January 15, 2016
January’s union meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2015 at the Lansing hall, 7:30pm, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911.
February’s union meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2015 at the Lansing hall, 7:30pm, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911
Note: Debra Smith is relocating to the Jackson office to replace Joni Thomas now that Joni has retired. Please note that Dianne Lake is handling all JATC and Training related questions along with SUB fund issues. We are also updating our phone system which will allow us to use automation and be more efficient. You will be able to call the Lansing Hall and be connected directly to Debra in Jackson or Dianne in the Lansing Training Center depending on your needs. You will of course also be able to be connected to the Agent and Manager directly at each hall. If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions related to these changes during this time of transition, please do not hesitate to contact Business Manager Price Dobernick.
Weld classes will start January 4, 2015. Please sign up at your respective hall.
Dues rates for 2016, Active Members $28. Retirees $15. (No Changes)
Tee shirts are available at all three halls, $20.00. Pipe Trades Pro Calculators are available also, $50. If you have had issues with the print coming off the tee shirt please contact your respective hall and we will get a new one for you.
Attention members: If you have old pictures, memorabilia, tools, or old news articles that pertain to our Local, please drop them off to your respective hall. We are creating a “Heritage Hall” at our training center in Lansing.
Get well wishes to Bob Burns who had a valve replacement heart surgery.
Sincere condolences to Mary Osborne on the loss her husband Richard A. Osborne, who passed away January 1, 2016. Richard was a member of Local 388/333 for over 64. Local 333 sends their deepest condolences to: Charles/ Karen Osborne, Sallie O’Connell, Terry O’Connell, Mike/ Carrie Thelen, Rick/Carol Osborne, Jack/Amanda McNamara, Bellingham’s, and their extended family and friends.
2015 in Review:
We would like to acknowledge all of our members who have retired in 2015. Justin Austin, George Behringer, Sammy Capps, Carl Connin, Patrick Desormeaux, Timothy Dingley, Frank Ehinger III, James Farr, Arister Hicks, David Kempter, Bryan Leek, Michael Newhouse, Theodore Schrauben, Robert Simon, Michael Simon, Robert Thurber, Lee Weller and Bethany Youngs.
Thank you to our Lifetime Members in 2015 who have been dedicated to Local 333: Joe H Berry, Roy Branan, Delos Caruss, Jimmie Davis, David Greenburg, David Hindenach, Douglas Jackson, Don Maki, James Rinker, Gary Scroggie, Thomas Schulick, Carl Smelser, David Stage, Richard Thornburg, Richard Young.
Congratulation to the following members that have passed the Plumbing Exam and have become Journeymen: Branigan Anthonly, Jason Bauer, Raymond Brassington, Jason Brink, Joshua Bursley, Kriby Mansfield, Matthew O’Dell, Chris Rux, Brandon Snyder, Derek Sproull, and Ken Thompson.
Results of the UA Local 333 Election 12/16/2015
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333
2016 U.A NATIONAL CONVENTION DELEGATES
BUSINESS MANAGER/FINANCIAL SECRETARY-TREASURER
BUSINESS AGENT/REGION I
BUSINESS AGENT/REGION II
George “Judd” VanCoppenolle
BUSINESS AGENT/REGION III
EXECUTIVE BOARD/REGION I
EXECUTIVE BOARD/REGION II
EXECUTIVE BOARD/REGION III
William “Beaver” Williams
PIPEFITTERS EXAMINING BOARD
PLUMBING EXAMINING BOARD
REFRIGERATION-AIR CONDITIONING COMMITTEE
UA Local 333 Plumbers & Pipefitters would like to give a very warm congratulation to Joni Thomas who retired December 19, 2015. Joni has worked for the Local for 33 years and in that time she was an advisor, councilor, mentor, and a very dear friend to so many of us in the Local.