Dear Brothers and Sisters:

As we approach the Thanksgiving Holiday we have had several jobs to wind down which has put some of our members out of work. This will probably last through December but we should pick back up after the first of the year. We will be holding our Christmas Union Meeting on December 13th starting at 6 p.m. We will be having Shane's Rib Shack to cater this meeting and we will begin serving food at 5:30 p.m. The membership also voted to give away $2000.00 worth of gift certificates from Kroger along with shirts and hats; please make plans to attend this meeting and enjoy the fellowship. We will be having one of our annual Asbestos Refresher Classes on February 15th at our Union Hall beginning at 7 a.m. Other items that will be coming up after the first of the year will be the nomination and election of the 5 member Executive Board; and a increase is scheduled for our Medical Fund on the 1st of March, this will be a $.25 deduction from the wages. Our Journeymen & Apprentices will receive a raise on April 6th; the amount will be $.90 for Journeymen and the apprentices will receive their percentage of this amount. The Officers and Executive Board would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 


Phil Rainwater

Bus. Manager Local #48