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Danny Hendrix Business Manager

Wade Pilgreen Financial Secretary Treasurer

Local 798 News

Special Business Report


Per Local 798 Constitution and By-Laws Article XX, Section 1, a petition has been signed by 75 members in good standing and read at the December 12, 2014 membership meeting.  A vote on this change will take place at the January 9, 2015 meeting.  The petition requested a change to Article XIX, Section 2 to read:


A member assigned to a job by the Dispatcher who does not proceed to the job as required by the Dispatcher, or fails to notify the Dispatcher that he is unable to report to the job, shall be subject to internal union charges and, if convicted, shall be subject to discipline, which may include a fine in an amount to be determined by the Executive Board.”





The Iowa Utility Board will be holding public comment sessions regarding the proposed DAPL or Dakota Access Pipeline. Please see the attached list of meetings taking place in the first few weeks of December. Local 798 needs your help to get this pipeline project approved.  If you, or your family or friends can be present to speak in favor of this pipeline, it would help us immensely. If you have questions, or will be participating in these meetings, please contact Wade Pilgreen at 918 622-1900.  Thank you for your time and assistance in helping us secure future work for our members!


Dakota Access Pipeline Meetings Info





UPDATED DISPATCH AND OUT OF WORK POLICY.  Please see the updated Dispatch and Out of Work Policy with changes made to the number of work  hours required to be moved to the bottom of the list.  The new policy will be effective October 20, 2014





Please view the document below before logging into your 401k acct. The button to the top left labeled 401k Login will take you directly to your login screen.

401k Login Instructions



Watch this short video that explains some of the benefits of joining Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union.



2014 NPLA changes



National Pipeline Agreement 2014








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








2015 Dues Scale Changes


2014 Rig Rental Rates


Voluntary Fund






Meeting Notice

January 9, 2015


The Regular January Membership Meeting will be held at the Pipeliners Local Union 798 Union Hall, 4823 S. 83rd E. Ave., Tulsa, OK on Friday, January 9, 2015 beginning at 7:00 p.m.


*Special Business – There will be a vote to change Local 798 Constitution and By-Laws Article XIX, Section 2.  See report in this Blue Light for more information.


798 Ladies Hospitality


Motel Accommodations


The 798 Hospitality will be held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel – 6808 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74133 – beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015.  The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel has graciously offered a discounted room rate of $91.00.  To make reservations, call (918) 307-2600.  Make sure you indicate you are with Pipeliners Local Union 798.







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