Local 776 Newsletter

June 2020, Issue 173



The June union meeting is scheduled to happen as normal! Please call in and sign up with Melissa so that we can arrange the appropriate seating needed.  Please do not attend if you have shown any signs of illness in the last 10 days.

Retiree Breakfast

The next retiree breakfast is scheduled for June 12th. 

The breakfast will be at Casa Lu Al beginning at 9 am.


Fraternal News

  • Congratulations: Brothers Justin Strickland and Lee Tilton top out from the apprenticeship in June!  

  • Death: It is with great sadness to report that Brother Wilbur Logan has passed away.  Our condolences go out to the Logan family.

  • Death Benefit: We are on Death Benefit #336 Wilbur Logan.  Death Benefits can be paid over the phone, in person or online at www.ualocal776.com.

  • New Wage Sheets: New wage sheets effective July 1, 2020 are at the hall if you wish to see them.

  • Golf Outing: The Local 776 golf outing for 2020 has been postponed until further notice.

  • Scholarship: Local 776 Scholarship application deadline is June 15th 2020

Future Events to put on the Calendar

Union Meeting:  Union Meeting Wednesday June 17th at 7PM (Please call in and sign up ahead of time)

UA Weld Test: Saturday June 27th at 8 A.M.

Please call Melissa no later than the Thursday before to sign up and to check on the status of the test session.



  • Apprenticeship:  Beginning June 1st the training center will be open to members wanting to practice their skills.  Please call Jason Newell at the training center to sign up if you wish to reserve a spot.

  • Certification Continuities:  The UA has announced that due to the extenuating circumstances of the COVID-19 any continuities (rigging, welding, foreman, etc) that expire will be automatically renewed until further notice.  If you have any questions about this, please call Jim or Jason in the Training Center.

Business Manager Comments  


          Beginning Monday June 1st the hours at the union offices will go back to the normal hours of 7-4:30.


We are proud to announce that this month’s union meeting is scheduled as normal.  There are restrictions for meetings that we will need to enforce, so please call in and sign up with Melissa ahead of time so that we know the exact number of people to expect in attendance.

There has been some limited work on the road, if you are interested in working on the road please make sure to sign the travel card list.  Also, now is a great time to make sure you have an OSHA 10 card on file at the hall and your drug test is up to date.  If you don’t have an OSHA cert, please contact us and we can get you set up with an online class.  Please use good judgement when going out into public and keep your health and the health of your loved ones first and foremost!

The Health plan has added a new benefit to our plan called Telehealth.  Telehealth is a service offered that a member can call in and speak or video conference with a live doctor without needing to go to an office.  Through this service the doctor can assess your condition, provide a treatment plan or even send prescriptions to your pharmacy if needed.  Telehealth can even offer psychology services if you don’t wish to see a doctor in person.  If you have questions on this, please call me at the hall or our health plan at 1-800-432-2924.



Brad P. Wendel

Business Manager/ Financial Secretary - Treasurer

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