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  Health Screenings:
Attention all Insurance Fund participants- watch your mail for
  information concerning "Healthy Life Screenings." These screenings will be held at the Union
  Hall Auditorium in April & May. You must have an appointment to be screened and you must
  be a covered participant of the Insurance Fund. Eligible Local 120 participants will be
  screened for no charge. A covered spouse will be required to pay a $20.00 co-pay at the
  time of service to be screened.
  To schedule your screening, please call 1-866-523-5433.






  Office Closure: The offices will be closed on Friday, April 18th.
  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, April 21st.










   Irishmen of the Year: Congratulations to
   Bob Mullin and Dennis Heydorn, honored as Local 120's
   2014 Irishmen of the Year. Here they are pictured at the   
   annual St.Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Cleveland.








Congress let federal unemployment benefits expire for 1.3 million jobless workers on Dec. 28, deserting unemployed workers during the holidays.

Call Congress now at 845-809-4509. Tell them to get to work and extend unemployment insurance benefits.

Our economy is fragile- millions of people remain without work and good jobs are still hard to come by. Now isn't the time to leave jobless workers out in the cold. For more information visit www.aflcio.org




  



  Cedar Point Picnic:
The Annual Local 120 Picnic will be held at Cedar Point on Friday, June
  27th. Discount hotel accommodations are now available. Rooms are limited, so make your
  reservation early. Cutoff date is 5/30/14 or until all spots are taken, whichever comes first.



Hotel Breakers:
2 double beds @ $184 + tax per night
2 queen beds @ $270 + tax per night
2 queen beds & a pullout sofa bed (non view) @ $320 + tax per night
2 queen beds & a pullout sofa bed (lake view) @ $340 + tax per night

Sandcastle Suites:
2 queen beds & a pullout sofa bed (non view) @ $287 + tax per night
2 queen beds & a pullout sofa bed (lake view) @ $307 + tax per night

Rates available for June 26-30, 2014

To make reservations:
Use group code: PIPE06
By phone: 419-627-2106
Online: http://www.cedarpoint.com/resorts

A $50 fee applies to any cancellation. First-night deposit is forfeited for any cancellation received within 72 hours of arrival.



Attention Cycling Enthusiasts:
The Local 120 Pedal to the Point Team is back for 2014! Pedal to the Point is a charity bicycle event to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. We have many members afflicted with this terrible disease. The event will take place on Saturday, August 2nd. So join us and have fun while raising money for this worthy cause. Sign up early and save on registration fees! We will again ride the one-way 75 mile course as a team. Each rider is required to raise $300.00. Last year we had 13 riders and hope to have many more this year. All are welcome so ask your family and friends to join in.

Click the following link to REGISTER FOR PEDAL TO THE POINT HERE. Click Join a Team and select Team 120.






   Annual Children's Holiday Party:
On December 15th,
   Pipefitters Local 120 celebrated the 25th annual Children's
   Holiday Party. 100 children were in attendance, decorating
   cookies, playing with balloon animals, and visiting with Santa and
   Mrs. Claus. Many thanks to our sponsors: Lakeside Supply
   Company, Enterprise, Ciuni & Panichi, Hammond Corporation,
   Independence Bank, Fire-Tech, Parkway Refrigeration, Bassett
   Sprinkler Protection, Fox Fire, CSQP, Fazio Mechanical, MCI,
   Mobile Medical, Comunale, Relmec, Nowak Mechanical,
   Faulkner Hoffman & Phillips, R & M Heating and Air Conditioning, Clark Mechanical, and Brian King. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event possible: Joanne Anderson, Make Barrett, Steve Bacha, Pat Cook, Kendall Cook, Molly Cook, Russ Demagall, Melissa Frei, Chris Granberry Jr., Kyle Higgins, Marybeth Inman, Alex Jackson, Cheila Long, Laura Martin, Kat Martin, Kellie McDowell, and Rich Ochocki. The event was co-chaired by Kevin Finnerty & Ryan McCafferty.




                                                                                                                                                
   
   Red Wing Boot Recall:
The UA Safety & Health Department has issued a  
   notice regarding a Red Wing Boot recall, effecting 45 styles of Red Wing men's
   boots. Due to a defect, the steel toe cap could fail to protect an individual's foot in
   the event of an impact. Click here to identify the style numbers included in the
   recall. It has been suggested that consumers stop wearing the recalled boots
   immediately, and return them to a Red Wing store/distributor or contact Red Wing
   Shoes for a free replacement pair of boots. 










Important Mailing:
Please keep an eye out for an important packet from Vantage Financial Group. This packet includes an Enrollment Guide and Claim Filing Guide for the new Healthcare Reiumbursement Arrangement (HRA). All qualified participants will be receiving this mailing.






 








 






Congratulations:
Pipefitters Local 120 honored retirees and the 2013 graduating apprentice class at the annual Recognition Dinner this past October. Congratulations and Best Wishes to both groups!




 
  Turkey & Flu Shot Giveaway Event:
Local 120 held the annual
  turkey and flu shot giveaway event this past November. Many
  thanks to Union Eye Care, Ease at Work, Medical Mutual, PNC  
  and the Bogdahn Group, along with all the members who
  volunteered to make this event possible. Click here to see photos
  from the event. 












Pride and Safety: Two unfortunate incidents involving trade workers have recently sparked much attention locally and nationally. You can read a message here from the Insulators General President James Grogan regarding an incident at the Perry Nuclear Power Plant and another at a uranium processing plant in Illinois. His message is a good reminder about the importance of professionalism, quality work, and above all else, safety on the jobsite. The actions of a few can have serious consequences for many. Strive to make your Union proud at every job, every day; work like your job depends on it, because it does.




   Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund Beneficiary
   Designation:
If you haven't submitted your beneficiary designation form to
   the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund,
  you can print the form here. When completing the form, print in capital
   letters using only a black ink pen. Completed forms should be mailed to the
   Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund office at 103 Oronoco
   Street Alexandria, Virginia 22314-2047. If you have any questions, you can
   contact Charmelle at 1-800-638-7442 x4416.




  Check it out; Sign in:
Affiliated Construction Trades
  (ACT) Ohio has been established solely for the
  construction industry. ACT Ohio will provide accurate
  information to trades men and women across the state
  regarding legislative issues, right to work, prevailing
  wage laws, responsible contracting and many other important issues related to our industry. Marketing and public relations promoting our impact on public works projects and private construction will be instrumental towards educating the public of our service and value.

Take a moment, visit the ACT OHIO website, and scroll through the many benefits it has to offer.

Union members can register with ACT OHIO and win prizes like gas cards here.





     Hurricane Relief: Many members have inquired about how they

     can help our Brother and Sister UA members affected by Hurricane
     Sandy. General President Bill Hite sent a letter to all Local Unions
     requesting assistance. (Click here to read the letter) The UA has
     established an "Emergency Relief Fund" and is accepting personal
     donations. Donations can be made by check or online. Checks
     should be made payable to the "United Association Emergency Relief
     Fund" and mailed to: United Association Emergency Relief Fund,
     Three Park Place, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401.