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Blue Light Report - November / December 2019

As PIBF Co-Chairman, I am proud to announce an accrual increase for the Welders, Journeymen, and Helpers. The Journeymen rate increased from $205 to $220, and the Helpers increased from $136 to $146 per credit. Additionally, retired members will enjoy a five percent increase in their monthly amount. After the pension raises were calculated, the fund is still at 110.8 percent!

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Blue Light Report Mid-Atlantic - March / April 2019

The January meeting was great, and the turnout was impressive. It was good to see so many of you take the time to come and show your support for your Local Union even though the weather could have been better.  

Danny and Justin did a good job informing everyone about what has been going on with our Union. If you were unable to attend, you missed a good meeting. Danny stressed how important the Action Network is in helping to secure future work for all of us.  If you aren’t signing the petitions, I want to encourage you to do so. Our jobs and our future depend on it!

The work outlook in my area is slow for now between the weather and the permit situation.  Several good jobs are getting postponed due to permits. That is all the more reason we should be advocating for our work.

Steward School is just around the corner, and I hope everyone who can is making plans to attend. It will be a learning experience, but there are also plenty of opportunities for fun and fellowship scheduled throughout the week. The Ladies of 798 will be holding several drawings as well as the basket auction. I would like to encourage everyone to get involved in these events.  All the money raised goes to well-deserved charities.  I hope to see you there.

The work season is almost here, and I hope to see you on the ROW soon. If I can be of help, don’t hesitate to call.

PRE-JOBS:

B&G Pipeline:

- Ellenboro, NC.  2-4” Fab. Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent: Josh Owens. Working 6-10s.  Approx. completion 2-2-19.

- Creedmoor, NC.  Maintenance. Welder Foreman:  Doug Elliott.  Superintendent: Victor Cardenas. Working 5-10s. Special Agreement.  Approx. completion 12-31-19.

Appalachian Pipeline:

- Madison, TN. Station replacement plus 400’ of 4”. Welder Foreman: Josh McGee. Superintendent:  Anthony Campbell. Working 5-10s. Maintenance Agreement.  Approx. completion 2-9-19.

Price Gregory:

- Enfield, NC.  (Revised) 62.5 miles 36”. Welder Foreman: David Dickerson. Superintendent:  Doug Gregory.  Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 2-15-19.

MORE 798 STORIES

  • Blue Light Report - November / December 2019
    As PIBF Co-Chairman, I am proud to announce an accrual increase for the Welders, Journeymen, and Helpers. The Journeymen rate increased from $205 to $220, and the Helpers increased from $136 to $146 per credit. Additionally, retired members will enjoy a five percent increase in their monthly amount. After the pension raises were calculated, the fund is still at 110.8 percent! 
  • Blue Light Report 2 - November / December 2019
    2019 is rapidly coming to a close. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we must be prepared to fight for every mile of pipeline that we get to lay.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - November / December 2019
    I have been looking back over past Blue Light reports from 1974 to 1976, and I have found some very interesting information. I could copy and paste some of the 1974 reports, and you would not be able to tell the difference. The irony is unbelievable.
  • Blue Light Report Organizer Update - November / December 2019
    I hope this report finds everyone doing well. It was nice visiting with members during the September meeting, where we had nominations for officers for the upcoming election. I would like to congratulate all the candidates and wish each of you good luck in your endeavors. There is no greater honor than serving the members of this great local union.