Building Tradesman                                 

                                                                        November 2, 2018

 

November’sunion meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:30pm at theLansing Hall, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911.

December’sunion meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at the Lansing Hall,5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911. Dinnerwill be served at 6pm.

Nominations for Officers will be heldWednesday, November 21, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Lansing Hall, 5405 South MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd in Lansing, MI. To be eligible to be nominated foroffice, the U.A. Constitution, Section 121 states:

“No member shall be eligible to be nominatedfor office in any Local Union unless he shall be a journeyman member and shallhave been a member of the United Association and the Local Union in goodstanding for at least a period of two years immediately prior to theelection. Any journeyman member who owes or has paid a reinstatement feewithin a period of two years immediately prior to the date of the electionshall not be eligible to be nominated for office in any Local Union.”

Those offices up for nomination are: President, Vice-President, Recording Secretary, Inside Guard, Business Manager,Financial Secretary/Treasurer, Business Agents (3), Executive Board (4),Finance Committee (3), Plumbing Examining Committee (2), Pipefitter ExaminingCommittee (2), HVAC Examining Committee (2).

For those members who will be unable toattend the November meeting and who wish to accept a nomination, they may senda letter addressed to the Lansing Office, Attn: Trent Mauk, Local 333President, stating the reason for not being able to attend the nominationmeeting and the specific office for which you wish to accept nominationfor. The letter needs to be signed, date, and MUST include yourcard number.

Elections will be held Wednesday, December19, 2018 from 12:00 Noon – 7:30 PM at the Lansing Union Hall, 5405 S. MartinLuther King Jr. Blvd in Lansing; from 12:00 Noon – 6:30 PM at the Jackson UnionHall, 3101 Allied Drive, Jackson; from 12:00 Noon – 6:30 PM at the Battle CreekUnion Hall, 5906 East Morgan Road, Battle Creek. In case of a tie, therun-off election will be Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noonat the same three polling sites with the results read at a special calledmeeting at 1:00 PM at the Lansing Hall.

Ifyou cannot attend that meeting, please send a letter to the President of Local333 accepting any nominations that you may receive, prior to November 21,2018. All nominations for officers will also be this evening.

Master’sPlumbing Prep class will be offered at the Training Center. Pleasecontact Diana or Trent to sign up. (517) 323-0333.

WeldTesting for UA Certs will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. Pleasecall the Lansing Training Center to set us an appointment. (517) 323-0333

Med-GasCertification and Recertification Class will be scheduled once we have aminimum of 8 members signed up.

Wehave work coming up that will require Med-Gas certification. Make sureyou are signed up for this class.

ASSEBackflow Certification: Will be scheduled once a minimum of 10 members havesigned up.

Pleasecheck the ua333.org website regarding the dates and times for all scheduledclasses being offered, or call Diana/Trent at the Training Center at (517)323-0333

OurLocal UA Training Website page has been updated. TheTraining Center has many classes to offer with and without a charge, please go online and sign up for classes. The classes are as follows:

Pipefitting Layout Class (New)

SCAFFOLDAND ARIEL LIFT, CONFINED SPACE AND TESTING/MONITORING HAZARDOUS GASSES,JOURNEYMAN PLUMBING PREP CLASS, BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS AND HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM,RIGGING, DOWNHILL WELD CLASS, TUBE BENDING, LEAD AND ASBETOS TRAINING, CROSSCONNECTION, MED-GAS CERTIFICATION, FIRST AID AND CPR, ASSE CROSS CONNECTION (40HOURS), ASSE CONVERSION FROM MICHIGAN (24 HOURS), ASBESTOS LEAD/BLOOD BORNEPATHOGEN’S, INSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, EPRI INDUSTRIAL RIGGINGCERTIFICATION, CSD1(HVAC), FOREMAN QUALIFICATION CLASS, LANSING & JACKSONWELD CLASSES TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS at 4 PM. BATTLE CREEK WELD CLASSESMONDAY’S & THURSDAY’S.

WeldClasses for this past 10 weeks end the week of November 8th and willbegin the Winter Weld Class in January 2019.

Sincerecondolences to Mrs. Rita Swanson on the loss of her husband Lansing memberThomas Swanson, who passed away October 20, 2018. We are thinking of you,your family and friends during this time of sorrow.

DorothySwander, spouse of deceased member Everett Swander, passed away Sunday, October18, 2018. Everett who was a member from the Local 313 area passed away in1997. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends duringthis time of sorrow.