Local 776 Newsletter

November 2019, Issue 166

Save the Date!

Monday November 18th, 2019 @ 6pm

Benefits meeting at the Union Hall

MUST RSVP!!  We have representatives from John Hancock flying in to discuss the change over from 5th 3rd to John Hancock.  We will also have people from the Health and Pension administrators present to answer any questions.  Must have at least 10 sign up to hold the meeting.  If you have questions about retirement or about your benefits please plan on being at this meeting!

Call Melissa no later than November 13th to RSVP

Save the Date!

Saturday December 14th 2019

Local 776 Christmas Party

Westgate Lanes 1-4 PM

Call Melissa to sign up.


Fraternal News

  • Death:  It is with great sadness to report that Brothers Dale Merriss and Lester Wilker have passed away.  We are on Death Benefit #330 Lester Wilker.  Death Benefits can be paid over the phone, in person or online at www.ualocal776.com.

  • Congratulations: Ross Siefker, Kenny King and Jarett Bute all had babies.  Preston Stiles, Josh Follas and Nathan Vogel are topping out from the apprenticeship.


Future Events to put on the Calendar

Union Meeting:  Union Meeting Wednesday November 20th at 7PM

UA Weld Test: Saturday November 23rd @ 8:00 AM.

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



Upgrade Training

  • The JATC has several upgrade classes scheduled for the upcoming school year.  If you receive a card in the mail, please respond.  If you haven’t received a card in the mail but need to update an expiring certification or would just like to better yourself, please call Jim or Melissa at the hall. 

Business Manager Comments 

            The Building Trades met with Husky last week and they let us know that there are over 4200 total people on site at Husky right now (which is an all time high).  I would like to remind everyone to continue to work safely (especially with all the congestion) and that you are your brother’s keeper.  With the Holiday season right around the corner we want to see everyone going home to their family the same way that they reported to work – in one piece.



Brad P. Wendel

Business Manager/ Financial Secretary - Treasurer

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