-- Vacation bids for 2019 are to be submitted by no later than November 20th for both yard and road. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Isaac Snell 915-373-0024 or Martin Cloud at 915-497-3162.
-- Ballots for 2019 nominations for LCA-B Local chairman and vice local chairman and for LCA-C chairman are going to be sent soon via USPS. Please ensure that we have your updated mailing address by contacting our secretary treasurer Cat Montero.
-- The time as come to prepare for our Christmas Party for all the members of Local 18. It will be held at Grace Gardens, 6709 Westside Dr. El Paso, TX 79932, on December 12, 2018 at 7:00 pm. Please RSVP plus 1 no later than December 4th to Liz, 915-490-0802. When you do RSVP please let her know which plate entree you and your plus one would like, options are fish, chicken or steak.
-- We must reiterate not to believe shanny talk regarding changes. The only thing we do ask is know and follow your agreements. If you have any have questions regarding agreements, feel free to ask. Out of all the changes being made now, particularly in the yard, please ensure that your on time to work.
-- Ballots have been mailed to the people that working as conductors and engineers. By acclamation, ballots were not send to the people working in the yard.
Congratulations to Local Chairman David Acosta and the Vice Local Chairman: Martin Cloud, Isaac Snell, George Avila, Ryan Hunt, and Andres Hernandez.
If you do not receive a ballot in the next few days, please let me know so I can send you a duplicate. All ballots must be mailed in before Election Day on November 28, 2018 and all envelopes are pre-stamped. We just wanted to stress the importance of voting. We all have the responsibility to exercise our right to turn in that ballot. Lets all make a difference by taking a few minutes out of your time and voice your opinion. You do not like the leadership that is current, so vote and change it. Let your voice be heard!
-- We are doing a raffle for Cory Castle. Going to raffle a Yeti Soft Cooler Hopper Flip 12, which was donated by one of our members Joe Contreras. Going to be selling the tickets for $10 each and on December 19, 2018 at 9:00 am, we will be drawing the winner. You do not have to be present to win. All proceeds will go to Cory.
If you would like to buy a ticket, please let me know at 915-433-9157 and if you would like to help selling the tickets, please let me know as well.
Once again thank you for your support in helping a fellow railroader brother!
-- We just wanted to remind everyone to know their agreement because it will help you in the long run. If you do not know something please ask and we will get you right answer. Remember, if your on thru-freight train, not patching, and finished with your assignment then asked to do other work, it is against our agreement. Please ask for advice, there are plenty of people willing to help.
-- We want to thank everyone for taking their time to vote. It is your union and whatever happens in the future, your voice will be heard.
As of 2019, here are your local officers and local committee:
President - Dino Andino Phone: 915-920-0509
Vice President - Liz Martinez Phone: 915-490-0802
Secretary - Treasurer - Catarino Montero phone: 915-433-9157
Committee 887A - Yard Switchmen
Local Chairman - David Acosta phone: 915-694-3000
Vice Local Chairman
George Avila - 915-422-4918
Martin Cloud - 915-497-3162
Andres Hernandez - 915-491-0051
Ryan Hunt - 915-229-9412
Isaac Snell - 915-373-0024
Committee 887B - Conductors
Local Chairman - Sal Garcia phone - 915-525-6891
Vice Local Chairman
Marco Gutierrez - 915-208-0179
Liz Martinez - 915-490-0802
Mike Mizcles - 915-494-6396
Cat Montero - 915-433-9157
Mark Reyes - 915-319-8162
Robert Rosser - 915-478-5167
Committee 887C - Engineers
Local Chairman - Jody Gaytan Phone - 915-599-7651
Vice Local Chairman - Robert Marshall - 915-637-4755
Congratulations to everyone! From today on and throughout the years, lets work together to make the union stronger!