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Blue Light Report - May / June 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.

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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.

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  • Blue Light Report - May / June 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - May / June 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds our Local 798 family safe and healthy. By now, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached almost every county and parish in the United States. I don’t know that anyone could have forecasted that this virus would sweep through our country with such intensity.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - May / June 2020
    There is no way to describe the times in which we are living. We are walking through a situation that no one has dealt with before us. However, we do have work starting. Gas companies and contractors are proceeding with extreme caution.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - May / June 2020
    Virtual Medical Visit option available May 1st   PIBF will be launching the MDLIVE program on May 1, 2020.  This is a virtual medical visit program offered by BlueCross BlueShield for active and COBRA participants and for participants where PIBF is the primary coverage.