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Blue Light Report - March / April 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I have dedicated my report to only one subject because I, along with Justin and the rest of my staff, agree it is the most value we can provide the clients. And we need to continue to capitalize on it now while the opportunity is at hand.

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Blue Light Report Mid-Atlantic - March / April 2020

I hope everyone had a good 2019 and a happy holiday season. As we get into 2020, the work is starting slow again, but it looks like some of the work may start earlier than last year. Latex should be starting the work in North Carolina by mid-March.

This work is approximately 40 miles of 20”. Snelson also has approximately 5 miles of 20” to begin in Nashville, Tennessee, which I hope gets started by March. Several more jobs are being bid in North Carolina as well. I’m hopeful we will hear something on ACP by June. We need to keep advocating for this work, as it is a major project that will put many members to work. Thanks for all you have done to get the permits and let’s keep on advocating. We need to complete this job.

I congratulate those who were successful in the recent election. I know all of you will do an excellent job in your elected positions. Also, thanks to all the members that run for office. It is encouraging to see the interest in our union and in keeping our union strong. Thanks again to all the candidates.

It is almost time for the 2020 Steward School. I hope everyone is excited and preparing to attend. For those who haven’t attended before, it is a fun-filled week starting with the golf tournament and sporting clay shoot. Lincoln and Miller put on two great cookouts for all to enjoy. The Ladies of 798 have several events as well. They have their basket auction, which is always an exciting and fun event and it helps much-needed charities. But, the most important part of Steward School is the review of the National Pipeline Agreement. This helps everyone to have a better understanding of the agreement and answer any questions you may have. On Thursday evening, we will have the privilege of honoring our 50 and 50-plus year members. It’s always humbling to have the opportunity to meet and thank those who paved the way for us to enjoy what we take for granted today.

I look forward to seeing you at Steward School or on the ROW. If I can be of assistance, please give me a call: 918-270-6735.

Pre-Jobs:

B&G Pipeline Company:

- Arden, NC. 1,200’ of 12” HDD. Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent: Thomas Born. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 3-6-20.

Foltz Welding Ltd.:

- Brownsville, TN. 40”, 36”, and 24” valve replacements. Welder Foreman: Quinton Curry.  Superintendent: Kevin Cain. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 5-2-20.

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    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have dedicated my report to only one subject because I, along with Justin and the rest of my staff, agree it is the most value we can provide the clients. And we need to continue to capitalize on it now while the opportunity is at hand.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - March / April 2020
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope everyone’s year has gotten off to a good start. At the time of this writing, union contractors have picked up three more jobs in Texas under the Market Recovery package. This is great news, and we anticipate more to come.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - March / April 2020
    At the moment, work is slow at every level. In dispatch, we are diligently looking for work with other local unions by making phone calls every day.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2020
    New Pension Tax Table Installed Pension tax tables are updated in the first quarter each year. The new table for 2020 will be installed effective March 1, 2020.  Please review your deposit amount as of that date and after and let us know if you need to make any changes.