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2017-2019 MEMBERSHIP CARDS

All members that have paid monthly dues into 2017 will have their new 2017-2019 Membership Card and most recent dues payment receipt mailed to their home address. The Membership Cards will be valid for a three-year cycle and will feature a QR code in place of dues stamps on the back. You must keep your dues receipt to show proof of payment. We are working diligently to get all cards mailed as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

Effective January 1, 2017, the IRS will reduce the standard mileage rate. Therefore, per the National Pipe Line Agreement, the travel pay rate will also decrease to 53.5 cents per mile.

https://www.irs.gov/uac/2017-standard-mileage-rates-for-business-and-medical-and-moving-announced

 

 

2017 Rig Rental Rates

.13 Transportation Mainline Pipeline Construction Industry Optional Expense Substantiation Rules for Payments to Employees under Accountable Plans. For calendar year 2017, an eligible employer may pay certain welders and heavy equipment mechanics an amount of up to $17 per hour for rig-related expenses that are deemed substantiated under an accountable plan if paid in accordance with Rev. Proc. 2002–41, 2002–1 C.B. 1098. If the employer provides fuel or otherwise reimburses fuel expenses, up to $11 per hour is deemed substantiated if paid under Rev. Proc. 2002–41.

IRS bulletin No. 2016-45

 

 

 

Steward School 2017

April 10-14, 2017

 

Online Registration Form:

 

Meeting Notice

April 14, 2017

The Regular April Membership Meeting will be held on Friday, April 14, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Ladies of 798 Hospitality — 6:30 P.M.

 

Both will be held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel, 6808 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK., Phone: (918) 307-2600.

 

Hotel Accommodations

 

Accommodations at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel are currently sold out. If you need to cancel your reservation, or place yourself on the waitlist at this hotel, please call (918) 307-4046, leaving your name, phone number, and a brief message about your request.

 

Additional rooms are available at the Courtyard Marriott Woodland Hills, 9041 E. 71st St., Tulsa, OK., at the rate of $94.00,

Phone: (918) 994-4500.

 

 

NOTICE TO UA PIPELINE RIG WELDERS REGARDING EXEMPTION FROM FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY LAWS AND REGULATIONS

 

 

It's official! Click Here for information regarding the DOT Exemption for welding rigs.

 

 

 

 

DOT Regulations & Compliance Through NTCI

 

For those Members who already have DOT numbers on their welding rigs - rather than terminate your DOT number, we suggest you deactivate the number. For assistance with deactivating, you can contact NTCI at 317 770-0953.

 

 

 

IN CASE YOU ARE INJURED ON OR OFF THE JOB:

 

 

Please call Michael E. Shelton, our attorney for these issues BEFORE giving any statements, signing any papers, or taking any other action that may affect your rights. The call and advice are free. Mike also carries a Journeyman's card with UA Local 100 and understands the issues you deal with when injured. His contact information is:

 

 

Mike Shelton

The Shelton Law Firm

2777 Allen Parkway, 14th Floor

Houston, TX 77019

Office phone: 713 807-0700

Office Fax: 713 400-4086

Email: mshelton@shelton.law.pro

Website: www.msheltonlaw.com