03/2014 Industrial Reportby George Kikes (eff 1/15/16) on 08/22/14
PMI has 30 Local 342 hands finishing up and should be done this week. There were very difficult circumstances to work under. Non-Union had the majority of the shutdown, but Shell is looking at all aspects of the work (i.e. absenteeism, pro-duction, quality, compat-ability with others, etc.). Hopefully, Shell was imp-ressed enough to feed some more work our way.
Shell Crude Tank Project
PMI has 8 Local 342 members currently on site. Material issues have PMI’s hands tied as to when they can man-up. This job will peak at approximately 40 UA members working 4-10s. Contra Costa Electric has the E&I package, but is nowhere close to putting anyone on.
Harder has 50 Local 342 members onsite and is hiring up a few more for the shutdown and various maintenance projects being thrown their way. Newtron has 15 Local 342 members working with Chevron on maintenance troubleshooting and upgrades to their system. Contra Costa Electric has 6 Instrument Techs working a turnaround.
PMI has 6 Local 342 members performing ongoing maintenance on this site. Contra Costa Electric has 2 members on E&I main-tenance.
TRAVEL CARD POSSIBILITIES
Local 290 (Portland, OR) They are still taking travel cards for an expected ramp up at the end of the month.
Local 150 (Augusta, GA) They are in need of welders for various projects. The wage rate is $28.02/hr. No felonies, probation, or parole.
Local 760 (Muscle Shoals, AL) They are currently hiring welders for 7-12s. The wage rate is $28.01/hr.