Building Tradesman Article

May 29, 2020

June’s union meeting is CANCELLED.

Local 333 June 01, 2020 Wage Allocation: $1.00 per hour will be put on the check, $.65 per hour as approved last year will go the Pension to lower the retirement age and $.10 per hour will go to the JATC as our Apprentice numbers are at record levels to offset forecasted retirements. Due to the current situation and Executive Orders we will not be able to vote at this time. However, we will convene as soon as it is safe and legal to review and vote at that time. The allocation will go into effect on June 01, 2020.

THE LOCAL 333 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR WAS DELAYED ONE MONTH THIS YEAR DUE TO THE COVID 19 OUTBREAK. APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE MAY 1, 2020. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY HAS BEEN EXTENDED. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JULY 28, 2020 AND IN THE JACKSON OFFICE BY JULY 31, 2020. MEMBERS MAY REQUEST AN APPLICATION MY EMAILING JONI AT jthomas@local333.com OR CALLING 517-784-1106 EXT. #4 AND LEAVING A MESSAGE. APPLICATIONS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT ALL THREE OFFICES WHEN OFFICES REOPEN.

LOCAL 333 RETIREE’S GOLF OUTING HELD IN JUNE IS CANCELLED.

LOCAL 333 PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS GOLF OUTING HELD IN AUGUST IS CANCELLED.

If you’re interested in taking any classes please sign up at www.ua333.org or call Trent or Diana at 517-323-0333.

PLEASE NOTE FOR ALL CERTIFICATIONS: Per the UA, as of January 2019, all Braze and Weld Certifications shall be updated within 120 days of their expiration date, or you will lose your certifications. Check the date(s) of your Certifications, if they have expired please contact Diana at 517.323.0333. Though we send out everyone’s continuities to be renewed; between contractors, changes in addresses and the Post Office, there is plenty of room for error. Ultimately it is the member’s responsibility to make sure their certification(s) are current and updated.

Weld Test (Second Tuesday of the Month) Weld Test are scheduled each month. (Unless lack of participants)

If your Med-Gas Installer is going to expire within the next few months please sign up on our website to take the renewal class.

Med-Gas new certification: Please sign up online on our website or contact the training center.

Lansing Board of Water & Light Powerhouse: All members must have their 18 MUST modules and a current drug test on file to get on site. Please call your Business Agent if you need assistance.

Foreman: Any journey member interested in Foreman opportunities please call your Business Agent. We have plenty of opportunities available.

Sincere condolences to the family and friends of James Lemons who passed away May 13, 2020. Jim was a member from the Jackson region, and a Life member of the local. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sorrowful time.

Deepest sympathy to Barbara Lipko whose husband Steve Lipko passed away on April 29, 2020. Steve was a journeyman plumber in the Jackson region; and became a Life Member in 2018. We are so very sorry for you loss.