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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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Bluelight Report Southeast - September / October

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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  • 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.