CONSTITUTION RESOLUTIONS PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL RESOLUTIONS TO THE CONSTITUTION MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE LOCAL LODGE OFFICE BY MAY 31ST FOR REVIEW. ALL RESOLUTIONS MUST PERTAIN STRICTLY TO THE CONSTITUTION FOR CONSIDERATION.
SCHOLARSHIP TESTING SCHOLARSHIP TESTING IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS LEGAL DEPENDENTS WHO WILL BE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL THIS SPRING AND PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE OR A CERTIFIED TRADE SCHOOL. A TESTING DATE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED AS OF NOW DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION. NEVER THE LESS WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 1ST . PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE TO RECEIVE A REGISTRATION PACKET.
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING THIS YEAR’S GOLF OUTING WILL BE JUNE 21ST AT THE RAMBLEWOOD GOLF COURSE. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND OR DONATE CALL THE OFFICE TO RESERVE YOUR FOURSOME. PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED TO HELP KEEP THIS FUND SOLVENT.
MOST OSHA 5HR / DRUG TESTING MOST PROGRAMS HAS ISSUED AN EXTENSION TO THE OSHA 5-HOUR REFRESHER AND TO OUR ANNUAL DRUG TESTING PROGRAM. THIS EXTENSION WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2021. THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO EXPIRE OR HAVE EXPIRED ON EITHER THE DRUG TEST OR THE OSHA 5 HR. REFRESHER YOU WILL HAVE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021 TO COMPLY WITH THE UPDATING PROCESS WITH NO EFFECT TO YOUR STATUS ON THE OUT OF WORK LIST, DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.
EPPRI RIGGING TRAINING ANY MEMBER INTERESTED IN TRAINING FOR AN EPPRI RIGGING CERTIFICATION CAN DO SO BY CONTACTING THE OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS.
COMMON ARC UPDATE WE WILL BE HOLDING UPDATES APRIL 8TH BETWEEN 8AM-1 PM CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR A TIME SLOT. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED
WE HAVE RECEIVED NOTICE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAKERS HEADQUARTERS THAT AN INCREASE BY .25% TO FIELD DUES WILL BE ASSESSED EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021. THIS INCREASE WILL BRING FIELD DUES FROM 6.75% TO 7%. MONTHLY DUES HAVE ALSO BEEN INCREASED TO $52.80.
NOMINATIONS FOR DELEGATES TO THE 34TH CONVENTION
NOMINATIONS FOR THE 34TH CONSOLIDATED CONVENTION WILL BE HELD AT A SPECIAL MEETING IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE REGULAR MEETING. DUE TO THE FINANCIAL IMPACT INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT JONES HAS RECOMMENDED A LIMITED NUMBER OF DELEGATES. PLEASE BE ADVISED OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS UNDER ARTICLES 2 AND 25 IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONSTITUTION WILL BE ADHERED TO.
SCHOLARSHIP TESTING IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS LEGAL DEPENDENTS WHO WILL BE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL THIS SPRING AND PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE OR A CERTIFIED TRADE SCHOOL. A TESTING DATE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED AS OF NOW DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION. NEVER THE LESS WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE TO RECEIVE A REGISTRATION PACKET. ALSO, INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CAN BE FOUND ON THE IBB WEBSITE www.boilermakers.org KEEP IN MIND THE DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP IS MARCH 1ST.
ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING
THIS YEARS GOLF OUTING WILL BE JUNE 28TH AT THE RAMBLEWOOD GOLF COURSE. PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND OR DONATE CALL THE OFFICE TO RESERVE YOUR FOURSOME. PARTICIPATION IS NEEDED TO HELP KEEP THIS FUND SOLVENT.
MOST OSHA 5HR / DRUG TESTING
MOST MOST PROGRAMS HAVE ISSUED AN EXTENSION TO THE OSHA 5-HOUR REFRESHER AND TO OUR ANNUAL DRUG TESTING PROGRAM. THIS EXTENSION WILL EXPIRE JUNE 30, 2021. THIS MEANS THAT IF YOU ARE ABOUT TO EXPIRE OR HAVE EXPIRED ON EITHER THE DRUG TEST OR THE OSHA 5 HR. REFRESHER YOU WILL HAVE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021 TO COMPLY WITH THE UPDATING PROCESS WITH NO EFFECT TO YOUR STATUS ON THE OUT OF WORK LIST, DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS. ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE.
