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Year-End Statements

Year-end statements providing your working assessments and payments made to the Local in 2017 have been emailed to the email address listed on file. Please check your spam/junk mailbox if you are unable to find them in your inbox. If you do not have an email address on file, your year-end statements have been mailed to your home address on file. As always, these statements are available anytime by logging into the members only login section of the website.




Officer Election Results

At the January 12, 2018 Regular Membership Meeting, Brother Phillip Justin Wallace was nominated for the position of Financial Secretary-Treasurer by Brother Phillip W. Wallace. No other nominations were received, so a mail ballot will not be required, and Brother Wallace was determined to be elected to the position of Financial Secretary-Treasurer.





Changes To DOT Drug Testing Protocols



UA Scholarship Information



Effective January 1, 2018, the IRS will increase the standard mileage rate. Therefore, per the National Pipe Line Agreement, the travel pay rate will also increase to 54.5 cents per mile.




2018 Rig Rental Rates

.13 Transportation Mainline Pipeline Construction Industry Optional Expense Substantiation Rules for Payments to Employees under Accountable Plans. For calendar year 2018, an eligible employer may pay certain welders and heavy equipment mechanics an amount of up to $18 per hour for rig-related expenses that are deemed substantiated under an accountable plan if paid in accordance with Rev. Proc. 2002–41, 2002–1 C.B. 1098. If the employer provides fuel or otherwise reimburses fuel expenses, up to $11 per hour is deemed substantiated if paid under Rev. Proc. 2002–41.

IRS bulletin No. 2017-45




Steward School – April 9-13, 2018


Steward School will be held April 9-13, 2018. Registration packets will be mailed to your home address, or you may register online by following the link below.


Steward School Registration Form


If you plan to work in the future as a Steward, Welder Foreman, or Pipeman, make plans to attend.  Please complete your registration information and make your reservations as soon as possible.  Additional information on the events will be included with your registration packet.


Pipeliners Local 798 has a group rate of $94.00/night at the following facilities:


Renaissance Tulsa Hotel – 6808 S. 107th E. Ave.    (918) 307-2600

(Rooms are filling fast, please call (918) 307-4046 if you would like to be placed on the waiting list.)


Reservations at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel can also be made online by following the link below.


Reserve your room at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel


Courtyard Marriott Woodland Hills – 9041 E 71st St.           (800) 626-6873


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tulsa South Woodland Hills – 9031 E 71st St.           (918) 794-4900


When making reservations, please ask for the Pipeliners Local Union 798 rate.


The 19th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, benefitting the George Lambert / Harry Faucett, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund, will be held Monday, April 9, 2018, at Forest Ridge Golf Course, 7501 E. Kenosha, Broken Arrow, OK 74014.  Registration information will be included with your Steward School registration packet.


Steward School registration packets can be picked up at the Local 798 Training Center from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. You can also pick up your packet at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel Tuesday evening, April 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m., and again beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2018.


Lincoln Electric will host the annual Barbeque at the Local 798 Training Center on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at noon.


Classes covering the Steward Reporting Forms and Computer Class will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at the Local 798 Training Center, following the Lincoln Barbeque.


Steward School sessions will be held at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel beginning promptly at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, and continue through noon Friday, April 13, 2018.


The Family and Retiree Banquet, honoring members with 50 or more years of service will start at 7 p.m. Thursday evening, April 12, 2018. Join us for a delicious dinner and entertainment.


Miller Electric will host the annual Crawfish Boil and equipment demonstrations at the Local 798 Training Center on Friday, April 13, 2018, at noon.


The 9th Annual Slick Rig Contest will be held on Friday afternoon at the Local 798 Training Center. A minimum number of 10 participants will be required for this event to be held. Additional information will be provided with your registration packet.


Meeting Notice – April 13, 2018


The April Regular Membership Meeting will be held at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave. Tulsa, OK at 7 p.m. Friday evening, April 13, 2018.


The April Ladies Hospitality will also be held at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave. Tulsa, OK from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018.


4th Annual Mathis Clay Shoot

The Mathis Family will host the 4th Annual Clay Shoot on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. All proceeds will benefit the Pipeliners Voluntary Fund Scholarship Program. Please follow the link below for more details and to register.





Western Oklahoma Building Trades Scholarship




Updates on future Pipeline Projects & Meetings

For all future updates on Pipeline Projects and Meetings please visit the  Action Network Website. Thanks






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

Email: mshelton@shelton.law.pro

Website: www.msheltonlaw.com









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