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Blue Light Report - July / August 2018

Do you remember the first time you stepped onto the ROW to work for Local 798?  Maybe it was your first job, or maybe you came from the non-union side with a leap of faith to better yourself.  Either way, it can be a little intimidating to say the least.  All of us, no mater how young or old, remember that first day.  We also remember the people who reached out to us to help us feel like we were in the right place, and everything was going to be ok.

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Blue Light Report Southwest - May / June 2018

I am writing my report while attending Pipeliners Local Union 798 Steward School. It has been a very rewarding time spent at the school. Being able to see and talk to friends is such a pleasure.

Speakers at this year’s Steward School included Brothers Jim Moss and David Barnett from the UA. It was David’s first Steward School as director of the UA Pipeline Department, and he has already started working hard to further the pipeline industry.

Business Manager Danny Hendrix did a great job overseeing and directing the school, answering all questions pertaining to the contract and our Locals’ main issues.  The Retirement Banquet for our Brothers with 50-plus-years in the Local was, as it is each year, moving and enjoyable for all.

Norma Hendrix and The Ladies of 798, once again, provided women’s activities and an auction, which was a tremendous success. It was appreciated by all in attendance.

It’s starting to look promising for opportunities for employment in the West this year.  The contractors are bidding on several projects that should be starting in July/August. These projects are smaller jobs but should employ a number of 798 members.

I have also been talking with a number of non-union contractors about signing the agreement. If, and when they do sign the agreement, we have to do our part and work hard to show them they have made the correct decision to join ranks with Local 798 members.  I have no doubt when a contractor sees our quality of work and commitment to safety, they will see they made the right choice.

With the work season in full swing, please be careful in the field. If I can help you, please do not hesitate to call.

New Pre-Jobs:

Michels:

-Colorado Springs, CO. Blanket Maintenance.  Steward: Chris Jost.  Welder Foreman: Dennis Stiles. 90% Integrity Scale. Working 5-8s.

Snelson:

-Henderson, CO. Blanket Maintenance.  Steward: Brian Gilly. Welder Foreman: Jimmy Hendricks.  90% High Integrity Scale.  Working 5-8s.

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  • Blue Light Report - July / August 2018
    Do you remember the first time you stepped onto the ROW to work for Local 798?  Maybe it was your first job, or maybe you came from the non-union side with a leap of faith to better yourself.  Either way, it can be a little intimidating to say the least.  All of us, no mater how young or old, remember that first day.  We also remember the people who reached out to us to help us feel like we were in the right place, and everything was going to be ok.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - July / August 2018
    Dear Brothers and Sisters, This year is meeting and possibly going to exceed all our expectations. Through April, we’ve already recorded over two million man-hours, and it looks like it’s only going to get better as the year progresses.  The work this year is taking place in some of the roughest terrains the United States has to offer, so remember to work safely.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - July / August 2018
    The amount of work we are dealing with is joyfully amazing. We have 427 Helpers on the wheel. People at the top have only been there since March 21, 2018. We continue to call Helper members off the top, along with Journeymen and Welders.
  • Blue Light Report Mid Atlantic - July / August 2018
    The work season is off to a good start.  A lot of jobs are under way and several have yet to start, including the Rockford and Price Gregory spreads in NC on the Atlantic Coast job. These are 36” spreads that are going to need several UA members. If you are not working, I encourage you to get on the Out-of-Work List and be ready to go to work.