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.
I am writing this report as I prepare to go to Tulsa for the union meeting. I hope you were able to attend. I applaud everyone who voted and mailed in their ballots. We have good, dedicated members who ran for these offices, and all our newly elected officers deserve your support.
The work in my area has slowed down over the past few months. There are still several jobs planned, but it’s looking like it will be early spring before they start. I want to encourage everyone again, if you haven’t already done so, to sign up on the Action Network and sign the petition for our jobs. As you are aware, this is our future, and we need everyone to get involved to help get the required permits to go forward with the major projects that are waiting to start.
This new year is here, and the holidays are behind us. I hope everyone had a good work season even though the work was slower than the last several years. We have large projects yet to start that are still waiting for permits. Hopefully, we will get these projects approved and can get started soon. I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday season, and I hope to see you on the ROW soon.
Snelson Companies Inc.:
- Clayton, NC. Integrity Maintenance of various station piping. Welder Foreman: Matthew Johnson. Superintendent: Hank Sullivent. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 2-15-20.
B&G Pipeline Company:
- Union Mills, NC. 6.97 miles of 12”. Welding Foreman: Richard Clifton. Superintendent: Josh Owens. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 12-15-19.
- Arden, NC. 2150’ of 12”. Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent: Thomas Born. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 12-1-19.
Contractors Rental Corp dba CJ Hughes:
- Ashland, KY. Twelve emergency cut outs. Welder Foreman: Trent Dickess. Superintendent: Jimmy Badgett. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion. 10-7-19. Job completed.
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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.
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.
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.
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.