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Blue Light Report - March / April 2018

Brothers and Sisters,

Hopefully, by the time you receive this report the work this spring will have sprung. I fully expect that we will shadow our record numbers and possibly could shatter the record of 12 million manhours set back in 1968.

Could the work just dry up and disappear? If you spent your whole career in the pipeline industry, you’ve seen it go from wide open to dead still in a matter of months. It is important that you, as a member of Local 798, understand that almost every piece of fossil fuel infrastructure will be contested going forward into the future. Our opponents have developed new strategies to increase the financial risks of these pipeline projects. Blocking and stalling permits causes a viable concern for banks who finance the work. Bankers do not like risk, they like certainty. However, the strategy of delay is more than just economics. It is an opportunity for these opponents to not only raise “awareness,” but at the same time raise funds to oppose future projects.

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Donation to BMC honors Joyce Curran

SOUTH RENOVO — Renovo resident Fred Curran recently presented Bucktail Medical Center Administrator Tim Reeves with a $1,000 check in memory of his wife Joyce Curran, who passed away recently.

The check was sent on behalf of Pipeliner Local Union 798 of Tulsa, Oklahoma from which Fred retired following 52 years of service and remains a member today.

Danny Hendrix, business manager of Local 798, assisted Curran with acquiring the donation.

Fred and Joyce Curran were well known to area residents and moved back to Renovo in recent years. Joyce once worked at the BMC before eventually being on the board of supervisors in the 1990s. When Joyce became ill, after returning home, the BMC became a necessity, and the care that she received there was the best possible, according to Fred.

“Joyce was a board member of the BMC in the ’90s, she loved this hospital, and she died here,” he said of his wife.

“I can tell you first hand, this is the best hospital that we have ever been to; this is where she received the most immediate and compassionate care,” Fred explained. “We have been to so many hospitals both in and out of the area. The employees here that take care of patients are second to none.”

When it comes to the gas power plant proposed for Renovo, Curran said area residents and the businesses and unions that will be here while constructing the plant need to act now to secure a future for the BMC.

“It’s time to step up. With hundreds expected here to build the plant, we need the BMC here more than anything,” he said.

Written for The Express by Kevin Rauch

http://www.lockhaven.com/news/local-news/2016/12/donation-to-bmc-honors-joyce-curran/

 

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  • Donation to BMC honors Joyce Curran
    SOUTH RENOVO — Renovo resident Fred Curran recently presented Bucktail Medical Center Administrator Tim Reeves with a $1,000 check in memory of his wife Joyce Curran, who passed away recently. The check was sent on behalf of Pipeliner Local Union 798 of Tulsa, Oklahoma from which Fred retired following 52 years of service and remains a member today. Danny Hendrix, business manager of Local 798, assisted Curran with acquiring the donation. Fred and Joyce Curran were well known to area residents and moved back to Renovo in recent years. Joyce once worked at the BMC before eventually being on the board of supervisors in the 1990s. When Joyce became ill, after returning home, the BMC became a necessity, and the care that she received there was the best possible, according to Fred. “Joyce was a board member of the BMC in the ’90s, she loved this hospital, and she died here,” he said of his wife. “I can tell you first hand, this is the best hospital that we have ever been to; this is where she received the most immediate and compassionate care,” Fred explained. “We have been to so many hospitals both in and out of the area. The employees here that take care of patients are second to none.” When it comes to the gas power plant proposed for Renovo, Curran said area residents and the businesses and unions that will be here while constructing the plant need to act now to secure a future for the BMC. “It’s time to step up. With hundreds expected here to build the plant, we need the BMC here more than anything,” he said. Written for The Express by Kevin Rauch http://www.lockhaven.com/news/local-news/2016/12/donation-to-bmc-honors-joyce-curran/  
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    Pipeliners Local 798 takes great pride in a job well done. Our 65-year history is built on a reputation of quality and integrity. We train and take care of our members and in return they take care of the environment and the communities where they work. Our quality speaks for itself, with our welders consistently performing to the highest of industry standards. These stories represent why Local 798 members are the greatest pipeliners in the world.