At the groundbreaking ceremony for California's high-speed rail project in Fresno January 6, Governor Brown had nothing but high praise for the construction workers and students who supported the project from the beginning. "It's not about what you do with paper," he said. "It's what you put in the ground. Let's put all these building trades guys to work!"
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SWIFT Steps Up Criminal Referrals
During the first five months of the current fiscal year (July through November 2014), SWIFT investigators performed 1,628 proactive investigation at active jobsites to verify license and workers compensation insurance compliance. SWIFT investigators conducted an average of 14 investigations per month each with 673 or 44% resulting in a legal action. 338 of the legal actions were referred to criminal prosecution.
Revoked Contractor Associating with Licensed Wife Receives 180 Days in Jail
Dean Wallie Dominguez had his contractor’s license revoked in March 2002 for multiple violations stemming from four consumer complaints. Then, in May 2006, Dominguez was convicted of contracting without a license and felony diversion of construction funds and was sentenced to prison for two years. In March 2008, an individual contractor’s license was issued to Dominguez’ wife, Mollie Jean Maness, dba M J Maness Construction.
Dominguez, representing himself as the owner of M J Maness, obtained a $153,000 contract in November 2010 to renovate a fitness center in San Francisco. The fitness center owners did not have any contact with Mollie Maness; work on the project was performed and coordinated entirely by Dominguez. When the owners questioned the progress and quality of the work and refused to advance additional funds to Dominguez, the project was abandoned after more than $110,000 had been paid ($104,686 being direct payments to Dominguez / M J Maness Construction). During the investigation, Mollie Maness acknowledged that her husband negotiates and signs all contracts, hires subcontractors and oversees construction projects while her role in the business is limited to doing paperwork. The matter was referred to accusation for violations that include section 7121 for associating with a revoked contractor in a capacity other than as a non-supervising bona fide employee. An appeal was filed and is pending the scheduling of a hearing.
Staff also made a referral to the San Francisco DA’s office requesting criminal prosecution against Dean Dominguez for violating section 7121.6 (a revoked contractor acting for or on behalf of a licensed contractor other than as a bona fide non-supervising employee). On November 24, 2014, Dominguez plead no contest and was sentenced to 5 years court probation, 180 days county jail, payment of investigative costs of $2,289.09 to the CSLB, statutory fine of $4,500, restitution of $104,686 (disgorgement), prohibition from contracting without a license and obey all laws. Prison realignment is resulting in more jail sentences rather than state prison incarceration.
“In Northern California our organizing programs are the most successful in the Brotherhood. We also provide service to our membership that is second to none. We could not achieve these high standards without the active involvement of our rank and file in the Carpenters In Action program!” - Bob Alvarado, Executive Secretary Treasurer
Over the past six years the Carpenters In Action (CIA) program has worked alongside the Organizing Department in the daily fight for Carpenters throughout Northern California. Whether it be speaking at City Hall or joining the everyday campaigns against the non-union on the street, members of the CIA are involved with the fight for Carpenter issues!
These campaigns have generated billions of dollars of new work hours for the membership and have led to the successful organizing of major non-union contractors. Rank-and-file participation at the Local Union level has been a key element to this success. Members who join their Local’s CIA are trained in all aspects of organizing. These trainings include organizing tactics, public speaking, political involvement and legal strategies.
Moving into our seventh year of the CIA we are rolling out the new Organizing Legal Training for the rank and file. We strongly encourage you to get involved in your CIA. The job you create may be your own!
JOIN THE CIA – WHEN WE FIGHT AS ONE, THE FIGHT IS WON
Please join Carpenters Union Counsel Matt Gauger and Director of Organizing Jay Bradshaw at one of the following CIA trainings.
1/22/15 Local 701, 1361 N. Hulbert Avenue, Fresno
1/27/15 Local 713, 1050 Mattox Road, Hayward
1/29/15 Local 751, 1706 Corby Avenue, Santa Rosa
2/3/15 Local 102, 2350 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton (Carpenters Training Center)
2/5/15 Local 46, 4421 Pell Drive, Ste A, Sacramento
2/10/15 Local 22, 2085 3rd Street, San Francisco
2/12/15 Local 405, 2102 Almaden Rd, Ste 115, San Jose
2/17/15 Local 217, 1153 Chess Drive, Suite 115, San Jose
2/26/15 Local 35, 647 Lindaro Street, San Rafael
3/10/15 Local 152 East, 1421 Moffat Blvd., Manteca
3/12/15 Local 1599, 3179 Bechelli Lane, Suite 206, Redding
3/17/15 Local 605, 910 2nd Avenue, Marina
3/19/15 Local 1109, 8570 W. Mineral King Ave, Visalia
3/24/15 Local 152 West, 3780 Alhambra Ave, Martinez
3/26/15 Local 1789, 2720 Young Street, So. Lake Tahoe
3/31/15 Local 751, 840 E. Street, Eureka
CARPENTERS TRAINING COMMITTEE FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (CTCNC): ANNOUNCEMENT OF POTENTIAL OPENING FOR CARPENTER APPRENTICESHIP INSTRUCTOR at CALPIA Folsom, CA
The Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California (CTCNC) is presently opening the application procedure for the position of Pre-apprenticeship Instructor. This process is intended to identify an instructor for the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) located at the Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA.
