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NEW LABOR UPDATES FOR LOCAL 98 PLUMBERS - EFFECTIVE JUNE 6, 2016

Follow this link to view the new labor updates.

Posted 7/20/2016


UA INDUSTRY DAY

Scheduled for Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
Click ths
link to access the flyer.

Posted 7/12/2016


NEW PLUMBER ALLOCATION INFORMATION

Follow this link to the notice.

Posted 7/6/2016


NEW PLUMBER ALLOCATION INFORMATION

Follow this link to the notice.

Posted 6/24/2016


NEW PLUMBER ALLOCATION - EFFECTIVE JUNE 6, 2016

This year the raise in the CBA is $0.90 for Unrestricted Work and $0.25 for SRC
Work and takes place as of the first shift on Monday, June 6, 2016.

At this point in time, the final allocation has not been determined but after
meeting this afternoon with the leadership of Local 98 it is known that NONEof
the money will be going to the taxable wages. Knowing this will allow you to
make out your payroll for the week beginning June 6, 2016. The taxable wage will
not change.

The entire $0.90 (or $0.25) will go into the fringe package.
If you pay your fringes on a weekly basis, please use the current fringe forms but
increase the amount for hours worked as of June 6, 2016 by the appropriate
amount.

If you have any further questions please contact Chris Freeman at (313) 341-7661 ext. 215

Posted 6/6/2016


NEW LABOR UPDATES FOR LOCAL 636 PIPEFITTERS - EFFECTIVE JUNE 6, 2016

Follow this link to view the new labor updates.

Posted 6/6/2016


A TENTATIVE AGREEMENT HAS BEEN REACHED BETWEEN THE MCA DETROIT AND LOCAL 636 NEGOTIATING TEAMS.

Follow this link to the notice.

Posted 5/29/2016


News 2015

APPROPRIATE HOLIDAY PAY RATES

Follow this link to the notice.

Posted 11/5/2015


NEW LABOR UPDATES FOR LOCAL 636 PIPEFITTERS - EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2015

Follow this link to view the new labor updates.

Posted 6/2/2015


NEW LABOR UPDATES FOR LOCAL 98 PLUMBERS - EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2015

Follow this link to view the new labor updates.

Posted 6/2/2015


REVISED SCHEDULE A TO THE NATIONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT

The National Service and Maintenance Agreement has been renewed for another five years (August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2020) with no changes. All contractors currently signed to the National Agreement will automatically be bound to the new Agreement.

You are not required to sign the new Agreement but if you would like to sign it, in order to have the most current version in your files, please contact Kim Fischetti-Hackett in UA HVAC Director Marty Naseef’s office at the UA at kimberlyh@uanet.org. She will send you two copies of the Agreement to sign and return to the UA. Once signed by the UA General President, she will return one fully executed copy to you.

The new Agreement can also be accessed from the MSCA website at www.msca.org/labor. All current Schedule A’s are being updated as well to correspond to the dates in the new Agreement.

We hope you will continue to utilize the many advantageous provisions in the National Agreement to help grow your service business. If you need any additional details, or have any further questions, please contact Barbara Dolim, MSCA Executive Director, at bdolim@mcaa.org.

To access revised Schedule A to the National Service and Maintenance
Agreement click here.

Posted 05/11/2015


UA / MSCA NATIONAL SERVICE & MAINTENENCE AGREEMENT

The current National Service and Maintenance Agreement between the UA and MSCA is in effect from August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2020. To access the agreement document click here.

Posted 05/11/2015


LAURA REYES KOPACK, J.D., HAS COFFEE WITH THE GOVERNOR

Detroit, MI –Laura Reyes Kopack of MCA Detroit speaks on skilled trades training opportunities at a roundtable meeting with Governor Rick Snyder, Hispanic leaders and SW Detroit community leaders hosted by State Rep. Harvey Santana at the Community Health and Social Services Center (CHASS) in Southwest Detroit. Click here for photo.

Posted 04/21/2015


SMACNA (SHEET METAL CONTRACTORS) METROPOLITAN DETROIT
IS ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE TO FULFILL THE ROLE OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

This position desires a minimum 4 year Bachelor’s Degree and at least 10 years working in the HVAC or Association industry.  (Construction Association experience is highly preferred).  Candidate must be strong and have experience in the following areas; public relations, meeting planning, labor relations, industry relations, governmental affairs, budgeting and financial management and Association Management administration.  Excellent communication, people skills and problem solving skills are required.  Candidate must be willing to travel 4-6 times annually. Full time position comes with excellent Salary, Car Allowance, Health Benefits, Vacation and 401K.  Send resume or email request for full job description at
smacnadresume@gmail.com

Posted 04/03/2015


NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE PIPEFITTERS

As of January 1, 2014, MCA Detroit took on the cost of MUST drug tests and Safety Modules
for 636 Journeymen, MES and MET. 

