Additional Trade Unions Support Vivian Williams Malauulu For Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees

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Vivian Williams Malauulu

Vivian Williams Malauulu

Nine different Building & Construction Trades unions formally announced their endorsement and support Friday for Long Beach City College Professor Vivian Williams Malauulu’s campaign for the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees, Area 2 seat.

The nine different Building & Construction Trades unions included:

  • Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers, Local 5
  • Iron Workers, Locals 416 & 433
  • Roofers & Waterproofers, Local 36
  • Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, Transportation Workers, Local 105
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • United Association (UA) Plumbers, Local 78
  • United Association (UA), Local 250
  • United Association (UA) Sprinkler Fitters, Local 709
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16

“Vivian Williams Malauulu understands the importance of a skilled and trained work force for our community,” said Mike Layton, Business Manager and Financial Secretary for Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16. “We are excited to endorse her candidacy and believe she will do an excellent job on the Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees.”

The nine new endorsements now bring the total number of labor organizations and locals who have endorsed Malauulu’s campaign to 29. She has also been endorsed by the Long Beach City College’s full and part-time faculty associations and classified staff, the Long Beach Firefighters Association, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), Long Beach City Councilman Rex Richardson, State Assembly Education Committee Chairman Patrick O’Donnell, State Senators Isadore Hall and Tony Mendoza, former State Senator Betty Karnette, and the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.


2 Responses to “Additional Trade Unions Support Vivian Williams Malauulu For Long Beach Community College District Board of Trustees”
  1. Ron Zielinski says:

    I would not consider that a complement if the TRADE UNIONS support you………

  2. Marie Van Vooren says:


    I have been so incensed about the elimination of 11 Vocational programs at Long Beach City College, particularly with Uranga (friend of Irma). I believe he had something to do with the new school across from the Mercedes Benz installation of the past year. I believe there was quid pro quo from him and others. What was the pay off? How could LBCC give up on automotive, when there are millions of cars on the highways in Los Angeles/Long Beach area that would need service and an Aviation program eliminated when a major airport is next to the college. Insanity!!! Why were they not advertising the programs especially with new buildings and equipment that was paid for by the last bond measure? This should be brought out in the election. I was not happy that all of a sudden Irma was selected and most people had no idea who she was. Who paid for her flights to and from the college where she was an administrator? Another person I would be cautious about is Ginny Baxter. That is all I will say about her. In a recent in the Long Beach Business Journal, Gerry Shipski (sp) stated that the new equipment from the new Aviation building (cancelled program) was given to a near by college. Why? That equipment belonged to the people of Long Beach for the City College. There are a lot of questions that need to be asked. I am not exactly excited about both of you having so many ties to organized labor, which means more money is wanted for City College. I will vote no on the ballot measure as it is written so that it can be spent on anything, giving a 50% passage. We are tired of having our money spent and not knowing where it is going. How many people are going to be needed to run all the buildings? I don’t like the money hungry people in administration. I was on the part-timers board over ten years ago. When we went to union events with the college, we lobbied the Legislature for more money for students. You know what when we got it; it went to the administration who did not necessarily pass it along to teachers or students, but to themselves. No more raises for administrators. Look at it as them waning to work a few years and then retire with huge pensions. It is a disgrace. LBCC must learn to live within its means and no more money from the taxpayers. I will be one to tell all my friends and neighbors, “No, no, no more taxes.” Why give more money to LBCC than most taxpayers do not earn themselves. I am not sure who I will vote for as worried about too much influence of unions. I may not vote at all. It is time to get LBCC back to being fiscal. And, like one of the members of the Trustees, ask a lot of questions. It appears they have shut her up when she asks to see details of monies spent. We need to know and that is the job of the Trustees. There is too much back room stuff. We are tired of it.

    Marie Van Vooren