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Blue Light Report - July / August 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The National Pipeline Agreement has finally been signed and finalized for June 1, 2020, through June 4, 2023. Our contract will immediately go to print, and by the time the Blue Light reaches you, we will be sending out a printed copy to all members. For the time being, you can go to the 798 website for viewing and print a copy now if you like.

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Blue Light Report Dispatch - January / February 2020

First, I want to say that I hope everyone has a great new year filled with prosperity and good health for their entire family.

We have hope that the upcoming year will meet everyone’s needs; however, our work is still very dependent on permits. The building trades side still has good indicators that they will be busy and need help. As always, Stainless Welders are first, followed by Combo Welders (Heli-Arc & Up-Hill Stick), Stick Only Welders, and lastly, Fitters. The Cracker Plant through Local 449 is still hiring Welders and Spacers only. It is not uncommon for large building trades work to start this time of year, but as of this date, there has not been any word where it is located. Several of our contractors are bidding large projects in Texas. These projects are slated to begin early in 2020. Hopefully, we get some pre-jobs soon. If Dispatch can be of any help, please do not hesitate to call in.

Thank you, and again, Happy New Year.

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  • Blue Light Report - July / August 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, The National Pipeline Agreement has finally been signed and finalized for June 1, 2020, through June 4, 2023. Our contract will immediately go to print, and by the time the Blue Light reaches you, we will be sending out a printed copy to all members. For the time being, you can go to the 798 website for viewing and print a copy now if you like.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - July / August 2020
    Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds you well.  At the time of this writing, the National Pipeline Agreement is finalized.  I won’t go into great detail here, but by the time this report reaches you, the contract will be posted on our website and mailed to every member.    
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - July / August 2020
    First, I would like to mention how the new NPLA will affect calculating hours in regard to waiting time. If benefits are not paid on those hours, they will not be counted toward your 300 hours.  Please be aware, you could arrive at 299.5 hours and retain your spot on the Out-of-Work List.  Remember, you are guaranteed 300 hours of National Agreement work per Out-of-Work Date.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - July / August 2020
    MDLIVE - Virtual Medical Visit Option The MDLIVE program launched May 1, 2020.  Hopefully, you have all registered and set up a profile for you and your dependents to use should you need the service.  It is a great idea to do this in advance of your first virtual visit.