The work season is off to a good start. A lot of jobs are under way and several have yet to start, including the Rockford and Price Gregory spreads in NC on the Atlantic Coast job. These are 36” spreads that are going to need several UA members. If you are not working, I encourage you to get on the Out-of-Work List and be ready to go to work.
I know some jobs are better than others, but we must man them all to remain strong. Those of us who went through the 1980s find it unbelievable just how much work is available. I hope everyone has a prosperous year.
We are starting to have trouble manning some of this work so if you know of a Welder, Journeyman or Helper who would make a good union member, have them summit an application. We will most likely need to take in new members before the year is out.
As we have all said in the past, we must fight to get these jobs permitted. Just because you are working doesn’t mean you should let up on signing the petitions and attending town meetings.
We still need all the help we can get to secure permitting for these future jobs, so encourage everyone to do their part on the Action Network.
I hope to see you soon on the ROW. Remember, we have a good agreement to work under; let’s make sure we abide by it. Thanks to everyone for your hard work.
-Cary, NC. 18,950’ of 12”. Welder Foreman: Jeremiah Bennett. Superintendent: Samuel Wilson. Working 5-10s and 1-8. Approx. completion 10-1-18.
-Ellenboro, NC. 36,274’ of 16”. Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent: Thomas Born. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 6-1-18.
-Chandler, IN. 20” river crossing. Welder Foreman: James Adams. Superintendent: Kevin Cain. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 6-1-18.
-Erlanger, KY. .75 miles of 24”. Welder Foreman: Chris Lee. Superintendent: John Karlsson. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 6-1-18.
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The 2019 Steward School has just concluded, and what a great event it turned out to be. It is impossible to put into words all that transpired for the week, but I will try to give you a brief snapshot of what happened.
Steward School 2019 just wrapped up, and what a week it was! We had a great turnout, and it was good to see a lot of old friends and meet several new ones.
All is well for those who are ready to conduct their business like professionals. Coming by the work is not going to be as easy as last year. But there is work out there. Here in Dispatch, we are willing to do everything we can to help.
Revised PIBF SPD and Pension Statements Mailed to the Membership A revised Summary Plan Description (SPD) book and annual Pension Statements were mailed to the membership in March. The most current version of the SPD is always available on our website at www.pibf.org.