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.
MORE 798 STORIES
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.