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February 25, 2020
Upcoming Events
District 5 Meeting (Boise, ID)
Feb 25, 2020
IUOE Union Hall, 225 N 16th
District 8 meeting (Juneau, AK)
Feb 25, 2020
Juneau IUOE 302 Hall: 9309 Glacier Hwy, BldgA-102B
District 5 (Pocatello, ID)
Feb 26, 2020
IUOE Union Hall , 456 N. Arthur
District 7 meeting (Fairbanks, AK)
Feb 26, 2020
Fairbanks IUOE 302 Hall: 3002 Lathrop St.
District 6 meeting (Anchorage, AK)
Feb 27, 2020
4001 Denali St. Suite A Anchorage, AK
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Important Links
Alaska Operating Engineers-Employers Training Trust
Operating Engineers Regional Training Program of Washington
International Union of Operating Engineers
AFL-CIO
Alaska AFL-CIO
The Stand - A project of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
Washington State Building and Construction Trades Council
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. DOL - Employment & Training Administration
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Department of Labor - Wage & Hour Division
National Labor Relations Board
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Prevailing Wage in Alaska
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Prevailing Wage in Washington
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Dirk Blanchet, Jeff Huffman, Terry Martin and Steward Pat Gould
Recent Addition to the Website

Local 302 Oral History

Dear Brothers and Sisters, if you have the time to watch and listen at your leisure, please take a look at our newest addition to our website, oral history videos from Local 302 members and retirees. These can be found on the left hand side under the column options, "Watch Local 302 Member and Retiree Oral History Videos".

Take the time the learn the history of our Local so that we may never forget it.


Alaska AGC Negotiations Update

Alaska AGC Tentative Agreement

Please see the attached document for our Tentative Agreement with the Alaska AGC.

Download: 2020-2022 AK AGC CBA Final wTrack Changes.pdf

2020 Benefit Meetings Schedule

To All Local 302 Participants

The Trustees would like to invite you and your spouse to attend Benefit Meetings to be held in months of March and April in different cities close to you. The purpose of these meetings is to share information with you about the operation of the Health & Welfare and Retirement Plans.

There will be presentations on both plans and personnel will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding your medical coverage or your reitrement plan. We look forward to sharing this information with you and having the opportunity to answer your questions at the following meetings.


Family Leave Insurance Benefits Program

New Family Leave Insurance Benefits Program

The new Washington Family Leave Insurance Benefits Program takes effect on January 1st, 2020 in the state of Washington.

Please see the link below for additional information and eligibility requirements.

https://paidleave.wa.gov/


2019 Holiday Parties

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

As the 2019 holiday season nears, I have the distinct pleasure of inviting you and one guest to attend our annual Holiday parties throughout the districts. It is very important you RSVP so that we can be financially responsible to make sure we don’t order too much or too little food. Please be respectful and contact your local union office to RSVP for the specific location you plan to attend.

In keeping with tradition, Local 302 collects and donates toys and/or canned food to our regional labor agencies. If you would like to help brighten the holidays for less fortunate children, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Holiday party in your district. We will deliver them to the Labor Agency to be wrapped and distributed in time for the holidays.

ALASKA

12/13/2019: Anchorage – Tikahtnu Room A/B at the Dena’ina Center, 600 West Seventh Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 7:00PM. Please call (907) 561-5288 to RSVP by November 25th.

12/14/2019: Fairbanks – Westmark Hotel, 813 Noble Street, Fairbanks, AK 99701. Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:30PM. Dinner at 7:00PM. Please call (907) 452-8131 to RSVP by November 25th.

12/15/2019: Juneau – Glacier Room at the Juneau Travelodge at 9200 Glacier Highway. Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (907) 586-3850 to RSVP by November 25th.

WASHINGTON

12/2/2019: Hoquiam – Hoquiam Elks, 624 K St, Hoquiam – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (425) 806-0302 to RSVP by November 18th.

12/3/2019: Mt. Vernon – Best Western Plus Skagit Valley Inn Convention Center, 2300 Market Street, Mt. Vernon – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (425) 806-0302 to RSVP by November 18th.

12/4/2019: Bremerton –Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Ave, Bremerton – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (425) 806-0302 to RSVP by November 18th.

