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Local 798 plans to unveil our Native American Relations Policy on November 3, 2017. This opportunity to work collectively with Tribes and their members will be beneficial for all parties going forward, not only in Oklahoma but nationwide.”
Local 798, Business Manager
The National Pipeline Agreement, Effective: June 5, 2017-May 31, 2020, and the June 5, 2017-June 8, 2018 Wages and Fringes can now be found under Contracts Page tab of the website. Listed below the National Pipeline Agreement is a quick glance of the amendments that were made to the Agreement.
Updates on future Pipeline Projects & Meetings
For all future updates on Pipeline Projects and Meetings please visit the Action Network Website. Thanks
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.
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.
December 8, 2017
The Regular December Membership Meeting will be held at the Pipeliners Local Union 798 Union Hall, 4823 S. 83rd E. Ave., Tulsa, OK on Friday, December 8, 2017 beginning at 7 p.m.
798 Ladies Hospitality
The Ladies of 798 Hospitality will be held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel – 6808 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74133 – beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2017. The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel has graciously offered a discounted room rate of $94. To make reservations, call (918) 307-2600. Make sure you indicate you are with Pipeliners Local Union 798.
January 12, 2018
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 12, 2018 beginning at 7 p.m.
SPECIAL BUSINESS: Nomination and Election of an Election Committee. The Election Committee will oversee the 2018 Special Election of Local 798 Financial Secretary-Treasurer. Therefore, Election Committee Members will not be eligible to seek election as a Local 798 Officer.
NOMINATION AND ELECTION OF AN ELECTION COMMITTEE: As provided in the Local 798 Constitution & By-Laws under Article XVII, Elections, Section 7: “For each general election for officers, an Election Committee consisting of three (3) members will be nominated and elected at the nominating meeting. The member with the highest number of votes shall be Chairman of said committee, or, if no such plurality exists, the Committee shall appoint its own Chairman. The nominating meeting will be held at least one meeting prior to the election meeting. Its term of office shall be for that election only.” Any member who has been in continuous good standing for the two years prior to election is eligible to run for Election Committee. Nominations will be accepted on the floor at the Membership meeting. In addition, letters of nomination may be submitted via fax to 918-627-9327, via email to email@example.com, or via mail to PO Box 470798, Tulsa, OK 74147. Faxed, emailed and mailed nominations must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, January 12, 2018. It is the nominator’s responsibility to verify that the nomination has been received in the Local Union office. All nominees must sign a nomination acceptance letter. Nomination acceptance letters should be submitted prior to the start of the January 12, 2018 membership meeting. Letters can be submitted via fax to 918-627-9327, via mail to PO Box 470798, Tulsa, OK 74147 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is the nominee’s responsibility to verify that the nomination acceptance letter has been received by the Local Union office. The secret ballot election will be conducted during the January 12, 2018 membership meeting. Election Committee Members will not be eligible to run for a Local 798 Officer position, and should plan to attend a meeting on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Local 798 Union office.
798 Ladies Hospitality
The 798 Hospitality will be held at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel – 6808 S. 107th E. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74133 – beginning at 6: p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018. The Renaissance Tulsa Hotel has graciously offered a discounted room rate of $94. To make reservations, call (918) 307-2600. Make sure you indicate you are with Pipeliners Local Union 798.
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:
The Shelton Law Firm
2777 Allen Parkway, 14th Floor
Houston, TX 77019
Office phone: 713 807-0700
Office Fax: 713 400-4086
Business Manager & Financial Secretary - Treasurer Reports
Danny Hendrix Business Manager
Wade Pilgreen Financial Secretary Treasurer