Right now, it looks like the work is wide open, and I hope everyone is working as safely as possible. We are organizing a lot of new members. It is everyone’s responsibility and obligation as a union member to teach our new Brothers and Sisters how we work and act, on and off the ROW. Help them out if they are struggling and demonstrate to them our etiquette.
These men and women have made the choice to leave the non-union and become a union member in order to have a better life for themselves and their families. Our ways are different to them; for some it’s like starting all over again. Every one of us took the same oath when we joined. No one was born a union member. It is not mandatory that we organize, but it is a matter of existence. If you know of any good pipeline welders, please have them call a 798 Organizer or a 798 Business Agent. Let’s get them in Local 798 where they belong.
There are rumors floating around that we have work in Texas. So far, it is just rumors. I keep hearing we will pick up some work, but most likely it will be this winter. If the oil and gas companies keep looking at the bottom dollar, it is going to be tough to get work in this cheap environment.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone who can make it to Tulsa for the September meeting. If I can be of assistance to anyone, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Sour Lake, TX. 12” fabrication for TransCanada. This job is complete.
Nederland, TX. 12” pipe supports & installation for Trans Canada. Job started 7-11-18. This job is complete.
CRC Houston, TX. Run 36” mechanized weld procedures for Enbridge (Line 3 replacement). Superintendent: Dana Bratcher. Welder Foreman: Scotty Jackson. Job Started 6-18-18. This job is complete.
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The 2019 Steward School has just concluded, and what a great event it turned out to be. It is impossible to put into words all that transpired for the week, but I will try to give you a brief snapshot of what happened.
Steward School 2019 just wrapped up, and what a week it was! We had a great turnout, and it was good to see a lot of old friends and meet several new ones.
All is well for those who are ready to conduct their business like professionals. Coming by the work is not going to be as easy as last year. But there is work out there. Here in Dispatch, we are willing to do everything we can to help.
Revised PIBF SPD and Pension Statements Mailed to the Membership A revised Summary Plan Description (SPD) book and annual Pension Statements were mailed to the membership in March. The most current version of the SPD is always available on our website at www.pibf.org.