Business Manager: Russell Harper ( )

An Update From John Fernandes

We heard today through some ABA’s in the field that management held meetings yesterday where they now have some dates for Asplundh contractors to starting doing emergency work. At today’s Green Book safety meeting we asked for some details and their reply was that they wouldn’t have any information for us until next week. It’s incredible that they sent management to the districts to stir the pot yet provide us with no information. Here we are now with local supervision telling the workforce what is about to occur, yet nothing has been officially communicated to the Union offices. Know one thing- we are prepared to deal with this going forward, and we will. Don’t let their distractions get in the way of your safety and your crew’s safety. It’s not worth it. John Fernandes