Due to this, there is no reason for any Pipefitter Employee to lapse in their MUST drug tests or Safety Modules.  Please authorize Employees to take their drug tests when appropriate so they are not precluded from their bonus. The bonus is to compensate Employees for doing the modules and drug tests on their own time and they are only eligible if they do not allow them to lapse. 

The 2012 Collective Bargaining Agreement provides that Active Pipefitter Journeymen, MES and MET can qualify for a twelve (12) hour wage bonus each year if all the conditions of “Ready-To-Work” status are met.  The following three components need to be “CURRENT” on their MUST Record AND there can be no lapses during the calendar year on any of the following:

Read more

Posted 04/01/2015


CHANGES TO THE NATIONAL MINIMUM STANDARD AGREEMENT
FOR A COMMERCIAL PIPE FABRICATION SHOP

To All MCA Detroit Employers who have signed the UA Yellow Label Agreement:
The National Pipe Fabrication Agreement has recently been modified. Please see the below attached letter to signatory employers as well as Exhibit 1 and Exhibit 2 information.

This change is effective March 1, 2015, so please review the documents attached.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact George Stuller, Chairman of the Labor Relations Committee (gstuller@msn.com) or
UA International Representative Mark Buss (markbuss@uanet.org).

Letter to signatory employers here.
Exhibit 1 here.
Exhibit 2 here.

Posted 03/16/2015


LAURA REYES KOPACK, J.D. OF MCA DETROIT RECEIVES SPIRIT OF DETROIT AWARD

Detroit, MI – Diversity focused Governmental Affairs and Community Relations Director Laura Reyes Kopack, J.D., of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Detroit received the Spirit of Detroit award on March 3, 2015, “in recognition of exceptional achievement, outstanding leadership and dedication to improving the quality of life” for Detroit residents by the City Council
of Detroit, Michigan.

For additional information, please access official press release here.

Posted 03/10/2015


News 2014

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM MUST REGARDING CONCENTRA COLLECTION SITES

Concentra continues to increase the cost of their collections with MUST/Alere. Consequently,
in an effort to minimize the expenses incurred by our Contractors, Owners, Unions and Associations, MUST is recommending that you send your employees to an alternate collection site. These are listed on the MUST website: https://www.mustbsafe.com/must/sms/public_collection_sites

For additional information, please access official MUST letter here.

Please call Theresa Green with any questions or concerns at 313-341-7661 ext. 210.

Posted 10/1/2014


LOCAL 98 ACTIVATE WELLNESS CENTER APPROVED AS A MUST DRUG TEST FACILITY

***NOW AVAILABLE***  Activate Healthcare is now approved as a MUST drug test facility. You can obtain your drug authorization form at the hall and take it upstairs to the clinic for your convenience.

Flu shots will be available in the very near future. A Facebook post and e-blast will be sent when they are offered.

For more info...

Posted 10/1/2014


FEDERAL OSHA ANNOUNCED NEW REQUIREMENTS

On September 11, 2014, federal OSHA announced new requirements for reporting severe injuries and updates for the list of industries exempt from recordkeeping requirements.  These new rules are effective in federal OSHA states on January 1, 2015.

States like Michigan operating their own OSHA program must promulgate standards which are at least as effective as the federal standards within six months of their publication in the Federal Register. Michigan intends to adopt the new federal rules by reference.

The new federal OSHA changes will require employers to file a detailed report within eight hours of fatal workplace accidents. read more...

Posted 10/1/2014


FABRICATION SHOP HOUR REPORTING CHANGES

Please below notice and sample spreadsheet, regarding fabrication shop hour reporting to UA, if you have signed the UA Yellow Label Agreement.

This change is taking effect as early as November 1, 2014, so please check to see if your company is listed with the UA database (see notice below for instruction).

