Dear Brothers and Sisters,
I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.
I am writing this report while on the road. I have recently attended the 2018 Florida Pipe Trades Conference in Palm Coast, FL, and am presently in Montgomery, AL, for the Special Convention of the Alabama AFL-CIO.
Work is still very slow in my jurisdiction, but I am diligently working to improve this situation. I have had the opportunity to talk with several contractors and hope to have them bid some upcoming work in the near future. Thanks again to all my fellow Brothers and Sisters who have taken the time to be my eyes and ears in my area. The information gained has been very valuable to our profession and is greatly appreciated.
Every member is encouraged to continue to be actively involved with our Action Network. This is an amazing way for our voices to be heard, and our way of life be recognized and valued. If at all possible, make plans to be at the September union meeting. The success of our great Local depends on active involvement from our membership.
In closing, I want to wish each one of our members safe travels to and from their work locations during this prosperous year. Remember, I am here to serve you, so please feel free to call with any questions or concerns. God bless this great Local, and God bless each one of you.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters, I would first like to say, “Tough times never last. But tough people do.” Pipeliners are some of the toughest and most resilient folks, but we are definitely being tested. We already had many enemies to battle, such as cheap nonunion contractors, biased judges, and extreme environmental protesters.
Dear Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds our Local 798 family safe and healthy. By now, the COVID-19 pandemic has reached almost every county and parish in the United States. I don’t know that anyone could have forecasted that this virus would sweep through our country with such intensity.
There is no way to describe the times in which we are living. We are walking through a situation that no one has dealt with before us. However, we do have work starting. Gas companies and contractors are proceeding with extreme caution.
Virtual Medical Visit option available May 1st PIBF will be launching the MDLIVE program on May 1, 2020. This is a virtual medical visit program offered by BlueCross BlueShield for active and COBRA participants and for participants where PIBF is the primary coverage.