Michelle Obama doesn't like.)
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