Notice
Sample Spreadsheet

If you have any questions, please contact Chris Freeman at 313-341-7661 ext. 215 – email: cfreeman@mcadetroit.org or Theresa Green at 313-341-7661 ext. 210
email: tgreen@mcadetroit.org

Posted 10/1/2014


MULTIEMPLOYER PENSION REFORM CALL TO ACTION

As one of the most important issues to come our way in 2014, MCAA reported in their weekly National Update on an editorial written by United Association General Secretary - Treasurer Mark McManus explaining why Congress must vote in favor of the  Multiemployer Pension Reform Act. 
A copy of his editorial can be accessed by clicking this link

Use the following link: www.mcaa.org/advocacy
Once on this page click on the:1 advocacy campaign arrow.

Posted 10/1/2014


PIPEFITTER APPRENTICE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE CLOSED AS OF 8/9/2014

The pipefitter apprentice appication process will be closed as of 8/9/2014 until further notice.

Call 248.585.0636 for further details or
go to the Pipefitter Local 636 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 08/29/2014


PLUMBER APPRENTICE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE CLOSED AS OF 8/7/2014

The plumber apprentice appication process will be closed as of 8/7/2014 until further notice.

Call 248-585-1435 for further details or
go to the Plumber Local 98 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 07/23/2014


PIPEFITTER APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS PROCESSING OPENS TODAY

Pipefitter Apprenticeship Application process is opening July 1, 2014 through August 9, 2014.
Applications will be accepted Tuesday evenings from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM - 12 Noon

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Must have a valid driver license.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must appear in person to complete Application Form at the Pipefitter Local 636
    Training Center in Troy.

Call 248.585.0636 for further details or
go to the Pipefitter Local 636 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 07/1/2014


98 PLUMBERS HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Local 98 Insurance Fund participating members aware of the Open House that will be taking place on July 10, 2014, at the Plumbers’ Union Hall from 3PM - 7PM.
This open house is to welcome members and their families with a tour of the Activate Health & Wellness Center, a chance to meet the Wellness Center staff and children’s activities. Food will also be provided.

This is a top shelf benefit and all participating members should be encouraged to take full advantage of the services provided.

Click here for flyer.

Posted 07/1/2014


NEW 98 PLUMBERS HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER IS OPEN

The Activate Health and Wellness Center is now open, located on the second floor of the Plumbers Local 98 Union Hall. With a focus on improving and enhancing quality of life, the Health & Wellness Center is dedicated to serving plumber employees and their covered dependents.

To reach the Health & Wellness Center call 248.268.4477 to schedule an appointment.

Wellness Center Address: 555 Horace Brown Dr., Suite 200 • Madison Heights, MI 48071
Telephone Number: 248-268-4477 Fax Number: 248-268-4478 

Website: http://www.activatehealthcare.com/local98/default.html

Frequently asked questions link:
http://www.activatehealthcare.com/local98/Frequently-Asked-Questions.html

Poster for print click here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the 98 Insurance Fund Office
at (248) 813-9800

Posted 6/16/2014


PIPEFITTER APPRENTICES AVAILABLE FOR WORK TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014

10 new Construction Pipefitter Apprentices will be ready and available for work Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Follow this link for specifics.

Call the hall at 248.538.6636 or Kevin Carden's cell at 248.939.3636 for further details.

Posted 06/4/2014


NEW PLUMBER AGREEMENT
5 year agreement (new rates effective 1st shift Monday, June 2, 2014)

    As of this morning, MCA and Local 98 have both ratified a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).  Highlights are as follows:

    • 5 year agreement (new rates effective 1st shift Monday, June 2, 2014)
      • Raises for Building Trades Journeyman work are $1.35, $1.05, $0.90, $0.90, $0.90
        • Allocation of $1.35 = $1.05 to Defined Benefit Pension (DB), $0.15 to Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), $0.15 to Dues
      • Raises for SRC work are $1.00, $0.35, $0.25, $0.25, $0.25
        • Allocation of $1.00 = $0.50 to DB, $0.50 to HRA
      • Raises for Apprentices are $1.00, $0.25, $0.25, $0.25, $0.25
        • Allocation of $1.00 = $0.50 to Insurance Fund, $0.50 to HRA
    • Vacation & Holiday (V&H) follows the overtime rate
      • No more Double Time on V&H hours when working 1-1/2 Time
      • Savings of $2/hour on BTJ work when working 1-1/2 Time
      • Savings of $0.50/hour on SRC work when working 1-1/2 Time
    • Individual SUB accounts start June 2015
      • (current SUB program continues unchanged)
    • Bonuses allowed for all SRC work
    • Apprentices encouraged to develop habit of life-long learning with incentives for taking extra training
      • $1.00/hour over their applicable wage when actively using the following certificate(s)/license(s)
        • Backflow or Cross Connection
        • Plumbing License
        • Medical Gas
        • Welding Certifications UA-1, UA-21, UA-22 and UA-41
    • Increased Apprentice Employability
      • Language regarding a maximum of 1 Apprentice per 3 Journeyman removed from CBA
      • Apprentices must be under the supervision of a licensed Journeyman on the job site
    • Freedom to Work is effective as of June 1, 2014 for work under the local agreement
      • Union Security language removed from the CBA

