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      2015 George Kelty Scholarship

      2015 George Kelty Scholarship Local 5 is proud to offer scholarship opportunities to members in good standing and their children. In order to be eligible, an applicant must be enrolled in, or intend to enroll in, an accredited college or technical school in 2015. Scholarships will be awarded based on an essay submitted by the applicant.
      Download: 2015 Scholarship Application.pdf

      Local Union Election

      LOCAL UNION ELECTION – 2015 Following are the nominations for all Local Union Offices and Bargaining Unit Committees. Those running unopposed are considered elected and will not appear on the Official Ballot.

      Joint Statement from Leo W. Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers (USW) and Sean McGarvey, President, North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU)

      February 25, 2015 FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE ATLANTA, GA -- There has been much confusion concerning the United Steelworkers (USW) negotiations with the refinery industry regarding the scope of our members’ work.
      Download: 2-25-15-Joint-Statement-NABTU-and-USW-FINAL.pdf

      Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the USW Oil Workers’ Unfair Labor Practice Strike

      February 11, 2015 “The AFL-CIO stands in full support of our brothers and sisters in this strike against unfair labor practices. We are in solidarity with the more than 5,200 oil refinery workers who are currently on the picket lines demanding safe working environments and an end to dangerous and abusive industry practices.


      What's New at USW Local 5

      Local 5 is proud to offer scholarship opportunities to members in good standing and their children. In order to be eligible, an applicant must be enrolled in, or intend to enroll in, an accredited college or technical school in 2015. Scholarships will be awarded based on an essay submitted by the applicant. By applying for a scholarship, applicants agree that their essay may be published in USW newsletters or websites.

      This year the following scholarships may be awarded:            1 @ $2,500          1 @ $1,000          3 @ $500

      How to Apply:

      Complete the Application Form below and mail it with your essay and documentation of enrollment.

      Compose an essay between 500 - 1,000 words, double spaced, and typed in 12 point font. Include an introduction, body and conclusion. Five sources of information must be cited in footnotes; three of which must be non-internet. Wikipedia may not be used as a source. Include a bibliography. Your essay should be to the point, clear and free from grammatical errors. Your topic is:

      Assume your reader knows what Fast Track Authority is, and answer the following question:

      “Is Fast Track Authority bad for workers?”

      Do not put your name on the essay. Essays will be judged by an independent panel selected by the Trustees. The Application Form, documentation and essay must be postmarked no later than July 15, 2015, and mailed to:

      USW LOCAL 5

      GEORGE KELTY SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE

      PO BOX 349

      MARTINEZ, CA 94553-0034

      Scholarship winners will be announced at the August 4, 2015 membership meeting. The decision of the Trustees will be final. Scholarships will be distributed to the school on behalf of the recipient.


      Download: 2015 Scholarship Application.pdf

      LOCAL UNION ELECTION – 2015

      Following are the nominations for all Local Union Offices and Bargaining Unit Committees.

      Those running unopposed are considered elected and will not appear on the Official Ballot.

      President (Elect 1)

      BK WHITE

      1st Vice President (Elect 1)

      TRACY SCOTT

      AL CRUZ

      2nd Vice President (Elect 1)

      APRIL MOORE

      3rd Vice President (Elect 1)

      AL VEGA

      ASHLEY TAYLOR

      Secretary-Treasurer (Elect 1)

      JIM PAYNE

      Recording Secretary (Elect 1)

      HOWARD JONES

      Guard (Elect 1)

      NO NOMINATION

      Guide (Elect 1)

      ORLANDO SAMPAYO

      Trustees (Elect 5)

      RAYLYNN MCINTIRE

      CHARLES GAETH

      JANICE WOOD

      MIKE SMITH

      JOANN BRADFORD

      CHRIS PALACIO

      LEO OSEGUERA

      Region 11 Council Delegates (Elect 3)

      *Council delegates are Int'l Convention delegates in order of election.
       President & Secretary-Treasurer are standing delegates.

      CHRIS PALACIO

      ROBERT TRAVIS

      JANET HECKER

      LACEY HATFIELD

      Contra Costa Labor Council Delegate (Elect 7)

      *President & Secretary-Treasurer are standing delegates.

      TOM LEWIS

      ASHLEY TAYLOR

      SAMANTHA SCOTT

      LACEY HATFIELD

      San Joaquin/Calaveras Labor Council Delegate (Elect 1)

      *President & Secretary-Treasurer are standing delegates.

      NO NOMINATION

      Alameda Labor Council Delegate (Elect 1)

      *President & Secretary-Treasurer are standing delegates.

      NO NOMINATION

      Chevron Transportation & Operations

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      NO NOMINATION

      Committee (Elect 1)

      NO NOMINATION

      Chevron - Richmond Refinery & Richmond Lubricants Plant

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      ROBERT TRAVIS

      Committee (Elect 8)

      FRANK UNGO

      AL CRUZ

      ORLANDO SAMPAYO

      JOSE CHAVEZ

      LUPE CHAVEZ

      MISAEL ORTIZ JR

      ROBERT DECAMBRA

      JAMES WILLER

      VINCENT CLACK

      CHRISTOPHER BARRON

      RAYLYNN MCINTIRE

      LIZA MOSQUERIOLA

      Criterion Catalyst - Martinez

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      BRANDON EHRESMAN

      Committee (Elect 1)

      SARA LAWSON

      Criterion Catalyst - Pittsburg

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      NO NOMINATION

      Committee (Elect 2)

      NO NOMINATION

      Plant Maintenance

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      NO NOMINATION

      Committee (Elect 3)