EPPRI RIGGING TRAINING
ANY MEMBER INTERESTED IN TRAINING FOR AN EPPRI RIGGING CERTIFICATION CAN DO SO BY CONTACTING THE OFFICE FOR MORE DETAILS.
COMMON ARC UPDATE
WE WILL BE HOLDING UPDATES MARCH 11TH , BETWEEN 8AM-1 PM CONTACT THE OFFICE FOR A TIME SLOT. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE FOLLOWED.
In continued communication with our Executive Board; we have decided to cancel our February 12th Union Meeting. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation and feel it would be a great risk, to our Members and families, to hold a meeting. We are hopeful to re-start regular meetings soon, until then please look towards our Monthly Newsletter or online Bulletin Board for current events. As always if you have any questions please call the
WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR FEBRUARY 12TH UNION MEETING. HOWEVER, IF CONDITIONS WORSEN DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC A DECISION TO CANCEL MAY OCCUR. PLEASE MONITOR YOUR EMAILS JUST IN CASE A LAST-MINUTE DECISION MUST BE MADE. IF YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN THE OFFICE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, I URGE YOU TO DO SO, AS THIS IS THE FASTED WAY OF COMMUNICATING TO OUR MEMBERSHIP.
MONTHLY UNION DUES FOR 2021
MONTHLY UNION DUES FOR 2021 HAVE INCREASED TO $52.80 PER MONTH. BE SURE TO KEEP YOUR UNION DUES CURRENT. AS ALWAYS, KEEPING WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CONSTITUTION AND OUR BY-LAWS ANY MEMBER WHO FALLS MORE THAN TWO MONTHS IN THE REARS WILL BE SUBJECT TO SUSPENSION.
SCHOLARSHIP TESTING / LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL
SCHOLARSHIP TESTING IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS LEGAL DEPENDENTS WHO WILL BE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL THIS SPRING AND PLAN TO ATTEND COLLEGE OR A CERTIFIED TRADE SCHOOL. A TESTING DATE HAS NOT BEEN DECIDED AS OF NOW DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION. NEVER THE LESS WE WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE TO RECEIVE A REGISTRATION PACKET FOR LOCAL 28 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM AND THE INTERNATIONALS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. KEEP IN MIND THE INTERNATIONALS SCHOLARSHIP HAS A MARCH 1ST END DATE. INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF BOILERMAKERS WEBSITE. boilermakers.org
MOST OSHA 5 REFRESHER AND DRUG TESTING
ALL M.O.S.T. OSHA 5HR. REFRESHER AND DRUG TESTING EXPIRATION DATES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. HOWEVER, IF YOU WISH TO SCHEDULE AN ONLINE OSHA 5HR REFRESHER OR A M.O.S.T. DRUG TEST PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE
Our January Union Meeting has been cancelled die to the increase in COVID-19 cases. The officers of our Union decided, Today, January 4th, 2021, that the risk involved with having a Union Meeting was not worth the possible spread of the Covid Virus and the safety of our membership. We look forward to having our next Meeting on February 12th, 2021. If you have any questions please contact the office.
MOST OSHA 5HR/ DRUG TESTING.
Most Programs has issued an extension to the OSHA 5- Hour Refresher and to the our Annual Drug Testing Program. There has been an extension put on to both the 5- hour refresher and the drug test until June 30th, 2021. This means that if you are about to expire or have expired on either the Drug Test or the 5-hour Refresher, you will have until June 30th, 2021 to comply with the updating process, with no effect to your status on the out- of- work list. Any questions or concerns please call the office.
2021 Field Dues Increase/ Monthly Dues Increase
We have received notice from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Headquarters that and increase by .25% to field dues will be assessed effective January 1st, 2021. This increase will bring Field Dues from 6.75% to 7.0%. Monthly Dues have also increased to $52.80 per month.
