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Blue Light Report - March / April 2019

We recently finished the 3% allocation that you will receive on June 3, 2019, under the National Pipeline Agreement. All classifications have allocated 30 cents towards healthcare and the remainder of the raise will be put on your 401(k) benefit contribution. Currently, welders and journeymen on high scale work receive $6.89 per hour and helpers receive $3.48 per hour. With the additional monies, welders and journeymen will receive $9.30 per hour on 401(k) and helpers will receive $4.68 per hour on 401(k).

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Blue Light Report Mid Atlantic - July / August 2018

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.

Pre-Jobs:

B&G Pipeline:

-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.

Foltz Welding:

-Chandler, IN.  20” river crossing. Welder Foreman: James Adams. Superintendent: Kevin Cain. Working 6-10s.  Approx. completion 6-1-18.

Meade:

-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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  • Blue Light Report - March / April 2019
    We recently finished the 3% allocation that you will receive on June 3, 2019, under the National Pipeline Agreement. All classifications have allocated 30 cents towards healthcare and the remainder of the raise will be put on your 401(k) benefit contribution. Currently, welders and journeymen on high scale work receive $6.89 per hour and helpers receive $3.48 per hour. With the additional monies, welders and journeymen will receive $9.30 per hour on 401(k) and helpers will receive $4.68 per hour on 401(k).
  • Blue Light Report 2 - March / April 2019
    We recently held our regular January Membership Meeting here in Tulsa, and I am proud to say that we had well over 300 members in attendance.  This was a great turnout for January, with many entering their Union Hall in Tulsa for the very first time. It’s always good to see so many members come to take part in the direction of this Local Union.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - March / April 2019
    “The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.” - John C. Maxwell
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2019
    PIBF at Steward School PIBF’s presentation Thursday afternoon at Steward School will include guest speakers from the Trust Company of Oklahoma who will cover helpful information on our 401(k) plan, along with guidance on Medicare and Social Security.  A representative from Cooper Clinic will also discuss the special pricing available to the membership for their preventative medicine program.  As in the past, the PIBF staff will be available throughout the Steward School for member questions.