It has come to our attention that there was an error made in the Monthly Dues Increase, set on 1/1/2020. We have adjusted the Dues error back to the mandated amount of $50.30 per month. All dues charges have been corrected on Our end and a $1.00 credit was issued to every active member. As always all payment overages will be applied to your accounts to go towards upcoming Monthly Charges.
Monthly dues increase will begin on January 1st, 2020. Union Dues will increase by $1.00, bringing you to a total of $51.30 per month. Please make the necessary adjustments.
Common Arc Cert Updating
There will be a contractor at the union hall on January 7th. 2020 between the hours of 8am-1pm, conducting Common Arc Updating. Please review your certs and take the appropriate action to keep your welding certs. current. We are trying to bring a contractor in every other month for updating. Going forward this will be the ONLY way to keep current.
Code Training and Leadership Training
We will be scheduling these classes as soon as scheduling becomes available by the international. Please keep in mind that Code training must be completed by the end of December 2020. You will be notified about the next training classes.
Rigging Mod 1 &2….January 11th @7am
Rigging Mod 3………..January 18th @7am
Rigging Mod 4……….January 25th @7am
Contact Jim Paglia 1-609-784-8969 to set up your training schedule
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.