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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 Northeast - July / August 2018

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.

Pre-Jobs:

Ace Pipeline:

-Salem, WV.  34 miles of 30”. Superintendent: Sam Jarvis. Welder Foreman: Jason Pitts. Mainline rates. Working 5-10s and 1-8.

Associated:

-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.

Bond Brothers:

-Ramapo, NY.  Various station work. Superintendent: James Comeau. Welder Foreman: Jeff Stockwell. Station fringes paying High-Scale. Working 6-10s.

Contractors Rental:

20.5 miles of 24”. Superintendent: Jackie Berryman. Welder Foreman: David Salzgerber. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

LMC:

-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.

Michels Pipeline:

-Buckhannon, WV.  15.6 miles of 42” (ACP Spread 2-1). Superintendent: Skeeter Imes. Welder Foreman: Shannon Jackson. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

Rockford:

-Montrose, PA.  3.6 miles of 24, 16, and 10”. Superintendent: Kevlin Shaw. Welder Foreman: Jesse Davis. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

U.S. Trinity:

-Beaver, WV.  40.6 miles of 42”. Superintendent: Randy Mathis. Welder Foreman: Troy Rice. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

 

Welded:

-Glen Dale, WV. 19 miles of 36”. Superintendent: Art Gavlock. Welder Foreman: Fred Calvert. Mainline rates. Working 6-10s.

MORE 798 STORIES

  • 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.