the allowable tax deductions when filing your income taxes:
.84 / hour – Defense
.06 / hour –
4% of gross wages
.15 / hour – Building Fund
Monthly dues of
$34.50 – $414.00/year (JIW) – $34.00 – $408.00/year (Apprentice)
purchased throughout the year – tools and safety equipment
Are you interested in working with iron? Do you like working with your hands and doing physical labor that makes you feel good at the end of the day? Do you like seeing the results of your hard work day after day on projects that will be around for decades? Ironworking may be the trade for you.
Applications will be accepted January 29th from 8:30 to 1:00 pm M – F and Saturday February 3rd from 8 -11 am.
See attached for all the information you need to apply. This is your first test of following directions.
Betty called today to inform us Ronald “Jack” Clark passed away on Sunday. There are no services set at this time. She said she will most likely have a memorial service when the weather warms up a little. I will keep you all informed.
Jack was a member of the death benefit program.
Reminder: Christmas Party at Hall 3 – 5:30 pm December 19th. Plus union meeting at 6 pm with Mayor McNamara as a guest. Hope to see everyone there.
This is to advise that we received the official announcement
from our Provider Networks contracting staff over the weekend that BCBSIL has
reached an agreement with OSF. There will be no disruption in coverage
for your members as a result. The new contract with OSF takes effect on
January 1, 2018.
We apologize for the uncertainty that these negotiations
raised during your open enrollments, but we are pleased that we were able to
negotiate a contract to retain OSF while at the same time broadening our
network coverage in the key markets of Galesburg, Peoria and Rockford.
Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thank you for your
patience during the renegotiation process.
Account Executive, Labor Affairs
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Ben Scroggins has been appointed to be Local 498′s new Organizer. If your out and about and you see something let him know. We can’t be everywhere, the extra eyes help. Thanks
His contact number is 815-721-5494 and email is Scroggins498@iwlocal498.org