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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 Southeast - July / August 2019

Since my last report, I have been spending a lot of hours on the phone.  I did have the opportunity to visit with all the hands on the Price Gregory job in Alabama and attend a town hall meeting in Lake Providence, Louisiana.

 After visiting with representatives from TransCanada at the town hall meeting, I am hopeful that the three proposed compressor stations in Louisiana could go union.  Although work is still very slow in my jurisdiction, projected work is still very promising.

Please remember that there is still plenty of Building Trades work out there to keep a person busy, just pick up the phone and call Dispatch.  Although work has been a little slow getting started, there is ABSOLUTELY no reason whatsoever to take a non-union job. 

I hate to talk politics, but as you all know, the politicians are always trying to dictate a lot of the aspects of our work.  That is why it is very important to take advantage and participate in our Action Network.  It is part of your obligation as a Local 798 member to advocate for our profession!  This past month I had an opportunity to meet with a gubernatorial candidate from Louisiana.  One of the main questions I had for him was, “Where do you stand when it comes to the oil and gas industry?”  We need to be asking candidates these types of questions.  Make sure the candidate that you vote for has your/our best interest in mind.  We must stand strong, speak loudly, be proactive, and help protect the work we do across these United States.

In closing, remember that I am always available and here to serve you, so do not hesitate to give me a call on my cell, (918) 991-5341. I hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe Independence Day. May God bless every one of you, and God bless this great Local.

Pre-Jobs:

Double D Construction:

-Tuscumbia, AL.  Emergency replacement of a valve for American Midstream.  Superintendent: Jimmy Davis, Jr.  Approx. completion: 6-2-19.

 

 

 

 

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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.