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Blue Light Report - September / October 2019

I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.

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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 - September / October 2019
    I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - September / October 2019
    I want to start by thanking every member that is doing their part to make the Action Network a success. We’ve had several opportunities lately to take action with the Cheyenne Connector Project, the Northeast Supply Enhancement, Jordan Cove Project, the Line 5 Project, and the Line 3 Project.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - September / October 2019
    The current number of members on the out-of-work list is as follows: Welders – 1,287; Journeyman – 207; and Helpers – 1,655. The out-of-work numbers do not reflect the members who are working building trades and still on the out-of-work list.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - September / October 2019
    401(k) Plan  We frequently are asked about taking a loan against a member’s 401(k) balance.  The Pipeline Industry 401(k) Plan does not allow participant loans.  401(k) loan repayment must be set up as a deduction from payroll.  Due to the nature of the construction industry, working for different contractors for various time frames doesn’t allow for consistent repayment of the loan, which would cause the loan to be in default.