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Blue Light Report - July / August 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Like many of you, I am also disappointed in the many projects that have been stalled or delayed. All the more reason we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to advocate. Sadly, only about 50% of our members are actively engaged on our Action Network.

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Blue Light Report Southeast - July / August 2018

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.

Pre-Jobs:

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.

Foltz Welding:

-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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  • Blue Light Report - July / August 2019
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, Like many of you, I am also disappointed in the many projects that have been stalled or delayed. All the more reason we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to advocate. Sadly, only about 50% of our members are actively engaged on our Action Network.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - July / August 2019
    Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds each of you healthy and in good spirits. This year has obviously started out much slower than the last two. Through the month of May, we are well behind 2017 and 2018 man-hours, but we are still ahead of 2015 and 2016, which ended up being 6.8 million and 7.5 million man-hour years.
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