I am writing this report while on the road doing a few job visits. By the time you read this report, everyone who wants to work should be on a job somewhere. Hopefully, everyone arrived at their destinations safely and is settling down in their new locations.
I have heard several complaints about the number of books being sold. A friendly reminder about our contract - we are required to man our work. That means every time a member passes up the opportunity to take a job, there is a non-book hand waiting to take advantage of the situation. And for them, we are grateful and look forward to them becoming part of our 798 family.
Please take the time to advocate for our work by signing in and participating in the Action Network. There is an EXTREMELY long list of members in my jurisdiction who are not participating. Now that I have the list, don’t be surprised when you receive a phone call from me. We must be diligent in our pursuit of future work opportunities.
In closing, remember that I am here to serve you, so do not hesitate to call. God bless each and every one of you, and God bless this great Local.
Wayne Holden & Co., Inc.:
-Morton, MS. 14,000’ of 8” steel; Main Installation for Centerpoint Energy. Superintendent: Stanley Eaves. Welder Foreman: David Hickman. Steward: James Hathorn. Approx. Completion: 7-4-18.
-Colia, MS. Take up 120’ of 24” for Marathon Pipeline. Superintendent: Jeff Huffman. Welder Foreman: Kenneth Ochs. Steward: Glen Sharp. Approx. Completion: 6-20-18
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The 2019 Steward School has just concluded, and what a great event it turned out to be. It is impossible to put into words all that transpired for the week, but I will try to give you a brief snapshot of what happened.
Steward School 2019 just wrapped up, and what a week it was! We had a great turnout, and it was good to see a lot of old friends and meet several new ones.
All is well for those who are ready to conduct their business like professionals. Coming by the work is not going to be as easy as last year. But there is work out there. Here in Dispatch, we are willing to do everything we can to help.
Revised PIBF SPD and Pension Statements Mailed to the Membership A revised Summary Plan Description (SPD) book and annual Pension Statements were mailed to the membership in March. The most current version of the SPD is always available on our website at www.pibf.org.