December Bulletin

Next Meeting: December 13th, 2019

Last Meeting of the 2019 Calendar Year. All Members and Retirees are invited to Celebrate the Holidays and award Service Pins. Food and Beverages will be provided. Please Join Us.

Toys for Tots

Once Again we are a Toys for Tots Drop off Center. Please bring an Unwrapped Toy to the Union Hall by December 14th.

2020 Wage Increase

On November 8th, 2019 the Membership Voted on Allocating the 2020 Wage Increase. The follow Option was chosen with 21 votes.

$.66 increase in Hourly Wage

$.98 increase in Vacation Fund

Please keep in mind that there is a $.36 increase in the Pension Contribution Rate. All of these factors equal to our negotiated $2.00 increase.

Notice of 2020 Dues Increase

As of January 1st, 2020, the Monthly Union Dues will increase by $1.00, bringing our Monthly dues to $51.30. This is in accordance with he International Constitution. We ask you to please make the necessary adjustments. As always dues can be submitted online via the website, by check or money order, or cash in person.

Training Schedule

Rigging Mod. 1 & 2- January 11th, 2020 @ 7 am

Rigging Mod. 3- January 18th, 2020 @ 7am

Rigging Mod. 4- January 25th, 2020 @7am

Please Contact Jim Paglia to set up your Training Schedule

November Bulletin

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Next Meeting Date: November 8th, 2019

2020 Wage Increase Allocation and Vote

The Executive Board will be considering any proposals for the upcoming wage increase. Please direct all suggestion to the Business Manager by November 1st, 2019. The 3 most popular suggestion will then be brought to Vote at the November 8th, 2019 Meeting.

Keep in mind the $2.00 p/hr increase includes the 2% pension increase leaving the membership $1.64 to Allocate.

2020 Monthly Dues Increase

Effective January 1st, 2020 Monthly Dues will increase by $1.00 bringing our Monthly Dues to $51.30 a month

Drug Test / Safety Training

As Always please make sure to consistently check your BDS profile to make sure your drug test and safety training are up-to-date. Failure to stay up-to-date will result in your ineligibility and there for you will be removed from the out-of-work List.

Labor Walks

We will participating in Labor Walks with both the AFL- CIO and the State Building Trades every weekend leading up to the Elections. Please Contact the office for scheduled walks!

M.O.R.E. Fund

We are working on Legislation in Trenton that would require by law, that refineries and chemical processing facilities hire employees that have served or are currently serving a certified DOL Apprenticeship. This will ensure a sae skilled and qualified work force.

October Bulletin Board

Next Union Meeting- October 11th, 2019

-Scholarship Dinner Dance

The time for Dinner Dance tickets and Ad is nearing the deadline. All Ads must be placed by October 16th to make it into the DVDs( NO EXCEPTIONS). Please call in to make arrangements or send in the order form provided below.

The deadline for booking rooms has closed. Any Room booked after 10/9/19 is subject to the Hard Rocks Full Price.

-Drug Test/ Safety Training

Please be sure to check your BDS dashboard to make sure your eligibility for the out-of-work list is still valid. If you have questions regarding the Referral Rules and the BDS system please contact the office.

-Labor Walks

We will be participating in Labor Walks with the AFL-CIO and State Building Trades every weekend leading up to the coming election. If anyone is interested in participating please contact the office.

-Training

CODE/ RIGGING Training and Leadership Training will schedule for the First Quarter of next year. If you are interested in EPRI Training please contact Jim Paglia for Information.

-M.O.R.E. Fund

We are currently working on Legislation in Trenton that would require Refineries and Chemical Processing Facilities to Hire experienced and skilled workers that have or are in the process of completing DOL certified Apprenticeships.

There are several contractors that are bidding jobs with the help of the M.O.R.E. Funding.

** Anyone who maybe renewing their TWIC can send a picture of your new card along with a receipt for the renewal to this office and we will be seeking reimbursement through the M.O.R.E. Program.