If you would like clarification or more details on any of the items above, please contact:

Chris Freeman AT (313) 341-7661 x215 - cfreeman@mcadetroit.org

or
Carl Evans at (313) 341-7661 x216 - cevans@mcadetroit.org

Posted 5/30/2014


NEW LABOR UPDATES FOR 636 PIPEFITTERS - EFFECTIVE JUNE 2, 2014

Follow this link to view the new labor updates for 636 Pipefitters.

Posted 5/27/2014


LATEST YELLOW LABEL AGREEMENT REVISIONS

The revisions deal with the fabrication of comfort heating and air conditioning and domestic plumbing for projects that are “100% all union for the mechanical work.” (See point 3 of GP Hite’s letter.)
To view related documents follow below links.

PF Agreement Appendix C-BM IR VP.pdf

PFI UA New Paragraph 7 a b and c (5_7_2014).doc

APPENDIX C PARAGRAPH 7 ADDENDUM.pdf

Posted 5/9/2014


NOTICE TO ALL 636 PIPEFITTER EMPLOYERS
Effective starting January 1, 2014

IARF Trustees have approved the payment of all MUST drug tests and MUST Safety Modules via the IARF for active 636 pipefitter journeymen, MES and MET.  Please follow the instructions below for reimbursement of past payments beginning January 1, 2014 and to insure that you are not billed in the future. Effective date, 1/1/2014.

  • When you initiate a drug test on the MUST website, there is a field called “Bill To” and you will click on a dropdown menu and then click on “Pipefitters Local 636 Drug Fund”. Then invoices will be sent to BeneSys for reimbursement to MUST for the drug test.
  • If you, the Employer, have already paid Alere Toxicology for past invoices, include a copy of your payment and BeneSys will send reimbursement directly to you, the Employer. If you need copies of Alere's invoices you can email Jean DeRoche from Alere Toxicology at: Jean.DeRoch@Alere.com and include Employer account number, and she will send the invoices to you.
  • When you receive your monthly invoice from Pure Safety for the 18 MUST Safety Modules, forward it onto Shari McDonough at BeneSys for payment via email, fax or conventional mail see contact info below.
  • To be reimbursed for past Pure Safety invoices, submit a copy of the invoice, a list of the pipefitters covered by the invoice, the number of modules they completed and a copy of the check sent when you paid the invoice to Shari McDonough of BeneSys . Do not include plumbers in your employ or pipefitter apprentices.

Submit all forms to:
Sharyl McDonough
Plan Associate
BeneSys, Inc. (east coast)
700 Tower Drive  Suite 300
Troy MI  48098
(248) 813-9800 x3393 (248) 813-9898 fax 
shari.mcdonough@benesysinc.com

Questions:  call Theresa Green 313-341-7661 ext. 210 or Chris Freeman at 313-341-7661 x 215.

Posted 5/1/2014


98 PLUMBER AND 636 PIPEFITTER WAGE REDUCTION LIMITS NOTICE

Developed by BeneSys and approved by the Fund Attorney. The limits are subject to change on an annual basis to coorespond to the IRS limits issued each year. Any questions should be directed to the fund office at (248) 641-4988 or (866) 646-8919

Go to Pipefitter or Plumber information page on MCA Detroit website to access notice.

Posted 4/28/2014


PIPEFITTER APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS PROCESSING IS OPENING

Pipefitter Apprenticeship Application process is opening July 1, 2014 through August 9, 2014.
Applications will be accepted Tuesday evenings from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM and Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM - 12 Noon

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Must have a valid driver license.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must appear in person to complete Application Form at the Pipefitter Local 636
    Training Center in Troy.

