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Blue Light Report - November / December 2019

As PIBF Co-Chairman, I am proud to announce an accrual increase for the Welders, Journeymen, and Helpers. The Journeymen rate increased from $205 to $220, and the Helpers increased from $136 to $146 per credit. Additionally, retired members will enjoy a five percent increase in their monthly amount. After the pension raises were calculated, the fund is still at 110.8 percent!

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Blue Light Report Mid-Atlantic Region - November / December

I am writing this report after returning home from the UA Officers Seminar in Denver. Thanks to General President McManus and his staff for putting on a great learning event.

The September Membership Meeting was a big hit also; we had a good turnout for September. Danny and Justin did an outstanding job providing information regarding the state of the Union.  Danny said the work outlook is good, but we must advocate for our jobs on the Action Network.  Our voices are being heard, so I encourage you to sign up now if you aren’t involved on this network.  Help us get these jobs permitted because this work is your future employment.

The work in my area is slow for now, but FERC has released the permits to go forward with the Atlantic Coast project. I’m hoping to get the North Carolina jobs with Price Gregory and Rockford pre-jobbed soon, but as everyone is aware, both North and South Carolina are in disaster mode due to Hurricane Florence. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this storm. Hopefully, the water will go down soon, and you can get back to your normal way of life.

I’m hopeful the work will pick up in North Carolina when the water goes down. If I can be of help, don’t hesitate to call.

Pre-Jobs:

InfraSource:

- Cold Spring, KY.  24” Station Modifications. Welder Foreman: Brian Graham. Superintendent: Calvin Fuller. Station Agreement. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 10-6-18.

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  • Blue Light Report - November / December 2019
    As PIBF Co-Chairman, I am proud to announce an accrual increase for the Welders, Journeymen, and Helpers. The Journeymen rate increased from $205 to $220, and the Helpers increased from $136 to $146 per credit. Additionally, retired members will enjoy a five percent increase in their monthly amount. After the pension raises were calculated, the fund is still at 110.8 percent! 
  • Blue Light Report 2 - November / December 2019
    2019 is rapidly coming to a close. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we must be prepared to fight for every mile of pipeline that we get to lay.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - November / December 2019
    I have been looking back over past Blue Light reports from 1974 to 1976, and I have found some very interesting information. I could copy and paste some of the 1974 reports, and you would not be able to tell the difference. The irony is unbelievable.
  • Blue Light Report Organizer Update - November / December 2019
    I hope this report finds everyone doing well. It was nice visiting with members during the September meeting, where we had nominations for officers for the upcoming election. I would like to congratulate all the candidates and wish each of you good luck in your endeavors. There is no greater honor than serving the members of this great local union.