12/7/2019: Bothell - Union Hall, 18701 120th Avenue NE, Bothell – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 5:30PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (425) 806-0302 to RSVP by November 18th.

12/8/2019: Pt. Angeles – Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St, Pt Angeles – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (425) 806-0302 to RSVP by November 18th.

12/10/2019: Spokane – Ruby River Hotel, 700 N Division Street, Spokane – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (509) 624-5365 to RSVP by November 18th.

12/17/2019: Pasco – Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center, 2525 N. 20th Ave, Pasco – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (509) 624-5365 to RSVP by November 25th.

12/18/2019: Yakima – Red Lion Hotel, 607 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (425) 806-0302 to RSVP by November 25th.

12/19/2019: Wenatchee –The Rivertop Bar & Grill located at The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, 201 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (425) 806-0302 to RSVP by November 25th.

IDAHO

12/11/2019: Pocatello – Red Lion Hotel Pocatello, 1555 Pocatello Creek Road, Pocatello – Appetizers and No Host Bar at 6:00PM. Dinner at 6:30PM. Please call (208) 232-8492 by November 18th.

Best wishes for the holiday season!

Fraternally,

Daren Konopaski                                                                                                   

Business Manager and General Vice President


SCAM ALERT

Scam Alert / Heads Up

Robo Calls for Apprenticeship Contribtions

We have received reports that members have been solicited for money for the "IUOE Apprenticeship Program". This is not sanctioned by the IUOE and is a scam, do not give them any contributions.


IUOE Local 302 2019 6th Annual Charity Shoot

For those who participated in our annual Charity Shooting this year, you can find any photos taken from the event here.

Thank you for participating and we hope to see you next year!


District 2 Monthly Meetings Update

District 2 Monthly Meetings Update

District 2 membership meetings for August (August 15th, 2019) and September (September 19th, 2019) have been suspended per motion by the membership.


Alaska Coalition Health Fair 2019

Health Fairs:

Please be advised of the upcoming health fairs for all plan participants.  If you are planning on attending it is critical that you make reservations in advance to ensure that you are able to take advantage of the services offered.  These are open to members and their families and offer a variety of services: health screening, blood work, flu vaccinations, etc. with no out-of-pocket cost.


Washington Coalition Health Fair 2019

Health Fairs:

Please be advised of the upcoming health fairs for all plan participants.  If you are planning on attending it is critical that you make reservations in advance to ensure that you are able to take advantage of the services offered.  These are open to members and their families and offer a variety of services: health screening, blood work, flu vaccinations, etc. with no out-of-pocket cost.


Notice: IRAPs and the IUOE

Industry Recognized Apprentice Ship Program (IRAP):

The U.S. DOL has released proposed regulations governing a new form of apprenticeship called "Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs", or IRAPs. Registered Apprenticeship has set the standard for quality for over 80 years and counting - annually graduating hundreds of thousands of men, women, minorities, youth and veterans without cost to the government. IRAPs have lower wage and safety standards, less oversight, quality, and less opportunity for workers. Unlike registered apprenticeship programs, there are no universally respected criteria in place to evaluate the skills or shortcomings of credentials issued under the IRAP system. This dilutes the strength of certifications and the training curriculum. Registered apprenticeship programs are the best way to prepare for a career as an Operating Engineer. Our apprentices receive hands-on training and classroom instruction, all made available by employers and labor working together. Subject matter experts working in the field and contractors who perform make our program strong.

Call to Action: Please submit comments via this link here to urge the Administration to reconsider its use of IRAPs and, at the very least, to make the construction exemption permanent. The 60 day comment periods ends on August 26th, 2019.


Contract Vote - District 5

DISTRICT 5

EASTERN WASHINGTON – NORTHERN IDAHO

MASTER LABOR AGREEMENT:

RATIFIED

YES: 61%

NO: 39%


District 5 Update

Eastern Washington-Northern Idaho AGC Master Labor Agreement
Contract Negotiations Update May 23, 2019

The Negotiation committee and the AGC Employers met again on May 23, 2019. After several meetings we are still moving to get a tentative agreement to bring to the membership for vote. The next meeting is scheduled for June 3, 2019. We are still working to bring the membership the best possible agreement to the table for a vote. Please be patience with the process and the negotiation committee will keep you informed as things transpire.




 
 
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