Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.
As you read this report, 2019 has come to an end, and 2020 is off and running. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed treasured memories with family. The weather can be very hectic this time of year, so I hope everyone takes their time and makes it to their destinations safely.
I would like to personally congratulate all my fellow members who were duly elected in December. I know each of you will do an amazing job and will continue to help our local be a thriving success.
As many of you know, work in my jurisdiction is still slow. Union hands working nonunion jobs are still very detrimental to our way of life, and unfortunately, it has been very prevalent. I encourage and appreciate all the phone calls, so feel free to call me with any questions or concerns at 918-991-5341. I am here to serve YOU!
I would also like to remind everyone to make plans to attend our regular meeting on January 10, 2020. We are all empowered by the knowledge gained when we stay involved with what is going on in our local, and our regular meetings are a big part of that process.
Lastly, remember there is Strength in numbers and Greater Strength in ORGANIZED numbers. May God bless you and your families with a healthy and prosperous year. And, God bless this great local.
Wayne Holden & Company, Inc.:
- Bossier Parish, LA. 7,780’ of 8” HP Steel. Gas Company: CenterPoint Energy. Job Steward: Curtis Mason. Special agreement rates.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds our Local 798 family safe and healthy. By now, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached almost every county and parish in the United States. I don’t know that anyone could have forecasted that this virus would sweep through our country with such intensity.
There is no way to describe the times in which we are living. We are walking through a situation that no one has dealt with before us. However, we do have work starting. Gas companies and contractors are proceeding with extreme caution.
Virtual Medical Visit option available May 1st PIBF will be launching the MDLIVE program on May 1, 2020. This is a virtual medical visit program offered by BlueCross BlueShield for active and COBRA participants and for participants where PIBF is the primary coverage.