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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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Blue Light Report Dispatch - November / December

I want to take this opportunity to welcome our new Welders, Journeymen, and Helpers to 798. I hope you are making yourself familiar with our website and taking the time to read the Dispatch Policies on the Dispatch page.

Make sure you have your Out-of-Work Card filled out the best way to meet your needs at the time. Please begin making plans to come to the December or January Membership Meeting or both; they will be the second Friday of these months. This is an opportunity to meet the Business Manager, Financial-Secretary-Treasurer, Business Agents, Organizers, and of course myself. We also want you to see and tour the Training facility. As members, the Training Center is an asset for each of you. Find out what is down there that could make your skill level even better.

The weather has finally cooled off greatly. We have several large jobs still going, however, the likelihood of anything large starting this fall is slim. The weather in the mountains will bring large pipe gangs to a sliding halt. If you are fortunate enough to be where there is some flat ground, I am sure those jobs will keep running as long as there is work that can be done. Currently, we barely have enough members apply to fill the jobs, so far just enough though. By the time you are reading this, I do not expect to be selling any books or working travelers; it will be down to members only.

Now that we are moving into the winter season, it is time for all our new members that have not traveled to Tulsa to take their qualification test to make arrangements to do so. Please call (918) 622-1900 to schedule a date at the Training Center to get this taken care of. You may come in early leading up to your scheduled test date to get familiar with the facility and practice. Once these Blue Lights go out and everyone is informed, I will not dispatch you if you are not on the schedule to test. Please take care of this matter as soon as possible.

If you have any questions about the Dispatch Policy, Job Line, or information about getting on the wheel and ways to get back on top of the wheel when you have not gone over your hours, please call us at (918) 610-2761.

The staff here in the Dispatch Office want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas.

Exact # on List as of 9-27-18

Welders                         614

Journeyman                    65

Helpers                          743

MORE 798 STORIES

  • 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).
  • Blue Light Report 2 - March / April 2019
    We recently held our regular January Membership Meeting here in Tulsa, and I am proud to say that we had well over 300 members in attendance.  This was a great turnout for January, with many entering their Union Hall in Tulsa for the very first time. It’s always good to see so many members come to take part in the direction of this Local Union.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - March / April 2019
    “The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.” - John C. Maxwell
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2019
    PIBF at Steward School PIBF’s presentation Thursday afternoon at Steward School will include guest speakers from the Trust Company of Oklahoma who will cover helpful information on our 401(k) plan, along with guidance on Medicare and Social Security.  A representative from Cooper Clinic will also discuss the special pricing available to the membership for their preventative medicine program.  As in the past, the PIBF staff will be available throughout the Steward School for member questions.