Local 776 Newsletter

December 2021, Issue 191

Save The Date!

Friday December 10th, 2021

Retiree Breakfast

Westgate Lanes @ 9 AM

Spouses are welcome!


Save The Date!

Saturday December 11th, 2021

Local 776 Christmas Party

Westgate Lanes from 1-4 PM


Fraternal News

  • Welcome New Members: Nick Fox was initiated in November.  If you are working with Nick, please welcome him into our local!

  • Death Benefit: We are on Death Benefit #347 Mark Rinehart.  Death Benefits can be paid over the phone, in person or online at www.ualocal776.com.

  • Graduating: Congrats to Anthony Gilroy who will be topping out on January 1st.

  • Congratulations!  Brother Craig Uhlenhake and his wife had a baby boy!

Future Events to put on the Calendar

  • Friday December 24th, 2021: The Union Hall will be closed in observance of the Christmas Holiday.

  • Friday December 31st, 2021: The Union Hall will be closed in observance of the New Year’s Holiday.

  • Union Meeting: Wednesday December 15th, 2021 at 7pm

  • UA Weld Test: Saturday December 18th, 2021 at 8 A.M. (Please note the different date due to the Holiday)

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




  • If you have certs that need to be updated or would like a certain certification class for this year and haven’t yet received a card in the mail, please reach out to Jim DeMoss.

  • Following are some of the upgrade and recert classes that are scheduled:

    • Foreman Recert                                   1-13-2022

    • OSHA                                         1-26-2022

Business Manager Comments 

First of all, I would like to wish all our members and their families a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!  Hopefully 2022 will be full of blessings for all of Local 776 and our members!

You should have received by now the open enrollment paperwork from the administrators.  Included with the packet is a paper outlining which pages need to be filled out for your current situation.  Please take the time to fill this out (even if you don’t have any changes) and return to NWOA before the deadline of December 31st.  If the fund office doesn’t receive your information by the deadline, you risk the possibility of not being covered for the next plan year.



Brad P. Wendel

Business Manager/ Financial Secretary - Treasurer

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