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Carpenters Local 1281 Update

(907) 276-3533

VA Clinic

3-4 Wal-Mart Stores

Railroad Terminal

Medical Office Bldgs (Mat-Su) Anchorage Museum AK Regional Hospital Addition

Career Academy (Mat-Su) Anchorage Convention Center Elmendorf Fitness Center

National Archives Bldg AIA Parking Garage (Rental Cars) Providence Hospital Expansion

The staff at Carpenters Local 1281 would like to thank all of our Brothers and Sisters for doing a great job representing yourself, your family, and the union on the jobs this year. As always, it is a pleasure to represent the hardest working and best craftspeople that can be found.

Piledrivers & Divers Local 2520 Update

Royce Rock

Senior Business Representative, Local 1281

We had an extraordinary year in sheer dollar value in projects and we were also very successful in bringing in new members and contractors into the union family. We welcome you in and look for- ward to getting to know you better.

We have made a huge attempt at getting all construction in our jurisdiction to be union and have succeeded in both small and large projects. However, we are still struggling in some areas such as residential that will keep us busy for the next year.

It is staggering to see so much upcoming work where they’ve already selected contractors and have time schedules in place. The following list is just some of the bigger projects with many more

to be bid and negotiated as the new year nears:


Pain Clinic API (old) Renovation

AIA Concourse B&C Remodels Enstar New Office Parking Garages (Downtown Anch) and MORE MORE MORE

May God bless you and your families and may you have a wonderful holiday season and a pros- perous New Year.

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Dave Robinson

The ARCC is on target with combining the collective bargaining agreements of all Alaska Carpenter Locals and the Piledrivers Local. We have one agreement with good conditions and our separate issues are spelled out with appendixes. Some of the positive changes are Piledrivers now have a ten minute coffee break and we now have $0.10 cents per hour going into a Piledriver Advance- ment Fund. The Regional Council is now working on combining retirement, training, and health and welfare plans. EST, John Palmatier believes that in these departments “Bigger is Better” and that we can do more for the member by combining all UBC members statewide.

ARCC President/ Senior Business Rep- resentative, Local 2520

(907) 272-7576

2006 promises to be another very busy year for the Piledrivers. We have a lot of bridge work on the slope starting the first part of January. To be eligible for this job you must have your scaffold card, first aid card, rigging card, and NSTC card. It would help to have an OSHA 500 cert, as the theme is “Zero Accidents”. ASRC and Conoco/Phillips are taking a very pro-active approach to safety; their mission statement is “Zero Incidents”. ASRC is initiating a “START” program, which means for every new task you do on the job you will fill out a “START” card. Each time you start a different task you will be required to fill out this card and carry it on your person. There will be re- quirements to wear safety glasses at all times and at any time you are near a flying debris area, you will be required to wear a face-shield also. In areas with loud noises, there will be double hear- ing protection required. Yes, the work does need to be done, but on the job SAFETY is our #1 business while getting the job done. ASRC and Conoco/Phillips will have a “1st Line Supervisor Training Class” that will be held on November 30, 2005 at the Millennium Alaskan Hotel. All fore- man and superintendents should plan on attending.


If you need training that is required for the North Slope jobs or any other projects, call Kevin Hanley to find out class schedules. If you need upgrade classes in welding, scaffold erection, fall protec- tion, first aid or whatever, let us know so classes can be scheduled. If you live out of town we will make every effort to provide available training in your area, but some training will only be offered in the bigger cities.

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