Call 248.585.0636 for further details or
go to the Pipefitter Local 636 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 04/14/2014


News 2013


FASB REQUIREMENT TO PROVIDE FOOTNOTES ON FINANCIAL STATEMENTS REGARDING WITHDRAWAL LIABILITY

Link to the MCAA FASB information page

Link to access FASB Disclosure Table Excel Worksheet

Link to access FASB FAQ and Guidance
Included in the above linked FAQ and Guidance document you will find the FASB’s requirements of a footnote on an Employer’s financial statements in regards to Withdrawal Liability.
The following FAQ’s could be of particular interest:

Posted 10/1/2013


NATIONAL FABRICATION AGREEMENT LETTER FROM UA GENERAL PRESIDENT WILLIAM HITE TO BUSINESS MANAGERS

Follow this link to view letter.

Posted 10/1/2013


NEW LABOR UPDATES FOR 98 PLUMBERS - EFFECTIVE JUNE 3, 2013

Follow this link to view the new labor updates for 98 Plumbers.

Posted 5/24/2013


NEW LABOR UPDATES FOR 636 PIPEFITTERS - EFFECTIVE JUNE 3, 2013

Follow this link to view the new labor updates for 636 Pipefitters.

Posted 5/24/2013


NEW DISMISSAL FORM FOR PIPEFITTER EMPLOYEES

May 23, 2013 the Pipefitter Employee Dismissal Form was updated and approved by both union and management. This is the only form you should use and is only to be used when an employee is NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REHIRE.

Follow this link to access and download.

Posted 5/24/2013


News 2012


COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT RATIFIED

The 2012-2016 Collective Bargaining Agreement between Local 636 and
MCA Detroit Employers has been ratified by the Union and Management.
See Summary of the Agreement changes here.

Posted 11/15/2012


HOLIDAY PAY SCHEDULE NOTICE REMINDER

Follow this link to Holiday Pay Schedule Notice.

Posted 11/15/2012


REMINDER...

In 2011 the Employee Dismissal Form was updated and approved by both union and management. At that time, it was agreed that the form would only be used when the employee was “Not Eligible for Rehire”.

Many contractors are still using the old form. The new form can be found on our website at mcadetroit.org.  Click on Plumbers or Pipefitters under “Labor” in the left column.  Then go to Standard for Excellence under the 2011 Wage Update Section, on the bottom left. The form can be printed from the website and faxed to Benesys, MCA Detroit and either the plumbers or pipefitters.  Or if you wish to have forms mailed to you, please give us a call at 313-341-7661.

Posted 11/15/2012


PLUMBER APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS PROCESSING IS OPEN

The last day for the application process for individuals to be tested in January 2013 is
Thursday, November 29, 2012. Applications will continue to be accepted after that date
for a later undetermined testing date.

Call 248.585.0636 for further details or
go to the PLUMBER LOCAL 98 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 11/15/2012


POTENTIAL JOBS REPORT

Please follow this link for the National UA Potential Jobs Report.

Posted 07/3/2012


2012 NEGOTIATON UPDATE

Please follow this link for 2012 Negotiation Updates, including but not limited to, Proposals, Negotiation Data and a means of providing feedback.

Please feel free to contact Carl Evans, x 216, Chris Freeman, x 215 or
Molly Forward, x 204 at the association office with any questions or concerns. (313-341-7661)

Posted 06/27/2012


EMPLOYER NOTICE REGARDING MCA DETROIT / PIPEFITTER LOCAL 636 NEGOTIATOINS

NOTICE
Pipefitting Contractor Update
On May 31, union and management agreed to extend the current contract until
midnight July 9, 2012.

Your management negotiating committee has steadfastly communicated the needs of all
MCA Detroit contractors, stressing the economic issues that plague our industry after yearly
raises over the past four years, while other unions took cuts or freezes. Both service and construction contractors have stressed our need for relief.

Other issues contained in management’s proposal deal with overtime language for both construction and service, an individual union member ballot to determine the future of the SUB Fund and the creation of a Market Preservation Committee to discuss the future of the defined benefit and defined contribution funds as well as any unresolved negotiation issues.
  
During the next week to ten days, facts presented by management during negotiations
will be posted on our website:  www.mcadetroit.org.

Please feel free to contact Carl Evans, x 216, Chris Freeman, x 215 or
Molly Forward, x 204 at the association office with any questions or concerns. (313-341-7661)

Posted 06/6/2012


EMPLOYER NOTICE REGARDING MCA DETROIT / PIPEFITTER LOCAL 636 NEGOTIATOINS

NOTICE
The Agreement between MCA and Pipefitters Local 636 has been extended through July 9, 2012. Both parties have agreed to continue meeting in an effort to reach an agreement. 
Until a new agreement is reached, all wages and conditions of work remain the same.

