November 2018 Newsletter


Burbank City Employees Association
AFSCME Local – 3143



If you are celebrating a birthday this month, we would like to wish you a


November 2018 Calendar

November 1 – All Saints Day
November 2 – All Souls Day or The Day of the dead (Dia de Los Muertos)
November 4 – Daylight Saving Time ends.
November 6 – The State Election Day.
November 6 – BCEA Election ballots are due to the P.O.Box.  
November 7 – BCEA 2018 Stewards’ Appreciation Luncheon at 12 pm at Black Angus restaurant in Burbank.
November 8 – The Election Committee will count the ballots for the 2019 President and the Treasurer position.
November 8 – BWP Stewards’ meeting at 2 pm
November 12 – Veterans’ Day observed. The BCEA office will be closed
November 14 – E-Board meeting from 10 am till 12 pm. Negotiation Meeting from 1:30 pm till 3:00 pm.
November 14 – 2nd Nomination meeting for the Recording Secretary position at the CSB, room 104 at 5:30.
November 15 –  In the event of several nominees running for the Recording Secretary position, the Election Committee will mail out a new ballot for voting.
November 15 – Parks & Recs Stewards’ meeting at 2:30 pm
November 16 – The Stewards’ Nominations notices for the 2019-2020 term will be collected.
November 22 & 23 – Thanksgiving Holiday. The BCEA office will be closed.
November 29 – Public Works’ Stewards’ meeting at 8 am.

Greeting BCEA Members,

November is the month that we begin many of our city holidays.  Seven holidays to President’s Day into February.  There are many activities taking place during this month that will affect our BCEA members.

The California State Election on Tuesday, November 6th is an important date for all of us.  They are multiple important measures and candidates on this year’s ballot that will affect every one of us in our national, state, county and our local cities.  As BCEA members Measure P is an item that we are expecting to be approved by Burbank voters to ensure services and maintenances of the city’s infrastructure in the future to come.  If you are a resident in Burbank, please VOTE YES ON MEASURE P.  Please reach out to family and friends who are voters in the city of Burbank to vote YES.  All the five city’s bargaining groups have contributed toward the measure.

BCEA union ballots have been sent out to elect your union officers on October 18th.  If you are a union member and have NOT received a ballot in the mail, please contact the BCEA office immediately and you must come in to receive your ballot.  All other ballots must be in by November 6th to the prescribed PO Box.  Ballots will not be considered after that date.

This month we are remembering our veterans who have served or fought in past wars.  Those who are serving in the military against terrorism that are stationed local or abroad.  Many of our city workers and members have served their country, which many today is still in the reserves.  Our soldiers have taken the battle abroad, so we may have peace at home.  The BCEA recognizes everyone who have served this great country of ours…WE THANK YOU!

The BCEA has already begun negotiation with the City of Burbank.  Many issues are being addressed in your behalf from your surveys.  Please have patience have we try to complete this process in a timely manner.

Thanksgiving Day is to reflect our past and present blessings that have been given to us. We look forward in being with friends and family as we should remind ourselves in how blessed we are in this great country of ours.  God has been good to us.  But, peace has been elusive to many by the reason of homelessness, addiction, lost loved ones, lack of friends or unemployment.  Remember someone this year, invite someone over, give of your time on Thanksgiving to serve the needier.  Unable to give time…give of yourself and be kind always.  The Season of Peace and Giving is all year around.

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless everyone,

Alex L. Reyes
BCEA President


November 6, is the deadline to mail your Secret Ballots which you have received, to the P.O.Box address provided.
If you have not received your ballot in the mail, lost it or destroyed it, you can receive one by stopping at the BCEA office and after signing a “Ballot not received” acknowledgment form, obtain a new ballot.

November 6 – 2018 elections in the United States will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, except for certain special elections. All these races, regardless if it is for a federal, state, or local office, are being administered by the individual state and local governments instead of at the national or federal level. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Donald Trump‘s first term. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. In addition, 39 state and territorial governorships, as well as numerous other state and local elections, will also be contested.

Election Day in the United States of America is the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. It can fall on or between November 2 and November 8. It is the day when popular ballots are held to select public officials. These include national, state and local government representatives at all levels up to the president.

November 12 – Veterans Day History

Veterans Day seeks to honor and give thanks to all the men and women who have served and are serving in the US Armed Forces.  Ceremonies are held across the country at Veterans Hospitals, cemeteries, and National Monuments.  At 11:00 a.m. EST, the Veterans Day National Ceremony is held at Arlington National Cemetery.  At this ceremony, the President of the United States, or his assigned ambassador, places a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  Veterans Day is observed on November 11th each year.

November 16

The Stewards’ Nomination notices were posted on Wednesday, October 31st, in various location throughout the City of Burbank. You may find them in the break rooms, bulletin boards, etc.

Please nominated a fellow Union member who you would consider a good candidate for the Stewardship position. Those who wish to be nominated and/or run for the position should be a Dues Paying member. If you are not sure if the person who you are willing to nominate is a Union member, please call the BCEA office at (818) 843-8650 and require.

On Friday, November 16th, all notices will be collected and you won’t be able to nominate anyone. So, please make sure you meet the deadline.


November 2
All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls’ Day, which is observed on November 2 and is dedicated to those who have died and not yet reached heaven.

November 3 –
The Day of the Dead (SpanishDía de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular, the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. The multi-day holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey.

Nov 4, 2018 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 2:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 1:00:00 am local standard time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 4, 2018than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and Winter Time.

Thanksgiving Day History

Thanksgiving Day is a celebration of giving thanks for the harvest and blessings of the past year.  It is a day of giving thanks to God for his many blessings and expressing our gratitude to friends and family members.  It is celebrated in the United States.  Thanksgiving Day dates back to the Reformation Period and is accompanied by prayers, special ceremonies, and feasts.  Thanksgiving is observed on the fourth Thursday in November each year.


October 23 – November 21

It’s Scorpio season—and this year, it’s really your time to shine! For the first week of November, you’re rounding out an exciting year of growth and expansion that started back on October 10, 2017, when abundant Jupiter entered Scorpio for the first time since 2006. For the past 13 months, you’ve been evolving into a brand-new version of yourself, and this month, the world could see the unveiling of Scorpio 2.0.

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November 22 – December 21
Out with the old and in with the new? Huge (and awesome) happenings are headed your way this November. Namely, your ruling planet, Jupiter, will start a 13-month visit to Sagittarius on November 8, heralding a fresh chapter of your life that will last for more than a decade. Yes, it really is that major, Sagittarius! And you’re ready for it since you’ve spent the past three or four years paying dues and doing lots of inner work. Since Jupiter is the planet of expansion and opportunity, you’ll soon start feeling like things are going your way again. Your natural-born Sagittarian luck will be back in business!
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