Dear Brothers and Sisters,
The National Pipeline Agreement has finally been signed and finalized for June 1, 2020, through June 4, 2023. Our contract will immediately go to print, and by the time the Blue Light reaches you, we will be sending out a printed copy to all members. For the time being, you can go to the 798 website for viewing and print a copy now if you like.
I am writing this report after returning from Florida. These past couple of months have been spent traveling around, meeting and greeting people, and exploring all the job opportunities that are coming up for bid in the South.
Unfortunately, during these travels I have found several union hands on non-union jobs. This is completely UNEXCEPTABLE! When you sign up with this Local, you agree to a way of life that is held to very high standards, a work ethic second to none, and loyalty to your fellow Brothers and Sisters of this Local. WORKING RAT destroys everything our Local stands for and will NOT be tolerated. To those welders that had the sense to roll up and walk away, that was your only warning. To those that haven’t been caught yet, your time is coming.
On a more positive note, I have enjoyed receiving phone calls from members letting me know about what’s going on in their area. The more informed I am, the better job I can do for you. I will gladly chase down any lead that might result in more union work in the South. Also, we are looking at another record breaking year. So, if you have friends or relatives with the mind and skill set to become members, let me know and I’ll do what I can to lead them in the right direction.
If you have not already made plans to attend this year’s Steward School, get those reservations now. It is the best chance for you to participate, learn important working details of this profession, and make valuable job contacts. To all of our new members: 798 is a family and is family oriented. Make plans to bring your family with you. There will be activities for them while you are attending the school. I look forward to seeing you and your family there.
In closing, remember that I am here to serve you, so do not hesitate to call. God bless each one of you, and God bless this great Local.
MORE 798 STORIES
Dear Brothers and Sisters, The National Pipeline Agreement has finally been signed and finalized for June 1, 2020, through June 4, 2023. Our contract will immediately go to print, and by the time the Blue Light reaches you, we will be sending out a printed copy to all members. For the time being, you can go to the 798 website for viewing and print a copy now if you like.
Brothers and Sisters, I hope this report finds you well. At the time of this writing, the National Pipeline Agreement is finalized. I won’t go into great detail here, but by the time this report reaches you, the contract will be posted on our website and mailed to every member.
First, I would like to mention how the new NPLA will affect calculating hours in regard to waiting time. If benefits are not paid on those hours, they will not be counted toward your 300 hours. Please be aware, you could arrive at 299.5 hours and retain your spot on the Out-of-Work List. Remember, you are guaranteed 300 hours of National Agreement work per Out-of-Work Date.
MDLIVE - Virtual Medical Visit Option The MDLIVE program launched May 1, 2020. Hopefully, you have all registered and set up a profile for you and your dependents to use should you need the service. It is a great idea to do this in advance of your first virtual visit.