Emergency Assistance Fund
Information and Referral Services
Building Futures Program
Lay-off & Strike Preparation
Union Volunteer Recruitment
2017 Board of Trustees
Jackie Jeter, President
ATU Local 689
Mike Murphy, Business Manager (Ret’d)
IUOE Local 99
Linda Bridges, Secretary-Treasurer
OPEIU Local 2
Jenny Sylvester, Vice-President (Ret’d)
CWA Local 2108
Executive Committee Member
Dan Duncan, President (Ret’d)Northern Virginia Area Labor Federation
Board of Trustees Members
Seth Couslar, President
AFSCME Council 26
Dennis Desmond, Business Manager
LiUNA Local 11
Randy Erwin, President
National Federation of Federal Employees
James Griffin, President
IBEW Local 1900
National Writers Guild
Linda Martin, President
UNITE HERE Local 25
Maria Naranjo, Assistant District Leader
SEIU Local 32bj
Alex Thompson, President
Alex Thompson Associates, Inc.
Jos Williams, President (Ret’d)
Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO
Spring Building Futures Program Underway
The spring Building Futures program began Monday. A program of the Community services Agency (CSA), Building Futures began in 2007 to help DC residents in underserved communities learn entry level skills and certifications for careers in the union construction trades. The CSA runs four classes annually with approximately 20 students per class.
Students are trained at the Plasterers and Cement Mason’s union, Local 891 facility in northeast where they will earn certifications in Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA 10), CPR and First Aid/AED, Flagger and Scaffold User. Students also receive case management support to help remove obstacles commonly faced by disadvantaged workers including issues surrounding child care, resume writing, math improvement and interviewing and presentation skills. “For Building Futures students, our program is a first step into a stable, rewarding pathway to good union work,” said Sylvia Casaro-Dietert, who coordinates the program.
- photo: Job Developer Consultant Tia Watkins provides a program overview on Day 1; report/photo by Matt Losak, CSA Asst. Exec. Dir.
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