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Blue Light Report - September / October 2019

I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.

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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 - September / October 2019
    I want to thank everyone for their calls and letters of condolences concerning my father, Doyle Hendrix, on his passing. I was truly blessed to have him for 82 years and to have him as a mentor my whole life. His face and voice will be with me for as long as I live. I am grateful for that and grateful for the outpouring of sympathy from the membership.
  • Blue Light Report 2 - September / October 2019
    I want to start by thanking every member that is doing their part to make the Action Network a success. We’ve had several opportunities lately to take action with the Cheyenne Connector Project, the Northeast Supply Enhancement, Jordan Cove Project, the Line 5 Project, and the Line 3 Project.
  • Blue Light Report Dispatch - September / October 2019
    The current number of members on the out-of-work list is as follows: Welders – 1,287; Journeyman – 207; and Helpers – 1,655. The out-of-work numbers do not reflect the members who are working building trades and still on the out-of-work list.
  • Blue Light Report Benefits Update - September / October 2019
    401(k) Plan  We frequently are asked about taking a loan against a member’s 401(k) balance.  The Pipeline Industry 401(k) Plan does not allow participant loans.  401(k) loan repayment must be set up as a deduction from payroll.  Due to the nature of the construction industry, working for different contractors for various time frames doesn’t allow for consistent repayment of the loan, which would cause the loan to be in default.