Business Manager & Financial Secretary - Treasurer Reports

Danny Hendrix Business Manager

Wade Pilgreen Financial Secretary Treasurer

Local 798 News

Rover Pipeline FERC Meetings

The Rover Pipeline will be holding a series of FERC meeting to gain support from the local community for this project which consists of approximately 800 miles of large diameter pipe to be laid in 2016 and 2017. This pipeline will be located in West Virginia, Ohio and Michigan. We encourage our members and families to attend these meetings to support this future project. Listed below are the locations of these four upcoming meetings.


Monday 11-17-14 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Toronto High School Cafeteria

1305 Dennis Way

Toronto, OH 43964



Tuesday 11-18-14 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Matt Barker Building

217 North 4th Avenue

Paden City, WV 26159



Wednesday 11-19-14 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Harrison Central High School Auditorium

440 East Market Street

Cadiz, OH 43907


Thursday 11-20-14 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

George Prinzing Auditorium

500 Washington Street

Chelsea, MI 48118





AWS – CWI Prep Course and Exam


The United Association Training Department has released the schedules for the upcoming AWS-CWI Prep Course and Exam. Click here for the 2015 dates.


There will be 15 classes held in 14 different states, with a maximum capacity of 15 students per class. The estimated cost for AWS Membership and test fee is approximately $1065. Classes will last 7 days, with testing on the 8th day.


Serious applicants only, please! 5 years of experience in the welding construction industry is required. The class to be held at Local 798 will take place the week before Steward School, March 28 through April 4, 2015. Other locations and dates at various other Local Unions are listed on this link. Dates have nearly filled up and we are currently accepting names for a waiting list only. To register, please email your name, book #, home address (city and state only) phone #, email address and the class location you are interested in to .




UPDATED DISPATCH AND OUT OF WORK POLICY.  Please see the updated Dispatch and Out of Work Policy with changes made to the number of work  hours required to be moved to the bottom of the list.  The new policy will be effective October 20, 2014




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Please view the document below before logging into your 401k acct. The button to the top left labeled 401k Login will take you directly to your login screen.

401k Login Instructions



Watch this short video that explains some of the benefits of joining Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union.



2014 NPLA changes



National Pipeline Agreement 2014



The new Employer paid 401-k will be a great second pension benefit for Members of Local Union 798. Take a look at the potential money you can accumulate over the years! If you have questions about the Employer paid 401-k, do not hesitate to contact the Union Hall or PIBF offices.


Journeyman 1200 Hours


Journeyman 1800 Hours


Helper 1200 Hours


Helper 1800 Hours




Credit Union A New Member Benefit!


Pipeliners Local Union 798 has recently been approved to offer our members Credit Union Membership through Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union. Once you open an account (with as little as $5.00), you will have access to 5,000 shared locations nationwide to perform a variety of basic transactions, including check cashing. The Credit Union also offers 55,000 Allpoint ATM’s that are available nationwide without any additional fees. We hope this added benefit will be helpful for all of our members working away from home! The Credit Union personnel are aware of the frustrations our members face when needing to cash checks.  They also understand our members sometimes struggle to obtain loans because Local 798 members either work state to state or contractor to contractor. The Credit Union can usually provide better loan rates and terms than you will find at other institutions.  We hope our members will participate and help build a “banking relationship” so rarely found today.


Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union offers:


• Mobile deposit

• Online banking and bill pay

• E-statements

• Loans

• Credit cards

• Mobile app

• Savings accounts

• Checking accounts

• IRA’s

• Certificates of Deposit


To become a member of Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union, you may complete a membership application by contacting Member Services at 800-227-8968, clicking on the “Applications” link below, or picking an application up at your Local 798 Union Hall office. For additional information about Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union, click on the “ABFCU Website” link below.


ABFCU Website/Current Promotions   Applications   Loan Rates








Please call Michael E. Shelton, our attorney for these issues BEFORE giving any statements, signing any papers, or taking any other action that may affect your rights. The call and advice are free. Mike also carries a Journeyman's card with UA Local 100 and understands the issues you deal with when injured. His contact information is:


Mike Shelton

The Shelton Law Firm

2777 Allen Parkway, 14th Floor

Houston, TX 77019

Office phone: 713 807-0700

Office Fax: 713 400-4086








2015 Dues Scale Changes


2014 Rig Rental Rates


Voluntary Fund






Meeting Notice

December 12, 2014


The Regular December Membership Meeting will be held at the Pipeliners Local Union 798 Union Hall, 4823 S. 83rd E. Ave., Tulsa, OK on Friday, December 12, 2014 beginning at 7:00 p.m.


798 Ladies Hospitality


Motel Accommodations


The 798 Hospitality will be held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel – 6808 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74133 – beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2014.  The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel has graciously offered a discounted room rate of $91.00.  To make reservations, call (918) 307-2600.  Make sure you indicate you are with Pipeliners Local Union 798.







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