The Building Tradesman

Pipe Fitters Local 636


DETROIT – There will be a special Union meeting on November 17th and it will be at the same NEW LOCATION. Burton Manor in Livonia. 27777 Schoolcraft Rd. Livonia 48150. Masks required to enter and temperatures will be taken at the door. Meeting starts at 7:00pm. This meeting is for the purpose of The Reading of the 2019 Annual Financial Report


The December Union Meeting will be held on Dec. 15, 2020 this will be a regular meeting. It will be held at Burton Manor in Livonia, but there will NOT be an Annual Awards Banquet this year.


The Hall is now open to all foot traffic. Masks are REQUIRED. Dues payments or SUB transactions can still be done via email or by phone. SUB email is


The Pipefitters would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Brother Retiree Kenneth R. Erving who passed away September 18, 2020. The Celebration of Life for Kenneth R. Erving has been canceled.


CJ Harrison would like all our members to know that she is still available by phone during these uncertain times, she is working from home doing phone conferences which is still beneficial to all our members and their families. You can contact her @ 313- 580-6887.

The Retiree Association Meetings have been cancelled until further notice. The election has also been postponed until further notice. – President David Evans

UA password good thru December 31, 2020:


Vote Any member that is Retiring contact Benesys @ 248-813- 9800 for your Retirement paperwork or if you want to meet with the Financial Secretary Treasurer, please give him a 7 to 10 day notice so that he can get all of your paperwork in order.


Dues:If you do not pay your Dues by the end of each quarter, after 2 quarters go unpaid you will then be expelled and have to be re-initiated and pay a $200 reinitiation fee.

Defined Contribution Pension Plan: For those members who use the Voice Response Unit, VRU to obtain balance information and transfers funds in your Defined Contribution Pension, the number has changed. The new number for the VRU is 877- 410-9984. Plan provider number is 7526. 


You can now login to your Defined Contribution account on the Local’s website. Just click on the “Defined Contribution login here tab” and it will take you to the BeneSys login page. The Defined Contribution website is benesys. All inquiries.


Are you “Work Ready”? Have any of your safety modules expired? Is your Drug Test current? Check your report card at and if it is time for renewal call the Training Center 248-585-0636 and they will register you. Be “ready” when the calls come in. Safety modules and drug tests are paid for by the Contractors Association. WHEN YOU STAY CURRENT WITH YOUR SAFETY MODULES, DRUG TEST AND FIRST AID, YOU WILL QUALIFY FOR FUTURE BONUS PAYMENT’S.


Financial Planning: Call Jason May at Morgan Stanley 248- 258-1750 for assistance and consultation relating to your Defined Contribution Investments. He will help with a total financial plan if requested. Services are paid for by the Defined Contribution Pension Fund.


Recovery Support Group: Pipe Dreamers, a Peer Support Recovery group for ongoing recovery from substance abuse and addiction meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 4:30pm at the office of “Work Life Strategies” 26789 Woodward Avenue, Suite 3105, Huntington Woods 48070. Call 248-545-8301 for details or any questions you may have.


Also, a Relations/Divorce Support Group meet on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 6pm.


Worker Assistance Program: Work Life Strategies, LLC are available to our members and their families to provide personal counseling services and when needed, referral to other professionals. Call 248-545-8301 to talk to a counselor for issues relating to grief, alcohol and or drug addiction, bankruptcy, financial management, marital, depression, legal and family counseling. Consultations with Work Life Strategies are a service paid for by the Insurance Fund. Referrals to outside professionals, if needed, will be paid for according to the current health care plan benefits.

30100 Northwestern Highway. Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334. USA