Millwrights Local 1501 Update
Things are starting to slow down for the winter, but everything looks promising for next year. From what contractors and companies are telling me, the work should start to break in March of next year.
Right now we have members working for a new contractor, Western Industrial Construction at the USPS Bulk Mail facility (see picture at right). I would like to thank those guys for their hard work. Western Industrial has been very pleased with their skills and work ethic.
Senior Business Representative, Local 1501
Actually, Golden State Millwrights was working on another portion of the facility when Western Industrial got started. Golden State is a union company from Southern California, but they didn’t know we even had millwrights in Alaska, much less a millwright local, and brought all their hands with them. After seeing our Broth- ers and Sister’s work, the superintendent, Gary Buckley, said that next time they do a job in Alaska, they will use the union hall. So, what you do out there does affect future work, be pro- fessional, make a good impression! Apprentice Kendra Heidelberg preparing a conveyor for instal- lation at USPS Bulk Mail Facility in Anchorage for Western Industrial Contractors
In addition, the crew we had working for Dresser Rand FSS just got Conoco-Phillip’s Presiden- tial award for the good work they have done at Alpine. It looks like there will be more and more work at Alpine as long as oil prices stay high and production has to keep up. Good work guys.
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Carpenters Local 2247 Update
To close out the rest of 2005 the members have decided to have a Christmas party, you will be receiving a notice in the mail as to when and where, it is yet to be determined.
Senior Business Representative, Local 2247
What’s on the horizon for 2006? It should be a busy year again, with NOAA continuing on, Bartlett Regional Hospital, and the new valley high school just to name a few. Home Depot, Wal-Mart, and Fred Meyers are all planning to have work for carpenters in the upcoming year as well. We just need to work together to have those jobs be union jobs. This union belongs to you.
Season’s greetings to all, it’s that time of year again. Another year gone, gone, gone. In Southeast it has been a good one. I would like to welcome all the new members to the Broth- erhood once again; it is nice to have you all as members. To all the rest of you that have been with the union for a while now, thank you for all the hard work that you have done. If it was not for all of you there would be no union, again, thank you.
It is also time to thank the ones who have put it all on the line so that we have a place to work, the contractors. A BIG thanks to all contractors that hired our Brothers and Sisters in South- east:
Alaska Stone and Concrete, Aliberti Construction, Inc., Arete Construction, Brooks Construc- tion Company, Inc., Channel Construction, Inc., Clark Construction Company, Coogan Con- struction, Dawson Construction, Industrial Roofing, JE Dunn Northwest, Inc., North Pacific Steel Erectors, Mc Graw’s Custom Construction, Triplette Construction, and if I have missed anyone I apologize.
I hope that everyone has a safe and happy holiday season.