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Blue Light Report - March / April 2020

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.

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Blue Light Report Texas - March / April 2020

I want to congratulate Danny and Justin for their re-election, as well as the rest of the officers that were elected and re-elected. It’s very good to know Local 798 has excellent leadership for the next three years.

With the Market Recovery in play, we are picking up a few jobs in Texas. It is not what I expected, but we will take what we can get. There are a lot of projects being bid as we speak, and a lot more to be bid in the next few years. Some are very large. One is the Permian Global Access Pipeline, which is a 42” mainline that runs from the Permian Basin to southwest Louisiana. If you are not signed up as an advocate on the Action Network, please do so immediately and sign the petition for this project. Your future depends on it.

I want to emphasize this again.  If you are working for a non-signatory contractor that is performing UA work according to the UA Constitution, you are subject to a fine, expulsion, or both. UA work is defined as a pipe that product or water runs through. There are no exceptions to the rules; any UA Brother or Sister has the right to file charges if you are seen. I hope that clears things up!

I look forward to seeing everyone at Steward School. If I can be of assistance to anyone, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (918) 633-3435. Please leave a message if you are unable to reach me.

Pre-Jobs:

Michels Pipeline:

- Houston, TX. Run welding procedures at CRC for Exxon Mobil. Superintendent: Buddy Kervin. Welder Foreman: Lee Allen. Job complete.

Precision Pipeline:

- Houston, TX. Run welding procedures at CRC for Enbridge Line 3 Replacement. Superintendent & Welder Foreman: Jimmy Dick. Job complete.

United Piping, Inc.:

- Houston, TX. Run welding procedures at CRC for Enbridge 20” HDD. Superintendent: Mark Thomson. Welder Forman: Doug Winter. Job complete.

Rockford Corporation:

- Rosharon, TX. 56.2 miles of 36” Mainline (Spread 7) for Enterprise Products. Superintendent: Dicky Langston. Welder Foreman: Rodney Talbott. Working 6-10s. Market Recovery. Approx. completion 6-30-20.

 - Burnet, TX. 77.9 miles of 36” Mainline (Spread 4) for Enterprise Products. Superintendent: Kevlin Shaw. Welder Foreman: Jesse Davis. Working 6-10s. Market Recovery. Approx. completion 7-30-20.

- El Paso, TX. 17.3 miles of 30” Mainline for El Paso Natural Gas (Kinder Morgan). Superintendent: Johnny Kroner. Welder Foreman: Kent Jewell. Working 6-10s. Market Recovery. Approx. completion 5-5-20.

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  • Blue Light Report - March / April 2020
    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.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - March / April 2020
    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.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - March / April 2020
    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.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2020
    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.