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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 - September / October 2019

I hope everyone will arrange to attend the September Union Meeting. Remember this is an election year, and nominations will be accepted at this meeting. There will be many highly qualified members running for all the different offices, and it is up to the entire membership to participate in the voting process. The success of our great local depends on it! 

Work is still slow in my jurisdiction, but I am diligently working to improve this situation. I have had the opportunity to speak with several contractors and hope to have them bid some upcoming work. I hope every member is taking advantage of all the Building Trades work that is available. If not, call dispatch, and see what is available. 

Thanks again to all my fellow Brothers and Sisters who took the time to be my eyes and ears in my area. The information gained has been very valuable to our profession and is greatly appreciated.  Unfortunately, I am hearing about quite a few union hands working on nonunion jobs, and this is entirely UNACCEPTABLE!  When you sign up with this local, you agree to a way of life that holds very high standards; a work ethic that is second to none; and loyalty to your fellow Brothers and Sisters of this local.   

Every member is encouraged to continue to be actively involved with our Action Network. Your activity is an amazing way for our voices to be heard, and for our way of life to be recognized and valued. Please take the time to encourage all your family members to get involved also. There is always strength in numbers. 

In closing, I want to wish each one of our members safe travels to and from their work locations. Remember I am here to serve YOU, so please feel free to call with any questions or concerns, 918-991-5341. God bless this great local, and God bless each one of you. 

Pre-Jobs:  

T.J. Construction, Inc.: 

- Florence, AL.  Maintenance and Fabrication on 8” and under. Gas Company: City of Pulaski. Job Steward: Dustin Bilbrey. Special agreement rates. 

Wayne Holden & Company, Inc.: 

- Plain Dealing, LA. 24,000’ of 6” steel pipe. Gas Company: CenterPoint Energy. Welder Foreman: Curtis Mason. Steward: Jeremy Ryan. Special agreement rates. 

Appalachian Pipeline Contractors, LLP: 

- Okahumpka, FL. Meter Station work. Gas Company: City of Leesburg. Steward: Kerry Lobell.  Special agreement rates. 

 

 

 

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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.