Strengthen the ability of our open-shop competitors to manage projects with the skills of AU members and thus promote working conditions and our ability to ensure good collective agreements in the future. When workers regroup and vote in favour of union membership, they use their collective strength to ensure that they are treated and paid fairly by their employer and that their employment is safe. The principle is simple — together, employees are stronger than you as individuals. We had to allow many of our terms and conditions to take back control of that industry, and we had to start a rapid training program to replace members who left or were expelled. This allowed us to catch up with our market share and ensure 85-90% of all management, maintenance, distribution and renovation (Dig-up) work in Canada. In addition, we have many major pipeline projects in the future and we recently signed a five-year agreement that contains the highest base interest rate and benefits in Canada! Get rid of the names to rent in our rooms do just for all members so maybe the guys won`t skip the fence that will be sitting on the board watching the same guys go to work all the time, because he`s a relative or friends of the company manager etc. Also, SB54 forced non-union contractors to pay the same as union contractors and essentially equal competitive conditions for the AU. It is still a new bill that will come into force in 2014, but as I said, some contractors have already signed. Better for us, it has been done, the AU establishments make it far too difficult to come again, I have spoken to a few owners and they tell me that they really have no interest in hiring “the bank” as their always the same people, they prefer to look out, but the union makes it very difficult and creates unnecessary resistance for them to manage the business. The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 488 received its certificate in 1904.
Today, Local 488 has more than 10,000 members and is the busiest Aboriginal in North America when it comes to pipeline trade. The premises represent a number of construction trades: plumbers, pipe fitters, sprinkler sprinklers, welders and NCC technicians, cold and measurement. Local 488 is also heavily involved in supporting local communities through community service. To learn more about supply and demand… 488 currently has 60 WIG welder jobs on the board of directors… each of these closures will almost not pay what a Welder Rig can in a non-union store/mod at the yeald edmonton yard. So if they choose to do so, it is entirely within their rights as businessmen.