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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 - 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 - 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
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  • 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.