Eppri Rigging Training
Any Member interested in Training for an EPPRI Rigging certification’s can do so by contacting the office for more details.
WE WILL HAVE A SPECIAL UNION MEETING ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2020 THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 5PM, WE WILL HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL IN PLACE HAND SANITIZER, MASKS AND PROPER DISTANCING IN THE MEETING HALL.
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE $50.30 (2020) / $52.80 Effective January 1, 2021
2021 CONTRACT WAGE ALLOCATION VOTE
THERE WILL BE A VOTE ON FRIDAY DECEMBER 4, 2020 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 1PM-5PM ON THE (3) PROPOSALS AS HOW TO ALLOCATE OUR 2021 WAGE INCREASE. AT THE SPECIAL MEETING WE WILL DETERMINE THROUGH THE VOTE AS TO WHERE OUR 2021 WAGE INCREASE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED WITH IN OUR WAGE PACKAGE.
THE PAC FUND WAS APPROVED THROUGH A SECRET BALLOT VOTE AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING. EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2021 THERE WILL BE A $0.13 DIRECT DEDUCTION FROM WAGES TO SUPPORT THE PAC FUND. EVERY MEMBER WILL NEED TO FILL OUT AND RETURN TO THE OFFICE A VOLUNTARY DONATION RELEASE FORM PRIOR TO EMPLOYMENT IN 2021.
CHRISTMAS PARTY CANCELLED
THE MEMBERSHIP UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO CANCEL THE RETIREE CHRISTMAS PARTY ON DECEMBER 11TH ALONG WITH THE DECEMBER UNION MEETING DUE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS. THE MEMBERSHIP FEELS THIS WOULD BE A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE DECISION AT THIS POINT DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. WE WILL LOOK FOR A FUTURE DATE TO HONOR OUR RETIREES AND AWARD SERVICE YEAR PINS.
COMMON ARC UPDATING
WE WILL HOLD COMMON ARC UPDATING AT THE UNION HALL ON DECEMBER 4, 2020 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8AM-1PM FOR ANY MEMBER WHO WAS UNABLE TO GET THERE WELDING CERTIFICATIONS UPDATE WHILE WORKING. YOU MUST CALL THE OFFICE TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT AS SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOL WILL BE IN PLACE.
TOYS FOR TOTS
WE WILL CONTINUE TO BE A TOYS FOR TOTS DROP OFF FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. PLEASE HELP THOSE LESS FORTUNATE BY BRINGING AN UNWRAPPED GIFT TO THE UNION HALL PRIOR TO DECEMBER 7, 2020.
Union Meeting will begin at 7pm. Social Distancing and proper Covid-19 protocols will be in place. Remember to wear a mask!
PAC Fund Vote
There was a decision from the membership, at the October Meeting, to adopt a PAC Fund into our Collective Bargaining Agreement. Therefore, at the November 13th Meeting there will be a Secret Ballot Vote on whether or not to adopt the PAC Fund of $.13 per hour into our Agreement.
2021 Contract Wage Allocation
On January 1st, 2021, will begin the last year of our Negotiated Contract. Therefore, we will need to vote on where to allocate the $2.00 increase for 2021. Due to the 2% Pension increase, as part of the Pension Recovery Plan, We we actually be allocating $1.63 into our wage package. At the November 13th Meeting 3 possible scenarios will be decided on and a vote will take place in December.
Christmas Party Cancelled
The membership unanimously decided to cancel the Retiree Christmas Party on December 11th, Due to Covid-19. We will look forward to a future date to honor our retirees and award service pins.
Common Arc Updating
We will hold a Common Arc Updating Day at the Hall on November 10th, 2020. It will be between the hours of 8am-1pm, for any member who was unable to get their welding certifications updated while working. You must call the office to set up an appointment, as social distancing Protocol will be in place.
Toys for Tots
We will be holding our Annual Toys for Tots Drop -Off Program. The end date is December 11th. Please bring an unwrapped gift to the Union Hall to help those less fortunate enjoy the Holidays.
Meeting begins at 7pm. Social Distancing Protocols are in place, Masks are required in the Union Hall.
