New Stanford Hospital: Halfway There!

More than 150 UA Local Union 393 plumbers, pipefitters and apprentices working on the new Stanford Hospital just reached an important milestone: Construction of the $2 billion project is halfway done. The 824,000-square-foot Palo Alto hospital is is on track for completion in 2017 with the facility opening its doors…

Toolbox: Why Small Contract Violations Have Big Consequences

Welcome to Toolbox, a new column that will be helping our members better understand the ins and outs of our contracts. Should I bring my personal tools to work? No, leave them at home. Our Master Labor Agreement contract language clearly states that employers supply the tools: No tools shall…

Make a Difference in This Season of Giving

Labor Movement's 2015 Toys for Tots - Holiday Party Sunday, December 20 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Santa Clara County Fairgrounds 344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111 In 1986, a group of labor activists threw a holiday party for the families of striking workers. Hundreds of children participated in…

Fighting For Our Future

Take the Pledge here.   UA Local Union 393 member and Pipe Trades Training Center Instructor Wayne Machado signed the pledge. By joining our Campaign for a Secure Future as a team leader, he vows to help our union build the power we need to keep our pensions strong, our…

Business Manager’s Column: Training the Next Generation of UA Craftspeople

Brothers and Sisters, Training the next generation of UA craftspeople is an investment in our future. New blood is vital to our union and our trade. To both replace our retiring baby boomer members and meet the labor needs required for our current crush of projects, UA Local Union 393…

Mark Your Calendars!

 

Meet Team 393

From left to right: Business Representative Al Gonzalez, Assistant Business Manager Rudy, Carrasco, Business Manager Bill Guthrie, Business Representative Steve Flores and Business Representative Wayd La Pearle. Not pictured: Organizer Ricci Herro.   Call it fate. Over the past two decades, the paths of UA Local Union 393's leadership team…