Building Tradesman

October 10, 2014

October union meeting will be on October 22, 2014, 7:30pm, at the American Legion Post 54, 1125 E. Columbia, Battle Creek, MI. 49014, at 7:30pm

November’s union meeting will be held on November 19, 2014 at the Lansing Hall, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Lansing, MI. 48911 at 7:30pm

Plumbers & Pipefitter Local 333 will be accepting apprenticeship applications Monday, October 27, 2014 through Friday, October 31, 2014. Applications will be available at all three union halls from 8:00 am until noon and from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Applicants MUST pick up the application in person. Applicants will have seven days to return the completed application and copies of documents showing birth date, diploma or GED certificate, grade transcript, driver’s license and DD-2214 form if they have served in the armed forces.

Weld test scheduled for November 1, 2014, in Jackson, 3101 Allied Dr. Jackson, MI. 49201 at 8:00am

As of October 1st, Local 333 we will be a CASHLESS office. Therefore, options for payment will be: Check, Money Order, Credit or Debit card. Please be aware that only the cardholder may utilize the credit/debit card feature Local 333 now offers for dues payments. This would mean that if you are not the cardholder and cannot provide adequate proof, with driver’s license number, we will not be able to process the payment. However, if a family member or loved one would like to pay your dues with their own credit/debit card, and is able to provide proof, we will be happy to process on behalf of the member. This policy is designed to protect the cardholder from any fraudulent activity.

 Please be advised that if using credit and debit cards, and you’re in a position of soon to be suspended (3 months behind), you will need to have your payment in by the last day of the month prior to the suspension date.

Know of anyone leaving town before the election or during election week?? Please make sure that person has their absentee ballot. Every vote counts! We will have a list of candidates that Local 333 has endorsed.

If you would like to make a donation to the Mark Schauer for Governor campaign here is the address: Mark Schauer for Governor, P.O. Box 100, Battle Creek, MI. 49016.

Please contact the Lansing office if you are interested in volunteering for the upcoming election. We need people to volunteer their time canvasing neighborhoods and working at the phone bank. This is a very important election, please help make a difference.

It was an incredible moment on August 24, 2014 for Janet Patterson (daughter of Tom and Marguerite Patterson) when she was rescued alive from her vehicle after a tragic accident on a country road near Charlotte, MI. A guardian angel (John Livingston), who also served as a Combat Medic, just happened upon the scene and was the first to attend to Janet. Noticing that Janet’s leg was badly wounded, he placed a tourniquet on her leg, which ultimately saved her life. Paramedics extracted Janet from the vehicle and she was airlifted to the hospital. Janet’s injuries were extensive and she has had 5 surgeries, to date, on her leg. She has a long road to full recovery, but was released from the hospital on September 15th and mom says she is doing well. Local 333 sends our well wishes to Janet, Tom and Marguerite.

Sincere condolences to our member Chris Rux, his family and friends on the loss of his wife Heather Rux. Heather passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

Jeremy Mault was the winner of the attendance drawing. Jeremy was not present.

With Halloween fast approaching, please be careful to watch for our children crossing the streets while they are trick or treating.