ALL FUTURE UNION MEETINGS WILL BE POSTPONED INDEFINETLY DUE TO THE RISING COVID-19 CASES IN THE MID-WEST, ESPECIALLY IN THE KANSAS CITY METRO AREA. The Executive Board and Finance Board continue to meet each month to conduct business of the local. Watch your mail for informational letter update from the business office.
BUSINESS OFFICE OPERATIONS DURING PHASE 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)
NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION INFO
If you are an Active Member or Active Retiree and reside in Missouri and plan to vote by Absentee Ballot OR Mail-In and are in need of having your ballot notarized, please contact Local 533 Business Office 816.523.1533 during regular business hours to schedule a time to get your ballot notarized. For more information on absentee ballots in Missouri and Kansas, please check our website at local533.com.
Our sincere condolences to the families of our brother member who has passed.
DEATH BENEFIT NUMBER AT O24
(O24) member, Jeffrey B. Talcott, 47, of Independence, MO passed away September 22, 2020. He was initiated 6/5/2001 (19 years of service), went through the apprenticeship program 6/1/2000 and turned out 6/1/2005.
TRANSAMERICA INVESTMENT (BOB BURKS) – CURRENTLY WORKING FROM HOME
If you wish to discuss your portfolio, please schedule a date and time to meet with him by telephone at 913-451-3546.
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 classes began Monday, September 14 in the traditional face-to-face format, On-line and a blend of the two learning methods. Apprentices are urged to register for a member account on www.pftc533.com to ensure their contact information is correct.
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.