Business Manager & Financial Secretary - Treasurer Reports
Danny Hendrix Business Manager
Wade Pilgreen Financial Secretary Treasurer
Local 798 News
Recent Facebook posts have cast a negative image towards Local 798 and our Members. In our efforts to maintain a positive public image, please read the following letter from the Business Manager and Financial Secretary-Treasurer. We would appreciate your cooperation in helping to maintain the high standards of our organization.
Please Support the Exemption from the FMSCA Regulations! Please read the letter below from Business Manager Danny Hendrix
Below are sample letters
The Trust Company of Oklahoma will be holding webinars covering the Pipeliners Local 798 401K plan. If you are interested, click on the link below to register - there are 4 different dates available, and each webinar date is limited to 100 participants. To choose a different date, simply click on the date or the drop down arrow next to the date, then select the upcoming webinar date that will work best for you. The first session is nearly full, but you can choose from one of the other available dates. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/6713138979045814530
July 19, 2015
A Regional Membership Meeting will be held Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino, located at 1 South Stone Street in Wheeling, WV. Local 798 staff in attendance will include Business Manager Danny Hendrix, Financial Secretary-Treasurer Wade Pilgreen, Dispatcher Ricky Jones, Training Director Farron Hollabaugh, Pension Manager Justin Wallace, and Business Agents Rick Taylor, Chris Lancaster, Phillip Wallace, Chad Gilbert, Black Schroeder, Darrell Turner, and Organizers Terry Langley, Ronnie Hill, and Jerry Ryan. We hope anyone in the area will be able to attend.
September 11, 2015
The Regular September Membership Meeting will be held at the Pipeliners Local Union 798 Union Hall, 4823 S. 83rd E. Ave., Tulsa, OK on Friday, September 11, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
SPECIAL BUSINESS: Nomination and Election of an Election Committee and Nominations for Convention Delegates. The Election Committee will oversee the 2015 Election of Convention Delegates for the 2016 UA Convention. Therefore, Election Committee Members will not be eligible to seek election as a Convention Delegate.
Nomination and Election of an Election Committee: As provided in the Local 798 Constitution & By-Laws under Article XVII, Elections, Section 7: “For each general election for officers, an Election Committee consisting of three (3) members will be nominated and elected at the nominating meeting. The member with the highest number of votes shall be Chairman of said committee, or, if no such plurality exists, the Committee shall appoint its own Chairman. The nominating meeting will be held at least one meeting prior to the election meeting. Its term of office shall be for that election only.”
Any member who has been in continuous good standing for the two years prior to election is eligible to run for Election Committee. Nominations will be accepted on the floor at the Membership meeting. In addition, letters of nomination may be submitted via fax to 918 627-9327, via email to email@example.com, or via mail to PO Box 470798, Tulsa, OK 74147. Faxed, emailed and mailed nominations must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Friday, September 11, 2015. It is the nominator’s responsibility to verify that the nomination has been received in the Local Union office.
All nominees must sign a nomination acceptance letter. Nomination acceptance letters must be submitted prior to the start of the September 11, 2015 membership meeting. Letters can be submitted via fax to 918 627-9327, via mail to PO Box 470798, Tulsa, OK 74147 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the nominee’s responsibility to verify that the nomination acceptance letter has been received by the Local Union office.
The secret ballot election will be conducted during the September 11, 2015 membership meeting. Election Committee Members will not be eligible to run for Convention Delegate, and should plan to attend a meeting on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. at the Local 798 Union office.
798 Ladies Hospitality
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, September 11, 2015. 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.
ABFCU is now offering financing on new and used welding equipment to members of Local 798! Visit us at http://www.abfcu.org or call 1-800-227-8968 to apply.
During Steward School 2015, we discussed the situation regarding DOT numbers on welding rigs. Due to the advisory opinion provided by FMCSA, we believe it is in our Members best interest to comply with the regulations requiring a DOT number on a welding rig.
National Transportation Consultants, Inc. was introduced as a group who can provide valuable assistance to our members. They can provide assistance to members in obtaining their DOT numbers, and with keeping them in compliance with all DOT regulations, and also assist with any legal problems should they occur. Please see the related information below, and contact National Transportation Consultants at 317 770-0953.
On Monday April 20th The 798 Hall will be changing over to a new phone system to better serve you. During the morning on April 20th the phone system will be up and down so you may not be able to get through. Please be patient as we anticipate this to be completed by 12pm CST.
UA Scholarships Available
The United Association Scholarship Fund is currently in the process of accepting applications for the 2014/2015 academic year. UA Members in good standing, and their Children, Grandchildren, and Spouses are eligible to apply as long as they are dependent upon the Union Member’s financial support. Awards are based on academic achievement and potential, personal achievement, and community involvement. Financial need may also be considered when making the awards. You must be a full-time student, and the application must be postmarked by June 15, 2015.
You can find more information about the application by logging into UA.ORG, or on the following applications
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.
IN CASE YOU ARE INJURED ON OR OFF THE JOB:
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:
The Shelton Law Firm
2777 Allen Parkway, 14th Floor
Houston, TX 77019
Office phone: 713 807-0700
Office Fax: 713 400-4086