INSTRUCTOR APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Please review the attached Position Description, Qualifications & Requirements, and Additional Desired Abilities. If you believe you would be a good candidate for a Carpenter Instructor, and you are able to comply with these qualifications and requirements, we invite you to make application.
How to Apply
Please submit the following two (2) documents no later than November 21, 2014 - which is the close of this application period. Documents postmarked after November 21, 2014 will not be considered.
1. A single (1) page resume that includes the following information in this order please:
• Your contact information (i.e. Name, UBC Member ID#, Local Union #, Address, Phone #'s, email Address, etc.)
• Your educational background (i.e. high school through any post-high school training and/or other education)
• A brief summary of your work history-highlighting any supervisory experience.
• Any additional personal pursuits or involvements you would consider relevant for consideration
2. A current Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) printout of your driving record.
Instructor Wage Rates & Benefits
CALPIA Instructor wages and benefits are based on the applicable foreman wage and fringe benefit rate contained in the NCCRC's Carpenter Master Agreement. This position is based on 36 hours per week.
What You Can Expect Next:
After the close of the application period you will be contacted, by phone indicating if you have or have not qualified for advancement to the next phase of our application procedure. If you have qualified, and prior to being invited to the next phase of our interview process, you will be required to sign a "Certificate of Non-Disqualification" statement acknowledging that, within the past thirteen (13) years, you have not been convicted of a felony, or imprisoned for any offenses listed in the documents. Due to the short time frame you may either mail, fax or email your resume.
Return Application Documents To
CALPIA Instructor Selection Committee
Carpenters Training Committee for Northern California
2350 Santa Rita Road
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Fax: (925) 462-8593 or email email@example.com
CALPIA Position Description, Qualifications, Requirements, and Desired Abilities
POSITION TITLE: Carpenter Apprenticeship Instructor for California Prison Industry Authority
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the CALPIA Workforce Development Branch (WDB) Administrator:
• Provide both classroom and practical instruction to inmates.
• Maintain discipline and custodial control, including inmate counts, of assigned inmates during schooling hours.
• Adapt appropriate methods and devices of teaching to meet the needs of the participating inmates consistent with prescribed curriculum. Provide and guide participants through all written curriculum materials.
• Maintain, emphasize, and enforce safe and secure working conditions and practices. Must adhere to and follow all security guidelines for the facility.
• Prepare all necessary CALPIA Industry Employment (IEP) documents for the Pre-Apprenticeship program to ensure that course objectives and goals are met.
• Supervise construction projects to evaluate the level of inmate knowledge and understanding of the carpenter’s trade.
• Maintain proper management of facilities and daily tool and equipment accountability.
• Maintain and update professional knowledge and skills as a tradesperson and Carpentry Instructor, including obtaining a Vocational Educational Credential from the state of California.
· Carpenter instructors are subject to CDCR California Code of Regulations (CCR’s) Title 15 requirements including mandatory institution training requirements.
· Act as a liaison between the CALPIA Pre-Apprenticeship Program and the CTCNC to ensure course objectives and goals are met.
· Provide other consultation services as requested by the Workforce Development Branch (WDB) Administrator.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
• You must have a High School Diploma, a GED, or equivalent.
Trade Experience Qualification
You must have seven (7) years of verifiable employment in a UBC trade as a Journeyperson under an appropriate United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) recognized Collective Bargaining Agreement. Four (4) successful years in an approved Joint Labor-Management Carpentry Apprenticeship Program will be acceptable in lieu of four (4) years of Journey level experience.
A minimum of seven (7) years of above-described trade experience must have occurred in the last ten (10) years.
Standing L-R Daniel Crespin, Arturo Rodriguez, Tony Uzzle, Jeff Wright, Herdia Shell, Anatoliy Gavrilyuk
Seated L-R Juan Espinosa, David Rivas, Mark Medina, Francisco Martinez