As many of you know, NTEU Chapter 103 provides support to the Baker to Vegas team for Customs and Border Protection in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport. This support has been provided for many years as it encourages the principled efforts of employees to compete in a grueling 100+ mile race from Baker, CA to Las Vegas, NV.
This year, the B2V Committee chose as a fundraiser a night of comedy to include a lip sync battle among managers and bargaining unit employees. On Saturday, February 20th, employees gathered at the Art Theatre in Long Beach to watch it all unfold. The nearly full auditorium were treated to an evening of great comedy and outstanding performances from coworkers.
The comedy of Mo Mandel and friends began the evening. This set the tone that the evening was going to be filled with laughter and applause. After the comedy set, employees were more than ready to see their coworkers (managers and bargaining unit employees) battle it out for lip sync supremacy. In the end, Sadayuki “Greg” Kansaku took the title as best lip sync presenter.
This was a first in a series of fundraising events for B2V, and I hope that it becomes a tradition for years to come. Many employees were able to mingle with and laugh with their coworkers in a manner that hasn’t taken place enough. As conversation of this event spreads across the workforce, I am confident that the lines will be much longer in 2017 at this cherished event.
When the B2V Committee sets up this event next year, NTEU Chapter 103 will be there to support them all of the way!!!
Paul Sumbi, President