Building Tradesman  May 20, 2016


June’s union meeting will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2016 at the Lansing Hall, 7:30pm, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI.  48911. 

July’s union meeting will be held on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at the Training Center at 6:00pm, 16180 National Parkway, Lansing, MI.  48906.  Dinner will be provided.


NOTE: The Local 333 Board of Trustees has terminated the contract with BeneSys for administrative services for both Pension and Health and Welfare.

The termination notice was effective immediately. The Board has retained the administrative services of TIC International. TIC is based in Lansing with many years of experience working with the Taft-Hartley account’s like ours.  We are working hard to minimize interruptions for all of our members during the transition. The transition is expected to take 90 days. Any questions related to Pension or Health and Welfare can still be directed to BeneSys until you are officially notified otherwise in the mail. If you have any questions related to this change, please contact Business Manager Price Dobernick.








Class size


Starts March 28th


20 weeks


Mondays and Wednesdays


4:00 PM




Tuesday and Thursdays


4:00 PM

Battle Creek

Mondays and Wednesdays


3:30 to 8 pm


Tuesday and Thursdays


4:30 to 8 pm






14th Annual Retiree’s Golf Outing, Tuesday, June 14, 2016, to be held at the Royal Scot Golf Course, 4722 W. Grand River. Lansing. 48906.  Registration begins at 9am with shotgun starting at 10am.  It will be a scramble format.  The cost is $35/per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, cart, coffee and donuts, lunch and prizes, plus skins.  All teams must be signed up by June 1, 2016.  Any questions, please call Dick Keck (517)487-0016 or Abe Rahar (517) in th


Local 333 Golf Outing will be held July 16, 2016 at the Eldorado Golf Course 3750 W. Howell Rd. Mason, MI.  48854. Shotgun starts at 9am (Scramble Format). $75 per person/ $300 per foursome. This includes 18 holes of golf, cart, chicken and steak dinner, (lunch at the turn) and lots of prizes for everyone. Registration forms will be available soon.


The Annual Local 333 Family Picnic will be held Saturday June 18, 2016 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Michigan Trap Shooters Association, Located at: 1534 W. Service Rd. Mason, MI.  More detailed information about the picnic is forthcoming and will be mailed to the membership along with RSVP cards.  The committee members in charge of organizing the activities for the picnic have asked that a reminder to all the members who plan to attend, to please return the RSVP cards as soon as possible. This will allow us to make sure that there are enough prizes and goodies for the little ones and that there will be adequate portions of food for all who plan on attending.  Kid’s games and activities will start at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 12:00 noon.  Carnival Midway opens at 1:00 p.m.   Lunch will be catered by Saites Brothers.  Please bring a dish to pass and show off your culinary expertise.  If your last name begins with the letters A - M ~~Please bring a SALAD*** If your last name begins with the letters: N – Z~~ Please bring a DESSERT.  We will be having a DESSERT COMPETITION, so anyone that is interested in participating please bring your favorite desert to share.  There is Overnight RV and Tent camping with full hook-ups and water are available if you are interested.  You can choose either 1 or 2 nights for $30 per night.  Please call the Lansing Hall at (517) 393-5480 to reserve your site.  Payment for the sites can be made the day of the event.  SKEET SHOOTING COMPETITION from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon - Flights start at 10:00 a.m. If you are interested in participating in this competition, please contact:  Foye Pierce at:  (517) 749-1240.


Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 333 Scholarship Applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be available the first week in April.  Members may pick up applications at all three union halls or by calling Joni at 517-784-1106.  Please keep in mind that completed applications must be in the Jackson office by June 30, 2015.

United Association Scholarship applications are also now available at all three union halls.  Completed applications must be postmarked by June 27, 2016 and in the Jackson office by July 1, 2016.


United Association scholarships are available at all three offices. Completed applications must be post marked by June 15, 2016


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.


Our Local UA Training Website page has been updated.  If you have not created yourself an account, please do so, and sign up for a class, as the Training Center has many classes to offer with and without a charge.  Go to


Congratulations to Rob and Gale Newcomb on the birth of their granddaughter; their daughter Samantha gave birth to a beautiful little girl, Sage Ella Alrich who was born on May 3, 2016.


Sincere condolences to Jackson member Dickey Robinson, whose father Roger Robinson passed away May 5, 2016.  We are so very sorry for your loss.


We are wishing Sonja Lee wife of Lansing member Jim Lee a speedy recovery from her illness. 


Get well wishes to Lansing member Bob C. Burns who is having knee replacement surgery.


Wishing a very speedy recovery to Wally Bruce, who broke his hip recently.


Retiree’s Breakfast will be held May 27, 2016, 9:30am, at the Riverside Golf Club & Banquet Center, 245 E. Columbia Ave., Battle Creek, MI.  Limited spots are available for golfing.  All of our Local 333 retirees are welcome. Please contact Joe Michilizzi for more information.  (269) 719-7555



Breakfast for Kids!!
21st  Annual Doug Griffith Community Service Award Breakfast
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 8:00 a.m.
Plumber's Local 333 Hall
5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd
Lansing, MI 48911

Cost:  $25.00 per person
Checks payable to the Children's Miracle Network and mailed to:  Greater Lansing Labor Council, 419 S. Washington Square, Suite 302, Lansing, MI 48933.



Steve Torok was the winner of the Attendance Drawing.  He was not present.