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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 - November / December 2019

By the time you read this report, you should have already received your election ballot in the mail. So, take the time to fill it out and get it returned. It was great seeing all the participation in the nominations process, and I encourage all our membership to make sure to participate in the voting process as well. It is always a pleasure to visit with everyone at our meetings. It was amazing to see all the passion and pride expressed by our membership at our September meeting.

Work is still very slow in my jurisdiction. I wish I had a more positive outlook to share, but for now that is about as honest as it gets. I appreciate all of you that have contacted me for work. Although I could not help you at the time, I enjoyed getting the opportunity to visit with you one-on-one. 

Please remember that there is still plenty of building trades work out there to keep a person busy, pick up the phone, and call dispatch. Our work ethic and attitude are a direct reflection on our local as a whole, so be mindful at all times that we are a brotherhood of excellence. 

I hope everyone will make plans to attend the December meeting. Our meetings are the best opportunity to gain knowledge, share opinions and ideas, and socialize with fellow Brothers and Sisters.  

In closing, remember that I am here to serve YOU, so do not hesitate to call me at 918-991-5341. I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas. May your families be blessed with good health and an abundance of love. God bless each one of you, and God bless this great Local. 

Pre-Jobs: 

Double D Pipeline Services: 

- Tuscumbia, AL.  1,000’ of 6” new-lay.  Gas Company: Russellville Gas Board. Job Steward: Jimmy L. Davis, III.  Special agreement rates. 

- Tuscumbia, AL. Emergency call-out, various amounts of small inch pipe, and fabrication. Gas Company: Various gas companies. Job Steward: Jimmy L. Davis, III. 

Foltz Welding Ltd: 

- Multiple States. Install fabrication at four stations and assist with a mainline nitrogen purge. Gas Company: Marathon Pipeline. Job Steward: Brent Harper. 

 

 

 

 

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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 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.