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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 - 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

MORE 798 STORIES

  • 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
    2019 is rapidly coming to a close. If this year has taught us anything, it’s that we must be prepared to fight for every mile of pipeline that we get to lay.
  • 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.