Newspaper Article: October 14, 2019


The next Union Meeting will be November 19, 2019 at the St. Georges Romanian Cultural Center located at, 18405 West Nine Mile Rd. Southfield MI 48075. At 7:00 PM.


Pipefitters Local 636 extends our deepest condolence to the family of Retiree Brother Booker Jarrett Jr. Booker passed away on October 13, 2019.


Any members in the Huron Valley School District that would like to help out with the Millage Election on November 6, 2019 please contact Sam Cadena @ 248-939-8636

Retiring  members should 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, then you will be charged a Reinstatement fee of $50 at the start of the month following that quarter. After 2 quarters go unpaid you will then be Expelled and have to be Re-Initiated and pay a $200 Re-Initiation 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

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 4:30 PM 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 6:00 PM

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.

Retirees Organization:

The next meeting will be held on Thursday November 21, 2019 at 11:30 am at the Elks club located at 2401 E. Fourth St. in Royal Oak (south of 11 Mile Rd. and west of I-75 service drive – next to Belle Tire). We invite all UA retirees and their spouses along with our widows to join us at our next meeting.  Dues are $12.00 per year, widow’s dues are zero.  A deli lunch is available for $6.00.

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