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Blue Light Report - March / April 2019

We recently finished the 3% allocation that you will receive on June 3, 2019, under the National Pipeline Agreement. All classifications have allocated 30 cents towards healthcare and the remainder of the raise will be put on your 401(k) benefit contribution. Currently, welders and journeymen on high scale work receive $6.89 per hour and helpers receive $3.48 per hour. With the additional monies, welders and journeymen will receive $9.30 per hour on 401(k) and helpers will receive $4.68 per hour on 401(k).

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Bluelight Report Mid Atlantic - September / October

We are well into the work season and as you are aware, it is great. We have jobs going in almost all parts of the country and still have jobs waiting to start. The work in KY is picking up as well.

I have held several pre-jobs and still have several coming up. FERC has approved the construction for two of the spreads in NC. These are 36” jobs and are approximately 60 miles each. Price Gregory and Rockford are the contractors. It’s looking like this work will be start manning up in early September.

As I have said, we have a lot of work going on and I would like to thank all the other UA locals for helping us man some of this work.  It is good to have enough work to use travelers on our jobs, because they have helped many of our members in the past when our work was slow.

The September union meeting is coming up soon.  I understand almost everyone is working, but it would be good for you if you can attend. I look forward to seeing those who can make it.

In closing, I just want to remind everyone that the prosperous times we are enjoying didn’t just happen by chance.  They were and are still being fought for every day.  Be Union, take pride in your work, and most of all, be safe.

Pre-Jobs:

B&G Pipeline:

Chapel Hill, NC. 7,200’ of 10”.  Welder Foreman: Frankie Wilbanks. Superintendent: Blake Friel.  Working 6-10s.  completion 10-13-18.

Ellenboro, KY. 36,274’ of 16” Welder Foreman: Naaman Warren. Superintendent: Thomas Born. Working 6-10s. completion 8-4-18.

Contractors Rentals:

Ashland, KY. 2-12” Launchers -Receivers plus Maintenance. Welder Foreman: Mark Eagleson. Superintendent: Jimmy Badgett. Working 6-10s.  completion 12-1-18.

Morehead, KY. 30-36” Integrity Digs. Welder Foreman: Trent Dickess. Superintendent: Tyler Gandee. Working 6-10s.  completion 10-20-18.

Infrasource Construction:

Covington, KY. 2-20” valve stations and meter run. Welder Foreman: Joshua Williamson. Superintendent: Walker Stuart. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 9-30-18.

Price Gregory:

Erlanger, KY. 8” Anomaly Digs. Welder Foreman: Carl Traweek. Superintendent: Darryl Ditterline. Working 6-10s. Approx. completion 9-1-18.

United Piping Inc.:

Franklin, KY. 2,700’ of 30” take up relay.  Welder Foreman: Sam Anderson. Superintendent: Tim Darif. Working 6-10s.  completion 8-31-18.

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  • Blue Light Report - March / April 2019
    We recently finished the 3% allocation that you will receive on June 3, 2019, under the National Pipeline Agreement. All classifications have allocated 30 cents towards healthcare and the remainder of the raise will be put on your 401(k) benefit contribution. Currently, welders and journeymen on high scale work receive $6.89 per hour and helpers receive $3.48 per hour. With the additional monies, welders and journeymen will receive $9.30 per hour on 401(k) and helpers will receive $4.68 per hour on 401(k).
  • Blue Light Report 2 - March / April 2019
    We recently held our regular January Membership Meeting here in Tulsa, and I am proud to say that we had well over 300 members in attendance.  This was a great turnout for January, with many entering their Union Hall in Tulsa for the very first time. It’s always good to see so many members come to take part in the direction of this Local Union.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - March / April 2019
    “The unsuccessful person is burdened by learning and prefers to walk down familiar paths. Their distaste for learning stunts their growth and limits their influence.” - John C. Maxwell
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - March / April 2019
    PIBF at Steward School PIBF’s presentation Thursday afternoon at Steward School will include guest speakers from the Trust Company of Oklahoma who will cover helpful information on our 401(k) plan, along with guidance on Medicare and Social Security.  A representative from Cooper Clinic will also discuss the special pricing available to the membership for their preventative medicine program.  As in the past, the PIBF staff will be available throughout the Steward School for member questions.