[Update]
New Steward, and Refresher Training at CWA Local 9511 

Escondido, California 

March 21, 2020

The local is requesting that all members interested in attending the New Steward/Refresher Training scheduled at CWA Local 9511 in Escondido, California, please send a confirmation of attendance email to the Local at [email protected]; in the subject line, please write “Escondido Steward Training.” Please include within the body of the email:

Your Name

Physical address where you can receive materials

Superior Court of which you’re an employee

Cell number

With the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 contagion, the local may have to switch from an in-person event to having the training via a webinar format (the irony of doing this as a video remote instruction – VRI – is not lost on the training team). You will be advised and given a link, should that come to be the case.

CWA, through the District 9 office in Sacramento, has put in place protocols for its employees (Louis Rocha, Jr., our trainer, being one of them) and locals; for the time being, employees are not permitted to take flights, and all locals are instructed to refrain from, and in fact cancel any gatherings of ten or more persons in the same room … as well as all the other CDC advisements: wash hands before touching face or eating, keep social distance to one meter or more, stay home and self-quarantine if symptomatic, wear a mask if cough and/or fever develops, etc.

It is very important that our local get a firm number of people attending so as to make the decision to either webinar or have an in-person training, should the number be below ten persons total, as would be the case in the latter event.

We are looking forward to training new stewards and supporting existing stewards with as much training and mentoring as possible. These are our first steps toward building a stronger local, which in turn builds a stronger union movement for all of us.

In solidarity,

Michael Ferreira
President