I am writing this report after returning home from the December union meeting. It was a good turnout and enjoyable to visit with those able to attend. The election is over, and I would like to congratulate all the officers who were elected. I’m sure they will do a great job in their positions. Also, thanks to those who ran. It’s a good feeling to see so many interested in the security of our union.
The work in my area has slowed down for the holidays to only a few small jobs. There are several good jobs planned for next year pending permitting. This work year is almost over, and I hope everyone has had a good work year. Also, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, and I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year.
The January meeting is just around the corner. I hope to see you there. If you are not able to attend, I hope to see you on the right of way soon. Thanks to everyone for their hard work and dedication to make 2016 another year to be a proud 798 member. I hope you all have a prosperous 2017.
Thanks to all.
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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!
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.
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.
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.