The work in the Northeast is currently booming. Eight Mountaineer Express (MXP) spreads are hiring, and the Mountain Valley (MVP) spreads are doing the same. I have pre-jobbed one Atlantic Coast (ACP) spread and I have a job notification for another.
The ACP schedule is behind the MXP and MVP due to tree cutting permits, but ACP will still do some work in 2018.
We are having a lot of jobs go unfilled, especially with the Journeyman and Helper classifications. I am working through the list of Helpers that have documented hours to fill the Journeyman positions. The Helper openings are being filled by non-books and travelers. I have been receiving numerous calls from members who are recommending non-books for employment. I would like to ask everyone to think long and hard before you suggest someone for Local 798 employment. Are you vouching for this person to advance the Local or are you trying to get them off your payroll?
Once again, I would like to reiterate how important working safely is going to be this year. Everyone needs to work smart and watch out for each other, so we can go home the same way we reported to work each and every day.
-Salem, WV. 34 miles of 30”. Superintendent: Sam Jarvis. Welder Foreman: Jason Pitts. Mainline rates. Working 5-10s and 1-8.
-Clarksburg, WV. 13.57 miles of 36” and 6.3 miles of 24” (MXP Spread 3). Superintendent: Mark Nail. Welder Foreman: Charlie Beddingfield. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.
-Ellenboro, WV. 23.4 miles of 36” (MXP Spread 4). Superintendent: Byron Johnson. Welder Foreman: Leroy McDougal. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.
-Ramapo, NY. Various station work. Superintendent: James Comeau. Welder Foreman: Jeff Stockwell. Station fringes paying High-Scale. Working 6-10s.
20.5 miles of 24”. Superintendent: Jackie Berryman. Welder Foreman: David Salzgerber. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.
-Eldred, NY. 1-36” Compression upgrade. Superintendent: Mike Adams. Welder Foreman: Brian Signorelli. Station rates. Working 5-10s.
-Long Eddy, NY. 1-36” Compression upgrade. Superintendent: Tracy Stevens. Welder Foreman: Nate Stevens. Station rates. Working 5-10s.
-Buckhannon, WV. 15.6 miles of 42” (ACP Spread 2-1). Superintendent: Skeeter Imes. Welder Foreman: Shannon Jackson. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.
-Montrose, PA. 3.6 miles of 24, 16, and 10”. Superintendent: Kevlin Shaw. Welder Foreman: Jesse Davis. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.
-Beaver, WV. 40.6 miles of 42”. Superintendent: Randy Mathis. Welder Foreman: Troy Rice. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.
-Glen Dale, WV. 19 miles of 36”. Superintendent: Art Gavlock. Welder Foreman: Fred Calvert. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.
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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.