      NO NOMINATION

      Safety-Kleen (Evergreen Oil)

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      MARIO JUAREZ

      RENE GUERRERO

      Committee (Elect 1)

      MIGUEL TAMAYO

      Shell Oil - Martinez Refinery

      E Board Member (Elect 1)

      RAY JONES

      ASHLEY TAYLOR

      Committee - Delayed Coking (Elect 1)

      RAY JONES

      Committee - Maintenance (Elect 2)

      NO NOMINATION

      Committee - Laboratory (Elect 1)

      TOM LEWIS

      JANET HECKER

      Committee - LOP North (Elect 1)

      NICHOLAS PLURKOWSKI

      Committee - LOP South (Elect 1)

      NICOLE BAGLIN

      Committee - Logistics (Elect 1)

      CHRIS PALACIO

      Committee - Operations Central (Elect 1)

      JOSE QUINTERO

      J.R. Simplot

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      BRIAN WILLIAMS

      Committee - Maintenance (Elect 1)

      STEVE ROTH

      Committee - Production (Elect 1)

      MIKEY MACNEILAGE

      Committee - Materials Management (Elect 1)

      TONY SANCHEZ

      RAY GONZALES

      JEROME PATTERSON

      Tesoro Refining & Marketing - Golden Eagle Chemical

      E Board Member/Committee Chair (Elect 1)

      ANTONIO GARCIA

      Committee (Elect 2)

      JAMES FELDERMANN

      Tesoro Refining & Marketing - Golden Eagle Refinery

      E Board Member (Elect 1)

      GARRETT CHARLES

      Committee - Engineering, Accounting, Clerical & Quality Assurance Laboratory (Elect 1)

      HOWARD JONES

      Committee - M & C Department (Elect 2)

      CHRIS JONES

      STEVE CERDA

      Committee - Shipping Department (Elect 1)

      ROB STOOPS

      Committee - Process Department Zone 1 (Elect 1)

      TIM ARIAS

      Committee - Process Department Zone 2 (Elect 1)

      CRIFF REYES

      JOSE MACAY

      Committee - Gauging Department (Elect 1)

      APRIL MOORE

      Committee - Miscellaneous Department (Elect 1)

      LACEY HATFIELD

      LARRY FOX

      Committee - At Large (Elect 1)

      SAMANTHA SCOTT

      JAMES VEST

      SUZETTE TIPPIT

      February 25, 2015

      FOR IMMEIDATE RELEASE

      ATLANTA, GA -- There has been much confusion concerning the United Steelworkers (USW) negotiations with the refinery industry regarding the scope of our members’ work.

      We are issuing this statement to make clear that the scope of work USW is seeking in negotiations with the refinery owners does not and will not include the following: new construction; turnaround or shut down work (not currently performed by in-house USW members); and specialty work that requires specialty equipment.

      In addition, the USW does not and will not seek to bar the subcontracting of such work to contractors whose employees are represented by North America’s Building Trades Unions. The daily maintenance and repair work covered by the existing scope or recognition clauses contained in USW agreements with refinery owners and performed by the refinery owners’ workforce is the work of the USW. This is the only work the USW is trying to defend in the current negotiations with the refinery owners.

      Furthermore, USW officials acknowledge the safety qualifications of NABTU contractors and acknowledge that those contractors that employ and are signatory with North America’s Building Trades Unions, utilize the best trained, most skilled and safest craft workers in the world.

      The USW recognizes that the five contractors represented by the California Refinery Contractors Association undermine the standards of the USW and the Building Trades in the industry. The USW is committed to resolving this issue once and for all including, if necessary, the expulsion of the USW Local Unions that represent the workers of such contractors.

      Meanwhile, for the duration of the USW strike, NABTU unions and their members shall respect the USW picket lines and refrain from performing struck work, with the understanding that rebuilding and/or new construction by NABTU union members shall be permitted and USW will assist the NABTU in facilitating such work.

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      ABOUT NORTH AMERICA'S BUILDING TRADES UNIONS

      North America's Building Trades Unions is an alliance of 14 national and international unions in the building and construction industry that collectively represent over 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada. Each year, our unions and our signatory contractor partners invest over $1 billion in private sector money to fund and operate over 1,900 apprenticeship training and education facilities across North America that produce the safest, most highly trained and productive skilled craft workers found anywhere in the world.

      www.BCTD.org

      www.Facebook.com/NorthAmericasBuildingTradesUnions

      www.twitter.com/@BldgTrdsUnions

      ABOUT THE UNITED STEELWORKERS

      The USW represents 850,000 workers in North America employed in industries that include metals, rubber, chemicals, paper, oil refining, plus the service and public sectors. For more information: http://www.usw.org/.
      Download: 2-25-15-Joint-Statement-NABTU-and-USW-FINAL.pdf

      February 11, 2015

      “The AFL-CIO stands in full support of our brothers and sisters in this strike against unfair labor practices. We are in solidarity with the more than 5,200 oil refinery workers who are currently on the picket lines demanding safe working environments and an end to dangerous and abusive industry practices. No one should go to work each day wondering if it will be their last. No one should be asked by a supervisor to labor at unsafe staffing levels.

      This strike is about protecting workers and their families, and it’s about protecting the communities where these facilities are located. The workers are protesting the oil companies’ serious unfair labor practices, including their refusal to negotiate over mandatory subjects, undue delays in providing information, impeded bargaining, and threats issued to workers if they joined the ULP strike. We call on the oil companies to end their bad faith bargaining and immediately work with the union to solve these problems.”
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