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.
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.
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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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.