THE DISTRICT 190 SPARKPLUG
Unions and their members worked hard to support the election of Gray Davis as governor last November. And it’s starting to pay off. As promised, one of Davis’ first acts was to move to restore the 8-hour day. Since taking office in early January, Davis has appointed several labor people to top jobs.
“For the past sixteen years, work- ing people and their unions have not had a seat at the governor’s table. I’m not going to say the table is ours now, but with Gray Davis in charge,
CalTrans San Francisco Supervisor Jose Medina will head California’s Department of Transportation. Medina, 57, was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors two years ago where he oversaw trans- portation projects including roads
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“One of Davis’ first acts was to move to restore the 8-hour day.”
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Instituto Laboral de la Raza from 1982-94, and was a field organizer for SEIU Local 790 from 1994-96.
Senate Relations & Labor
Longtime labor advocate Steve Smith will head the Department of Industrial Relations, which has juris- diction over workers' compensation, Cal-OSHA, apprenticeship pro- grams, wages and labor law.
Bill A. Lloyd was named Director for Senate Relations and Labor Issues. Lloyd, 51, has been involved in the labor movement since the mid-1970’s. He has served as East Bay Direc-tor for SEIU Local 790, Vice President for the California Federation of Labor, Western Regional Director for the A. Philip Randolph Institute and is on the Executive Committee of Alameda County’s Central Labor Council.
Smith, 44, has spent his career fighting for California’s working men and women. For nine years Smith served as the California State Employees Association’s govern- mental relations coordinator.
Respected firefighter Dallas Jones will head the State Office of Emergency Services. Jones, 55, has been a firefighter for the County of Los Angeles since 1965 and current- ly serves as Secretary-Treasurer of the California Professional Firefighters and President for the Los Angeles County Firefighters. He is also an advisor to the National
Marty Morganstern will head the Department of Personnel Administration. Morganstern had been Director of the Governor's Office of Employee Relations and he was DPA’s first director.
Morganstern, 64, was instrumen- tal in creating legislation to bring about collective bargaining for state workers. He served as Chair of the
Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Center for Labor Research and Education.California at U.C. Berke- ley's Institute of Industrial Relations.
Local 1546 (cont.)
Membership Meeting Third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. All meetings held at the Carpenters’ Hall, in Reno February 18 • March 18 • April 15
Executive Board Meeting Thursday preceding membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. February 25 • April 1 • April 29 Senior’s Luncheon First Wednesday of each month at 12 noon February 3 • March 3 • April 7
Executive Board Meeting First Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. February 4 • March 4 • April 1 Stewards Meeting First Thursday of each month at 8:00 p.m. February 4 • March 4 • April 1 General Membership Meeting Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. February 11 • March 11• April 8
Membership Meeting Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. February 18 • March18 • April 15 Executive Board Meeting Preceding Monday at 7 p.m. February 15 • March 15 • April 12 Retirees Club First Tuesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. February 2 • March 2 • April 6
Membership/Shop Stewards Mtg. Third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. February 18 • March 18 • April 15 Executive Board Meeting Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. February 11 • March 11• April 8 Retirees Club Meeting First Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. February 3 • March 3 • April 7
Shop Stewards Meeting First Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. February 4 • March 4 • April 1 Executive Board Meeting Second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. February 11 • March 11 • April 8 General Membership Meeting Third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. February 18 • March 18 • April 15
Executive Board Meeting Third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. February 16 • March 16 • April 20 General Membership Meeting Third Tuesday of each month at 8:00 p.m. February 16 • March 16 • April 20
Executive Board Meeting Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. February 9 • March 9 • April 13 General Membership Meeting Second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. February 9 • March 9 • April 13 Retirees Club - VISTA CLUB Third Wednesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at Sacramento Hall February 17 • March 17 • April 21
Executive Board Meeting First Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. February 3 • March 3 • April 7 General Membership Meeting First Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. February 3 • March 3 • April 7
S p a r k p l u g T h e I A M D i s t r i c t 1 9 0
The Sparkplug (USPS 007966) is published bi-monthly for $3 per year by District Lodge 190, International Association of Machinists, Oakland, Calif., a non-profit organization. Periodicals postage paid at Oakland.
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Membership Meeting First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. February 2 • March 2 • April 6 Shop Stewards Meeting First Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. February 2 • March 2 • April 6
The Sparkplug is the official publication of District Lodge 190 and its affiliated local lodges and notification of any meeting or election in this paper shall constitute official notice per Article B, Section 4 of the IAMAW Constitution and Articles V and VII of District Lodge 190 By-Laws.