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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 - September / October 2019

I’m sure that everyone has heard of the loss of one of our great union leaders, Doyle HendrixHe has contributed so many things through his hard work and dedication to us and our great local. His passing genuinely saddens me, and my thoughts and prayers go out to the Hendrix family and friends. He will be missed.

On a brighter note, I am writing this report before leaving for North Carolina to pre-job 21.8 miles of 12” and 9.8 miles of 6” for Price Gregory. This project is one of three jobs that have been held up on permits. There are still two more good jobs waiting to start, one of which is approximately 20 miles of 12” and 20 miles of 24. I hope we’ll get the permits soon so we can get to work on these jobs. We still have several major projects awaiting approval. I want to encourage everyone to join the Action Network and sign the petitions to help get these permits released. We must let our concerns be known, and what these jobs mean to us as well as the revenue it will bring to the communities they will pass through. It is easy to sign these petitions, and the benefits are simple: It’s our jobs and future. So, if you haven’t already joined, please do so. Let’s tell our elected officials we need these jobs. 

We still have some of our members working for nonunion contractors. Before you do this, think about what you are doing. You are just making the nonunion contractors more competitive by teaching them how to be more successful in completing their projects. Because we are the best pipeliners in the country, making these contractors successful makes it more difficult for our fair contractors to compete in bidding work. So, before you go to work for them, think about what you are doing to yourself, the contractors, and other members.  It only takes work away that could have gone to a fair contractor. If you need work, there are several building trades jobs available. 

If I can be of assistance, please call me. 

Pre-Jobs: 

 Snelson Companies, Inc.: 

- Wilder, KY.  Integrity Maintenance. Welder Foreman: Carroll Morris. Superintendent: Jeff Gregory. Working 6-10. Approx. completion 12-20-19. 

Contractors Rental Corp dba CJ Hughes: 

- Louisville, KY 230’ of 12” casing removal. Welder Foreman: Todd Caseman. Superintendent: Christopher Randolph. Working 5-10s. Approx. completion 8-20-19. 

B&G Pipeline Company: 

- Union Mills, NC 11.93 miles of 12”. Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent: Josh Owens. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 9-10-19. 

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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.
  • 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.