2021 Contract Wage Allocation
January 1, 2021 will begin our final year of our Negotiated Contract; Therefore, we will need to allocate the $2.00 increase. In actuality we still have a 2% Pension Increase as part of the Pension Recovery Plan, so we will be allocating $1.63 into our wage package. If you have any suggestions on this matter please send them to the Hall in writing, by October 15th, 2020. The E-board will then review and bring the choices to the membership for discussion at our November Meeting.
Pac Fund Discussion
We have been discussing readopting the PAC Fund (Political Action Contribution Fund) at previous meetings. The importance of having a seat-at- the-table in our states “political world” is integral to the survival of our trade, as we experienced with Bill A-805. The adoption of the PAC Fund will need discussion and to proceed, a secret ballot vote from the membership since the By-Laws will need to be amended. Plan to attend the October meeting for a floor discussion.
Apprentice and Shop Training
The NEAAC Administration Committee has decided to continue with the COVID-19 shut down of all hands-on training at all Local Training Facilities through the end of the year. Apprentices are still required to stay current with book work and computer based lessons and tests. We will keep you informed as things progress.
Our September Meeting will start back on the Friday Schedule . Meeting will be gin at 7pm. Social Distancing Protocols will be in place: hand sanitizer, masks and proper distancing in the meeting hall.
Union Officer Elections
Elections for the Office of President and Chairman of the Executive Bo9ard will be held on Friday, September 11th, 2020 between the hours of 2pm and 7pm. As always Article 25 of the Boilermaker’s Constitution will be followed.
MOST OSHA Training and Drug Testing
The MOST OSHA 5hr Refresher extension expiration date is September 1st, 2020. The 5 hr Refresher Course is valid for 5 years from the date it was last taken, therefore, please check your BDS Dashboard to insure you are in compliance. If you find you are not in compliance please call the office to schedule an online course.
The MOST Drug Screening Extension is still in effect until December 31st, 2020, due to the current COVID-19 restrictions. You can still request a MOST Drug Screening Chain of Custody by calling MOST (800)395-1089 EXT. 320
Apprentice and Shop Training
The NEAAC Administration Committee has decided to continue with the COVID-19 Shut Down of all hands-on Training at all Local’s Training Facilities, through the month of September. Check back for up-to-date information regarding this matter.
Delaware Valley Safety Council (SJ Chemical Card)
The Safety Council has reopened, as of Monday, July 6th, 2020. If you are in need of getting this training or renewing your certification please contact our office or go to DVSCONLINE.ORG or call 856-422-3872 to schedule and appointment. Please review the COVID-19 guidelines that pertain to the DVSC.
The meeting will begin at 7pm. Social Distancing Protocols will be in place.
Please bring your own mask. Hand Sanitizer will be provided for your convenience.
Nominations and Elections
Nominations will take place at our August Meeting and Elections will take place at our September Meeting, as per President Jone’s Directive. As always article 25 of the constitution will be strictly adhered to, so be sure your dues payments are up-to-date.
MOST OSHA TRAINING AND DRUG TESTING
If you need a MOST OSHA 5hr Refresher test, please call the office. Anyone who has a Drug Screening about to expire, there has been a 90- day extension added to your expiration date. Currently this is valid for drug test expiring on or before September 19, 2020. If you still wish to take your Drug Screening; you can call MOST and request a chain-of-custody. (800)395-1089 ext 320
apprentice AND SHOP TRAINING
The NEAAC Administration Committee has decided to continue with the COVID-19 Shut Down of all hands- on training at all Locals’ Training facilities. We will discuss a possible limited opening for September. Everyone will be informed with the progress being made.
common arc updating
We will be arranging Common Arc Updating for early August. We have not yet secured a date, Please check your BDS Dashboard for Common Arc Expiration Dates. We will keep you informed as to when the date is secured
Delaware Valley Safety council (SJ CHEMICAL CARD)
The Delaware Valley Safety Council has reopened (Monday, July 6th, 2020) If you are in need of getting this training or renewing your certification please contact our office. Before going please visit dvsconline.org to review the COVID-19 Guidelines that pertain to the DVSC.