Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Like many of you, I am also disappointed in the many projects that have been stalled or delayed. All the more reason we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to advocate. Sadly, only about 50% of our members are actively engaged on our Action Network.
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, Like many of you, I am also disappointed in the many projects that have been stalled or delayed. All the more reason we must continue to be vigilant in our efforts to advocate. Sadly, only about 50% of our members are actively engaged on our Action Network.
Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds each of you healthy and in good spirits. This year has obviously started out much slower than the last two. Through the month of May, we are well behind 2017 and 2018 man-hours, but we are still ahead of 2015 and 2016, which ended up being 6.8 million and 7.5 million man-hour years.
The pipeline hours are slower than in 2017 and 2018, but we are still ahead of 2015 and 2016, so work is not quite as slow as it may seem. We are not having a record year as we have had previously (that goal is unreasonable), but work is picking up. We have already needed to PPC-11 a nonbook to an Intermediate job in the Dakotas.
401(k) Distributions We are currently experiencing an unusually high volume of 401(k) calls and distribution applications. Please know that messages received by the Fund office will be returned and we are working to process the distribution applications in a timely manner.