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Blue Light Report - March / April 2019

We recently finished the 3% allocation that you will receive on June 3, 2019, under the National Pipeline Agreement. All classifications have allocated 30 cents towards healthcare and the remainder of the raise will be put on your 401(k) benefit contribution. Currently, welders and journeymen on high scale work receive $6.89 per hour and helpers receive $3.48 per hour. With the additional monies, welders and journeymen will receive $9.30 per hour on 401(k) and helpers will receive $4.68 per hour on 401(k).

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**Project Update** On September 17, FERC submitted a letter to Dominion Energy stating it will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. This is a critical victory for our members whose jobs were put in jeopardy when FERC issued the stop work order over the summer. CLICK HERE to view the press release.**

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline that would serve multiple public utilities and their growing energy needs in Virginia and North Carolina. The natural gas transported safely by this project would be used to generate electricity as well as to heat homes and run local businesses. By providing access to additional low-cost natural gas
supplies, this project increases the reliability and security of natural gas supplies in Virginia and North Carolina.

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