The JULY 7th, 2020 UNION MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED. The Union Meeting has been “TENTATIVELY” RESCHEDULED FOR TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2020. This will depend on local “Gathering” restrictions. Please check our Local 533 website at local533.com or call the business office at (816) 523-1533 for Membership Meeting date changes and updates.
JULY MEETINGS OR EVENT CANCELLATIONS INCLUDE;
* JULY 7TH UNION MEETING
* RETIREES’ LUNCHEON
* PICNIC AT WORLDS OF FUN
COVID-19 TESTING; LOCAL 533 will be conducting a COVID-19 testing drive for all Members to be held July 10-12 (Friday – Sunday). It will be drive thru-only. Look for a flyer in the mail for details.
BUSINESS OFFICE OPERATIONS DURING PHASE 2 & 3 of JACKSON COUNTY RECOVERY PLAN at 8600 Hillcrest Rd., KCMO; Main Entrance Open; Face masks provided and encouraged to wear; Keep 6-foot social distance requirements; Use provided hand sanitizer; Must fill out screening questionnaire before any business is conducted; All dues payments, transactions, or any other business will be done through windows. (Local 533, Health & Welfare, Transamerica)
TRANSAMERICA INVESTMENT (BOB BURKS) – TUESDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE HALL will now be open every Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Mask is required to meet with Bob Burks. He is available to meet individually with members who have questions or who need assistance with their Transamerica portfolios. If you wish to discuss your portfolio, stop by and visit with Bob, or give him a call at 913-451-3546 to schedule an appointment.
Our sincere condolences to the families of our brother member who has passed.
DEATH BENEFIT NUMBER AT O17
Retired member, John Van Shelton, 80, of Spring Garden, AL passed away June 12, 2020. He was initiated 11/10/1958 (61 years of service) and retired 10/1/1999. He was cremated.
BANK MIDWEST SAVINGS ACCOUNT WITHDRAWAL POLICY
Bank Midwest Savings Accounts have limits for withdrawals per month. Federal Law allows up to six (6) withdrawals per calendar month, however Bank Midwest only allows three (3) withdrawals per month at no cost. The 4th withdrawal and each thereafter will cost $1.00 each. If six (6) withdrawals are made in three (3) different calendar months Bank Midwest will change the savings account into a checking account. This will require the member to open a new savings account for monthly deposits to continue. Savings deposits will be in a holding account until a new savings account is opened. Deposits will not be made into a checking account. Members can open a new savings account at any Bank Midwest location or at the Pipefitters LU 533 Business Office. If you have any questions. Please contact the Business Office at 816-523-1533.
SICK COMMITTEE AND DEATH NOTICES
To report death notices, or if you know of a member who is ill or injured, please contact the Business Office at (816) 523-1533.
Please notify the business office of address, telephone number or beneficiary changes, including email addresses, mobile numbers and pager numbers. These updates are critical in case of emergencies. Please note that our business office will always notify members of emergency calls from their families, but we are dependant upon members to update our office with current contact information. Please send your updated information to the Pipefitters Business office at 8600 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, MO 64138 or call us at (816) 523-1533.
PIPEFITTERS FRINGE BENEFITS
Questions or information regarding the Health & Welfare or Local Pension Funds should be directed to Wilson-McShane at (816) 361-0206, fax number (816) 444-4275, 8600 Hillcrest Rd., Suite A, Kansas City, Missouri 64138. Wilson-McShane can also be reached at (816) 756-3313, toll free (866) 756-3313, 3100 Broadway, Suite 805, Kansas City, Missouri 64111. Questions regarding the National Pension call 1 (800) 638-7442. United Association Website: www.ua.org
Chuck Roseburrough, Financial Sec’y-Treas.
PIPEFITTERS CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
Apprentice courses are currently being held online to complete the school year. Courses postponed in March from the COVID-19 Pandemic will resume starting June 22. Enrollees will be notified via email for scheduled dates.
PIPEFITTERS APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM
Applications for the Apprenticeship Program are available online beginning Monday, May 4th Please check www.pftc533.com or Pipefitters Training Center Facebook for updates. The recruitment, selection, employment, and training of apprentices during their apprenticeship, shall be without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. The Pipefitters Local 533 Educational Training Fund will take affirmative action to provide equal opportunity in apprenticeship and will operate the apprenticeship program as required under title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations, part 30. Anyone interested in information regarding the Training Center or the Apprenticeship Program may call for information at (816) 761-8800 or visit www.pftc533.com.