Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I have dedicated my report to only one subject because I, along with Justin and the rest of my staff, agree it is the most value we can provide the clients. And we need to continue to capitalize on it now while the opportunity is at hand.
I would like to start by expressing my enthusiasm for the outstanding turnout for our January Regular Membership Meeting. It was truly overwhelming to see how many new members and first-timers that were in attendance. It is always a pleasure to meet new members and be able to listen to any concerns that you may have. All of you are our future, and our future is looking very bright.
Secondly, I know that most jobs have not kicked off yet but try to be patient. Work this year could be just as good, if not better than last year. Work in the South is still looking promising for mid-year. It appears that we finally have union contractors interested in the work going on in the South.
Please continue to be diligently participating on the 798 Action Network. It is vital for our future that EVERY member participates. Our action page is the best avenue to accomplish our goals. As we all know, the “squeaky wheel gets the grease,” so let’s be louder than our opposition! Our Action Network has proven itself to be a valuable resource in letting our legislators know how passionate and dedicated we all are about the work that we do.
If you have not already made plans to attend this year’s Steward School, make those reservations now. It is the best chance for you to participate, learn important working details of this profession, and make valuable job contacts. To all our new members: 798 is a family and is family oriented, make plans to bring your family with you. There will be activities for them while you are attending the school. I look forward to seeing you and your family there.
In closing, remember that I am here to serve you, so do not hesitate to call me at 918-991-5341. God bless each one of you and God bless Local Union 798! And remember that there is always Strength in numbers and Greater Strength in ORGANIZED numbers.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters, I have dedicated my report to only one subject because I, along with Justin and the rest of my staff, agree it is the most value we can provide the clients. And we need to continue to capitalize on it now while the opportunity is at hand.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope everyone’s year has gotten off to a good start. At the time of this writing, union contractors have picked up three more jobs in Texas under the Market Recovery package. This is great news, and we anticipate more to come.
At the moment, work is slow at every level. In dispatch, we are diligently looking for work with other local unions by making phone calls every day.
New Pension Tax Table Installed Pension tax tables are updated in the first quarter each year. The new table for 2020 will be installed effective March 1, 2020. Please review your deposit amount as of that date and after and let us know if you need to make any changes.