Local 776 Newsletter

January 2020, Issue 168

Special Notice

The Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee is accepting applications for the Building Trades Apprenticeship!

Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. at the Local 776 Union Offices

The last day to submit an application will be February 14, 2020

Please feel free to call Jim DeMoss at the training department for further information

Upgrade Classes

Classes starting in January are as follows:

Signalperson Recert

Pipefitter STAR review

Financial Planning with 5th/3rd Bank


If you are interested in attending any of these please call Jim or Melissa to sign up!


Fraternal News

  • Congratulations: Preston Stiles and Josh Follas have topped out of the Apprenticeship!

  • Death Benefit: We are on Death Benefit #332 Roy Taylor.  Death Benefits can be paid over the phone, in person or online at www.ualocal776.com.

  • Welcome New Member: Troy Dallenbach - If you see him out on the job congratulate him and welcome him into Local 776!


Future Events to put on the Calendar

Union Meeting:  Union Meeting Wednesday January 15th at 7PM

UA Weld Test: Saturday January 25th @ 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 

You should be seeing a packet in the mail from our Health Insurance for open enrollment.  Even if nothing has changed in your family, each member is required to fill out the paperwork and send back in to the administrators.  This will prevent any lapse in coverage for your insurance.

With 2019 coming to an end we look back and realize what a crazy year it has been!  I hope all members had a chance to spend time with their families during the Holidays and to recoup a little bit.  2020 looks to be promising with work coming up at Nutrien for their fall shutdown and continuing work at Van Wert Hospital and Honda Anna.  I would like to wish a happy and prosperous New year for everyone!!



Brad P. Wendel

Business Manager/ Financial Secretary - Treasurer

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