International Delegates & Contract Ratification.
On Tuesday April 19th, we had an election for 3 Delegates to the International Convention in Las Vegas, NV. The results were as follows:
Dave Whitmore – 26
Paul Kauffman – 23
Mark Richeson – 21
Ben Scroggins – 17 (Alternate)
We also voted to allocate our contract increase at the union meeting. This is the last year of a 3 year contract. The contract had 30 cents allocated to the Health and Welfare and 50 cents allocated to 498DB Pension predetermined. The additional 1.50 was voted on and allocated. A 1.40 went to the Tri-State Health and Welfare
to insure continued good coverage, a better retirement benefit, and the benefit of a stable larger plan that was needed. The Apprentice Fund received the remaining 10 cents to help maintain the growing apprentice program.
Voting for Delegates to the International Convention and Voting to Allocate Contract Increase.
Reminder: Voting for Delegates to the International Convention in August, is from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Hall. The Union Meeting will follow. We will be voting to allocate the increase. Hope to see you all there.
Craig Nenneman really enjoys working with kids at the Northwest Illinois Building Trades Career Expo. He really is animated and gets these young kids into it whether they like it or not HAHA. We don’t have virtual welders, paint booths, or operating simulators. We have Craig and those kids (and teachers) remember him year after year. Way to go Craig and a Big THANK YOU! Also a shout out to volunteering apprentices Mackson Wimbley, John Ruiz, and Chad Barlass.
Craig, one of our instructors doing the Northwest Illinois Building Trades Career Expo. He loves this and it shows.
Good News for Beloit and the Construction Trades.
Your new Benny HRA VISA Cards
Some of you have been receiving your VISA cards for your Health Reimbursement Account. Your account is already set up.
The easiest process is to go to www.tristatewelfarefund.com/ , go to the Contact Us tab and scroll down to the HRA link. Do not try and set up new account.
User name is your first
initial + last name + last 4 digits of SSN – example bsmith1234 (may be a
variation if a Jr. or Sr)
initially set as member’s SSN no dashes
They will then be
asked security questions and prompted to enter a new password.
You will then be able to view your HRA Balance. There is also an App for this for your mobile device.
I hope this helps. Feel free to call if you have questions.
John Bidwell of Painters DC 30 Local 607 and his daughter Jessie Bidwell did a fantastic job on our new logo in the meeting room. Very professional.
Thanks John and Jessie!!
Super Tuesday Tomorrow
I am encouraging EVERYONE to get out and participate in the primary and do your civil duty as a citizen of this great nation. We may not all agree on who we would like to see in the White House but we ALL need to do our part. Make sure your spouse also votes, the results will affect them too.
I am hopeful you will see the value in choosing a candidate that will promote your way of life, up to AND including your pension. This is what you look forward to at the end of a long career in a physically demanding job, after your body has broke down. Something very few of any if the candidates would understand directly.
They are not all equal.
Wisconsin Weld Cert Renewal
If you need to renew your Wisconsin weld certs it is required that you retest. The test results must be attached by the renewal. That is the official answer. For those that have been fortunate to send in the renewal fee or the fee plus a copy of you continuity book and have been successful it may not always work. Just something to be aware of.
Women who are interested in Construction Trades are encouraged to come and learn what the trades have to offer.