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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 Texas -May / June 2019

I have just returned home from Steward School.  It was great to see a lot of old friends and meet some new ones.

First, I would like to thank all the members and their wives who took their time and hard-earned money to come to Steward School to be a part of the greatest Union and Brotherhood in the world. Without the support of the membership, sponsors, participants, and all our Inside Guards, it would not be a success.

I would like to thank the retirees, the living and those deceased for all you have done for Local 798. Being able to retire one day and be honored at the 50-year banquet should be everyone’s ultimate goal.  The Ladies of 798 never cease to amaze everyone with their basket auction.  It was another huge success, thanks to everyone that participated.

Thanks to all our speakers and especially Jim Moss who always does a great job!  Thanks to the UA Pipeline Department Director David Barnett, Mike Mikich and Chad Gilbert, for all your help.  Ellen Boardman with the UA, and Beth Worrell with the PLCA, did a great job explaining the DOL regulations on per-diem and also helping with the NPLA.

Farron and everyone working at the 798 Training Center was on the ball.  The Lincoln Electric BBQ and Miller Crawfish & Shrimp Boil were great.  A special thanks to all our great sponsors!

And last but not least, Danny, Justin, Josalyn and the 798 staff did an excellent job putting together another great Steward School. Thanks for the countless hours and making it such a success. PIBF Director Renee Vause and staff put together a very informative presentation.

We are finally starting to pick up a little work in Texas; the job I spoke about in the last Blue Light is a reality.  Price Gregory has a contract for Exxon to lay 65 miles of 30” with the warehouse in Wink, TX.  I should be pre-jobbing in the next few days.  Rockford just signed a contract with Energy Transfer to lay 19.8 miles of 42” with the warehouse in Donie, TX, and should be pre-jobbing in the next few days.  I am headed to Denver City, TX, to pre-job with Hanging H.  They have signed a contract with Kinder Morgan for an Integrity Management & Fabrication job.

If I can be of assistance to anyone, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (918) 633-3435.  Always remember Brothers and Sisters, we are and always will be “The Best of The Best.”

Pre-Jobs:

Price Gregory:

- Conroe, TX.  Run procedures for the Exxon at RMS shop.  Job complete.

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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! 
  • 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.