News1-6-17 *** Send in Life Flight Apps by Feb15! ***
Life Flight is paid for by our existing UPTO funds. Life Flight is for you and your dependents as well. See Form. Life Flight Form Life Flight is networked with other providers and covers most of the northwest. See coverage area here > lifeflight.org For the few Southern Oregon Folks, (out of Life Flight coverage area) you can join Mercy Flights instead. Print out the form, fill it out and send it to Jack. > mercyflights.com Send by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Fax: 877-485-3974 by Mail: United Power Trades Organization PO Box 4729 West Richland, WA 993521-5-17 Project Reps - Reserve your room by Feb 7!It's time to start reserving our rooms for the annual training/general meeting. Most will need 3 nights ... Feb 28, March 1,2 (check out Mar 3rd). Please let me know if you are coming and what nights you will need a room. I will do the actual booking with the hotel. Please send e-mail to: email@example.com
12-8-16 General Meeting and Nominating Convention
Date and Time: March 3, 2017 Location: Red Lion Hotel 2525 N 20th Ave, Pasco, WA 99301. Members in good standing are eligible to nominate candidates for UPTO offices. Eligibility for office, in accordance with the UPTO Constitution is membership in good standing for a continuous period of one (1) year immediately preceding the election. Any member in good standing may propose additional provisions or amendments to the UPTO Constitution or Bylaws. Proposals must be submitted to the UPTO Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 January, 2017 so they may be published with the General Meeting agenda 30 days prior to the meeting as required by our UPTO Constitution. Proposed Constitutional amendments or additions must include the name of the person making the proposal, the number and wording of the old article in the UPTO Constitution or Bylaws, the proposed new wording of the article, and an explanation of the need for the proposed amendment or additional provision.12-5-16 ... Sad News
Claud Leinbach passed away this last weekend (Dec 2nd).
Jack - "For you that didn’t know him, he probably did more for this Union than anyone that’s ever been involved. The UPTO scholarship is named after him."
Arnie - "He was a true champion and probably the biggest reason our jobs were not contracted out in the 90's. God speed Claud."
Claud's service will be at the SH Funeral home in Sweet Home, Oregon on Saturday December
10th at 11 am.9-13-16 Scholarship ReminderUPTO Claud Leinbach Scholarship Program: Two $2,000 Scholarships, Requirements: High School Senior in Sept. 2016, 2.00 or Better Grade Point Average, Father, Mother, Grandparent or Guardian Must Be Member of UPTO for At Least One Year, Two Essays-One Union Related Topic and One Future Career Plans Related For Application E-mail: email@example.com Annual Training April 13, 14 and General Meeting April 15
Location: Eugene Hilton 66 E 6th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401 Phone: (541) 342-2000
If you are attending the UPTO Annual Training, please notify the UPTO Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) to book your room asap.
02.16.16 Congratulations to the UPTO/Claud Leinbach Scholarship Award winners for 2015, Toni Cloud, daughter of Lee Cloud (Little Goose) Sidra Matthias, daughter of James Matthias (Bonneville) and Whitney Anson, daughter of Patrick Anson (Chief Joseph) Students were asked to write an essay about The True Heroes of America today. Nice work! Students will recieve a plaque from their local VP after the General Meeeting as well as $1000 each through their first year of school. We wish you all the best in your future education and careers. Toni's Essay. Sidra's Essay. Whitney's Essay.
11/17/2015 Wage Survey Update
BPA are still waiting for their survey to be complete. BOR snake river plants are still negotiating, and Wage and Salary would rather wait for them to settle than to do a interim raise as it makes it a lot more complicated. I will inform everyone as soon as our survey is complete and a new schedule is signed. Thanks - Bret
08/26/2015 Wage Survey Update
BPA has not settled yet, one of their survey utilities is ratifying a contract, no estimate from them on time. BOR is split, Grand Coulee has new wages but the snake plants are still negotiating, they did estimate settling this fall. I asked Wage and Salary if they would consider an interim raise, ... We are waiting for their decision on that.
05/12/2015 Wage Survey Update
Bonneville Power Administration implemented a 1.55% partial wage adjustment (interim wage rate) because 2 of 6 utilities surveyed had not yet established wage rates for 2015. BPA stated they will calculate the final wage adjustment and implement retroactively when BPA receives the wage rates. Bureau of Reclamation's 3 locations are still in contract negotiations. Our POC stated that Columbia Cascade (formerly Upper Columbia) and Grand Coulee contracts should be settled sometime around June 1, 2015 and the Snake River contract should be settled sometime around July 1, 2015. The POC stated this is just a rough estimate and they do not know the exact dates.