• 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.
  • Blue Light Report Midwest - March / April 2020
    This year started with good news on the big projects in my area. I just attended the 68th public comment meeting on the Enbridge Line 3 Replacement Project at the Minnesota Senate Building in St. Paul. The Minnesota Utility Commission heard public comments on the first day, and the lawyers delivered their case to the four commissioners on the second day.
  • Blue Light Report Northeast - March / April 2020
    I write this report after returning from the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. The reason the membership and I went to the capitol involved anti-Mountain Valley Pipeline House Bills 643, 644, and 646. These bills aim to threaten our livelihood and make it harder to build infrastructure in Virginia going forward.
  • 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.
  • Blue Light Report Southeast - March / April 2020
    I want to express my enthusiasm for the turnout at our January Regular Membership Meeting, especially considering the weather. It was truly overwhelming to see how many new members and first timers were in attendance. It is always a pleasure to meet new members and be able to listen to any concerns that you may have.
  • Blue Light Report Mid-Atlantic - March / April 2020
    I hope everyone had a good 2019 and a happy holiday season. As we get into 2020, the work is starting slow again, but it looks like some of the work may start earlier than last year. Latex should be starting the work in North Carolina by mid-March.
  • Blue Light Report Southwest - March / April 2020
    I want to start this report by mentioning the great turnout we had at the January Regular Membership Meeting, despite the bad weather. It was great to see the new officers installed by Brother and UA Director of Pipeline and Gas Distribution, David Barnett.
  • Blue Light Report Central - March / April 2020
    Spring is just around the corner. With spring comes another work season and anticipation of plentiful job opportunities following a slow first quarter. At least two gas companies in my area have mainline projects on the books to complete this year.
  • Blue Light Report Organizer Update - March / April 2020
    Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds you well and enjoying this new year.