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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 Southwest - January / February 2019

This will be my last report to you, Brothers and Sisters. I have been appointed as a Special Representative to the United Association Pipeline Department by UA General President Mark McManus.

I cannot express what an honor it is to be asked to be a part of such a great and successful team.

 

I look forward to working with David Barnett, the Director of Pipeline and Gas Distribution, and Special Representative Mike Mikich, daily in the Pipeline Department.  My last 12 years as a Business Agent for Pipeliners Local 798 have been the most rewarding time in my career. The membership has always been there to help me, and I ask for your continued support at my new position.

 

I have been very fortunate to work under the great leadership of Danny Hendrix. He has been a great mentor for me, and I cannot express how thankful I am for his direction as an employee and a Brother member. We all owe Danny a lot for his dedication to the members and Local 798 as our Business Manager. I would also like to thank James Moss, David Barnett, and Wade Pilgreen for their mentorship throughout my term as Business Agent. Last, but not least, I thank the Brothers I worked with daily, the Business Agents and Organizers who work so hard for the membership. I will never forget the bond we all have, and I will continue to work together to unite and uphold the rights of union workers. 

 

In closing, I ask everyone to encourage and support Brother Justin Head, the new Business Agent for the West. Justin has shown true craftsmanship in the field and has the character to become a great Business Agent, but he will need you, Brothers and Sisters, just as I did. Justin has earned the respect of those out West by always supporting his Union. He has helped walk every picket and advocated for every job in our area. 

 

Thank you all supporting me, both professionally and personally. Always, “Work Safe and Work Union.” See you down the road.

MORE 798 STORIES

  • 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.