Effective March 2014, dues will increase to
$41.60 per month. If you have any questions about your dues, please
contact the union hall immediately. To view a chart of union dues for 2014,
A message from the MOST Program -
Effective July 1, 2014 MOST will no longer conduct annual drug testing.Through
action taken by the MOST Trustees’, changes have been adopted in the MOST
Drug Screening Policy and Procedures, which applicants for referral should
familiarize themselves with. In particular, the Trustees have adopted the
following language found in Section 4 of the policy:
“All individuals who were MOST certified drug free at any time from and
including February 1, 2013 to the present shall remain MOST certified drug
free until such time as that individual test positive under a MOST approved
Further, applicants should familiarize themselves with the
provisions of Article 9.1.4 of the Joint Referral Rules, wherein, an
applicant can be disqualified for referral by testing positive for an
employer administered drug/alcohol test. Also, applicants should review
Section 10 “Random Drug Screening” of the MOST Drug Screening Policy,
particularly Sub-Sections (b), (c) and (d), which references MOST and Local
Lodge generated random testing. If you have any questions please call (800)
It's Summer Picnic Season! The Area Three Picnic will
be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 and the Area One Picnic will be held on
Saturday, August 23, 2014. Members and retirees are welcome to attend
any picnic in any area.
Congratulations to WJ Oyler, who came in
second at the Great Lakes Area Apprentice of the Year Competition. The
regional competition was held at Local 85 Toledo, and an awards ceremony was
held on Thursday, June 5, 2014 where the winners were announced. WJ
will now go on to represent the Great Lakes Area along with the winner from
Local 85 at the Boilermakers National Apprentice Program Apprentice of the
Year Competition, which will be held at Local 37 - Slidell, LA in September
Thank you WJ for all of your hard work!
We are all very proud of you!
Softball is kicking off! Games will be held on most Thursday nights at
6:20pm and 7:30pm at the:
Canton Sports Center
46555 West Michigan Ave.
Canton, MI 48188
The first game is
Thursday, July 10, 2014. Justin Howington is managing the team.
If you are interested in playing, please either contact Justin or the union
schedule of games will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
What you need to know about alternative gas companies
Consumers warned about spikes in energy bills
You may have heard the sales pitch: Alternative gas companies offer you
lower rates than you get from the major companies, if you switch your
The state calls these businesses "gas choice" companies. They're also called
"third party suppliers." Whatever you call them, more than 1/2 million
people in Michigan have signed on the dotted line and made the switch.
However, during this bitter cold winter some customers came to regret that