PLUMBERS & PIPE FITTERS LOCAL 370

The next Membership Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7:00pm. Note the change to the first Tuesday of the month. Please remember to vote before coming to the union meeting. See our mobile app or our website for candidates local 370 members have endorsed.

Local 370 annual Service Award banquet and Holiday celebration will be held on Saturday December 15, 2018. Due to our continued growth and number of members attending, this year’s event will take place at Flushing Valley Golf and Banquet Hall 1124 E Main St, Flushing, MI 48433. Cocktail hour will begin at 5:00pm. The service award ceremony will begin at 6:00pm with dinner following. Please call Karla at the Hall to reserve your seat for a night of dinner, dancing and celebrating members years of service and the Christmas Holiday.

2018 Actuarial Certification for the Flint Plumbing & Pipefitting Industry Pension Fund. Brothers, Great news on our Defined Benefit Pension Fund, it has advanced from “Endangered Status” to the “Green Zone” or “Safe – Neither Endangered nor Critical Status” as of August 1, 2018. We are currently 80.5% funded. We will keep you informed of any potential improvements to the plan as the fund continues to grow.

Attention All Active Members in Good Standing The Joint Apprentice and Training Committee voted to reimburse any active member of local 370 that takes and passes any training, testing or certification that may be required to perform their work. This includes Rigging, MedGas, Back flow or any work related training or certification expense. Members will be reimbursed after successful completion and verification of the cost. Lost wages will not be covered by the JATC. Plumbing license renewal is still the responsibility of the member. If you have any questions please contact local 370 JATC.

Mobile App. Our mobile app. Is now available for download on you cell phone. Go to the app store and search UA Local 370. Download the app and sign in. You can read the latest Building Trades article, see upcoming meeting dates, or pay your dues. This is a work in progress and we will add more content to the site as we move forward.

Our Heartfelt Condolences to the family and friends of Brother Doug Clark. Doug passed away on October 16, 2018 at the age of 76. Doug was a 55 year member of local 370 and retired in October 2001. Rest in peace Brother.

UA Weld Test Our next UA weld certification test is Saturday December, 2018. Call Dan Gaudet to sign up at least one week prior to test date.

Fall 2018 Night Class Schedule

Night Welding

October 15 - November 14th

Mondays and Wednesdays

$50 deposit

Winter 2019 Night Class Schedule

Night Welding

January 7th - February 14th

Mondays and Thursdays

$50 deposit

Night Welding

March 4th- April 10th

Mondays and Wednesdays

$50 deposit

Medical Gas

January 7th - February 13th

Mondays and Wednesdays

$116 Test fee, $72 Book fee

ASSE Backflow tester

March 4th - April 11th

Mondays and Thursdays

$120 Test fee

Committee and Board meetings are as follows:

Examining Board – Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

FMR Committee – Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 4:00pm

PAC committee – Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

Executive Board –Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 5:00pm

Building Committee – Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 6:00pm

Finance Committee -Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 6:15pm

JATC Committee – Monday October 22, 2018 at 3:30pm

Local 370 office hours 7:30am – 4:30pm.

Sub/Sick checks will be processed 8:00am – 11:30 am and 1:30pm – 4:15pm daily.

Attendance award drawing for membership meeting information. Members present must have dues paid to date to claim award. Monthly award is150 dollars.

ALL GM Work requires Must Safety and Drug Testing: MUST safety modules are only valid for 4 years. Call the hall to sign up for the MUSTBSAFE.com website and complete all 18 safety modules. Members will not be eligible to work at any GM site until all 18 modules are complete and are current on their drug test. If your drug test is expired you must take one before you can be dispatched to any GM work. Drug tests are only valid for 1 year. Call The hall and we will print you a drug test authorization form.

Our web site is up and running. Check it out at ualocal370.org

We are now able to accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express for window dues. If you want to take advantage of this service there will be a $1.00 per month charge added to the monthly window dues fee and a 3% fee for all other transactions.

Plumbing, Mechanical and Residential Code Books are now available at the hall. The books are $75.00 each.

Remember to keep your dues current. Any member failing to pay for 3 months shall stand suspended, unable to vote for a period of 1 year or run for office for a period of 2 years and subject to a $50.00 reinstatement fee. Dues must be paid in 3-month increments according to our bylaws. Dues will be accepted up to 6:45 on union meeting nights.

Members wishing to take the U.A. welding certification test contact business agent, Dan Gaudet for application and testing dates.

Local 370 ball caps and winter fleece caps are available at the union offices. Ball caps $10.00 and fleece caps $5.00. Pocket Tee shirts are available for $10 dollars each. Hooded sweat shirts and long sleeve pocket tee shirts are available. The sweat shirts are $30 and the long sleeve tee shirts are $15. Golf polo and golf wind shirts are available for $25.

If you shop on the internet, SHOP UNION MADE, log on to www.shopunionmade.com. T.I.C. fringe administrators’ toll free number is 1-888-797-5862.