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Blue Light Report - September / October 2019

I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.

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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 - September / October 2019
    I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - September / October 2019
    I want to start by thanking every member that is doing their part to make the Action Network a success. We’ve had several opportunities lately to take action with the Cheyenne Connector Project, the Northeast Supply Enhancement, Jordan Cove Project, the Line 5 Project, and the Line 3 Project.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - September / October 2019
    The current number of members on the out-of-work list is as follows: Welders – 1,287; Journeyman – 207; and Helpers – 1,655. The out-of-work numbers do not reflect the members who are working building trades and still on the out-of-work list.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - September / October 2019
    401(k) Plan  We frequently are asked about taking a loan against a member’s 401(k) balance.  The Pipeline Industry 401(k) Plan does not allow participant loans.  401(k) loan repayment must be set up as a deduction from payroll.  Due to the nature of the construction industry, working for different contractors for various time frames doesn’t allow for consistent repayment of the loan, which would cause the loan to be in default.