A message from our brothers and sisters at ESC Local 20:
Mathew Chin, ESC Local 20 member and PG&E Field Engineer on the Gas Construction Engineering team based in the Rocklin office, passed away this week shortly after contracting COVID-19. Mathew was well respected and had a positive attitude at work and beyond. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
Mathew was a family man, to which anyone who caught a glance of his laptop or phone screen could readily attest. His proud display of family photos showed his two happy children, 6 and 8 years old, and his wife, who is expecting their third child in just a few short months.
While we cannot imagine the pain and mourning that those close to him are experiencing right now, we can do something to help. There is currently a vacation sale in honor of Mathew’s life for employees to sell vacation time to benefit Mathew’s family. You can access the vacation sale in PG&E@WorkForMe through “About Me > My Time > My Vacation Sale.” The deadline for the vacation sale is December 4.
Additionally, a GoFundMe has been set up and donations can be made here.
This pandemic has left no life untouched. Mathew’s case points out how COVID-19 can affect anyone, even those who appear young and healthy. It is up to us to do everything we can to keep each other safe: please wear your mask and maintain social distance. Losing even one from our ESC Local 20 family is too many. The pandemic is far from under control, and we must stay vigilant in our safety efforts.
If you are able, please give generously to Mathew’s family. As union brothers and sisters, we take care of each other, and this brother’s family dearly needs our care right now.
— John Mader, ESC President; Frankie Preciado, Executive Director; Joshua Sperry, Senior Union Representative