Michigan Building Tradesman            September 21, 2018

October’s union meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the JATC TrainingCenter, 6pm, 16180 National Parkway, Lansing, MI.  48906.  Dinner will be served.

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

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

“No member shall be eligible to be nominated for office in any Local Union unless he shall be a journeyman member and shall have been a member of the United Association and the Local Union in good standing for at least a period of two years immediately prior to the election. Any journeyman member who owes or has paid a reinstatement fee within a period of two years immediately prior to the date of the election shall 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 Examining Committee(2), HVAC Examining Committee (2).

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

Elections will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2018 from 12:00 Noon – 7:30 PM at the Lansing Union Hall, 5405 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd in Lansing; from 12:00 Noon – 6:30 PM at the Jackson Union Hall, 3101 Allied Drive, Jackson; from 12:00 Noon – 6:30 PM at the Battle Creek Union Hall, 5906 East Morgan Road, Battle Creek. In case of a tie, the run-off election will be Saturday, December 22, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon at the same three polling sites with the results read at a special called meeting at 1:00 PM at the Lansing Hall.

If you cannot attend that meeting, please send a letter to the President of Local 333 accepting any nominations that you may receive, prior to November 21,2018. All nominations for officers will also be this evening.

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

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

Med-Gas Certification and Recertification Class will be scheduled once we have a minimum of 8 members signed up.

We have work coming up that will require Med-Gas certification. Make sure you are signed up for this class.

ASSE Backflow Certification: Will be scheduled once a minimum of 10 members have signed up.

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

Our Local UA Training Website page has been updated. The Training 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, CROSS CONNECTION, MED-GAS CERTIFICATION, FIRST AID AND CPR, ASSE CROSS CONNECTION (40 HOURS), ASSE CONVERSION FROM MICHIGAN (24 HOURS), ASBESTOS LEAD/BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN’S, INSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS, OSHA 10, OSHA 30, EPRI INDUSTRIAL RIGGING CERTIFICATION, CSD1 (HVAC), FOREMAN QUALIFICATION CLASS, WELD CLASSES TUESDAYS& THURSDAYS at 4 PM.

Adopt-A-Highway:

Battle Creek area pick up will be held, September 29, 2018, meeting at 9am,at the Quality Inn Parking lot located at 11081 E. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek Todd Scarbrough will be the contact person (616) 893-5354

Jackson’s highway pick up will be held September 22, 2018; volunteers are to meet at 8:30am at the Jackson Hall, 3101 Industrial Allied Dr. Jackson, MI.49203. Please contact Judd VanCoppenolle (517) 260-2119 or Ron Altenberger (517) 206-7174.

Lansing’s highway pick up will be September 29, 2018 at 8:30am; volunteers are to meet at the Lansing Training Center, 16180 National Parkway, Lansing, MI. 48906. Members who would like to volunteer please contact Jordon Grove (517) 896-9434.

Congratulations to Lansing member Dennis Simon who retired on September 1, 2018. Good luck with all of life’s new adventures that are in store for you.

Congratulations to Jackson member Steve Lipko who became a Life Member on August 20,2018. Thank you for your years of dedication.

Congratulations to our Battle Creek member Howard Westrick who became a Life Member on August 27, 2018. We appreciate your fifty years of continuous dedication.