If you have any questions please contact Carl Evans or Chris Freeman at 313-341-7661.

Posted 06/1/2012


REMINDER...

In 2011 the Employee Dismissal Form was updated and approved by both union and management. At that time, it was agreed that the form would only be used when the employee was “Not Eligible for Rehire”.

Many contractors are still using the old form. The new form can be found on our website at mcadetroit.org.  Click on Plumbers or Pipefitters under “Labor” in the left column.  Then go to Standard for Excellence under the 2011 Wage Update Section, on the bottom left. The form can be printed from the website and faxed to Benesys, MCA Detroit and either the plumbers or pipefitters.  Or if you wish to have forms mailed to you, please give us a call at 313-341-7661.

Posted 05/18/2012


ATTENTION DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL CONTRACTORS

DPS SCHOOL BOND CONTRACTOR PAYMENT SUMMIT SET
Please see letter at link below from CAM President, Kevin Koehler regarding CAM's efforts to assist contractors to get paid for work on the DPS School Bond Projects. A meeting of contractors and DPS officials has been set for February 21, 2012, to outline the DPS School Bond Projects payment process and the steps needed to move the process forward.

Plan to attend a Contractor/DPS Summit on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 1:00pm
at the Harris Building, 3700 Pulford near Mack & Mt. Elliot in Detroit

Click this link for more information

Posted 02/14/2012


PIPEFITTER APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS PROCESSING IS CLOSED

The Local 636 Pipefitter Training Center
Has Stopped Accepting Apprenticship Applications
As Of January 10, 2012

Call 248.585.0636 for further details or
go to the Pipefitter Local 636 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 01/13/2012


News 2011


NEW PLUMBER CONTRACT - Effective: June 28, 2011 - May 31, 2014

NEW MEMORANDUMS and contract also posted on the Plumber Page

Posted 12/29/2012


CHANGE IN THE ALLOCATION FOR 636 JOURNEYMEN

Effective First shift Monday morning, October 31, 2011
The parties agreed to re-allocate $1.00 from the SUB Fund to the
Active Insurance Fund for Journeyman.

THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THE TAXABLE AMOUNT OR
IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF THE PACKAGE.

Unless your payroll system tracks the amount which goes into each
non-taxable fringe you should NOT have to make any changes to your payroll system.

Updated Allocation Schedule

Posted 12/5/2011


HOLIDAY PAY SCHEDULE NOTICE

Follow this link to Holiday Pay Schedule Notice
Clarification for above notice.

Posted 11/22/2011


PLUMBER APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS

98 TRAINING CENTER WILL START TO TAKE APPLICATIONS ON SEPT 1, 2011
On Tuesday-Thursday between the hours of 8:00AM-10:30AM and 12:00PM-2:30PM

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Must have a valid driver license.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must appear in person to complete Application Form at the Plumbing Industry Training Center: 1911 Ring Drive, Troy, MI 48083

Call 248.585.1435 for further details or
go to the Plumbers Local98 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 09/02/2011


NEW PLUMBER CONTRACT

The new Plumber contract is being generated and will be posted here
as well as on the
Plumber Page.

Posted 7/20/2011


PLUMBER WAGE UPDATE

Plumber Local 98 (click each link)
Wage Update - BTJ Journeyperson Rate - SRC Journeyperson Rate - Applicant
Apprentice - Metal Trades Division Plumber - Working Principal
Summer Worker -
Summer Residential Worker

Effective first shift Monday morning, June 27, 2011.

Posted 7/1/2011


PIPEFITTER APPRENTICESHIP APPLICATIONS

636 TRAINING CENTER WILL START TO TAKE APPLICATIONS ON JULY 5 FROM 4PM-6PM:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Must have a valid driver license.
  • Must have high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Must appear in person to complete Application Form at the Pipefitter Local 636
    Training Center in Troy.

Call 248.585.0636 for further details or
go to the Pipefitter Local 636 TRAINING CENTER website.

Posted 06/23/2011


PIPEFITTER WAGE UPDATE

Pipefitter Local 636 (click each link)
Wage Update - Journeyperson - Working Principal - Apprentice - Pre-Apprentice
Mechanical Equipment Serviceman
- Mechanical Equipment Tradesman

Effective first shift Monday morning, June 6, 2011.
See updated fringe forms.

Posted 5-27-2011


News 2010


PLUMBER MOU

Plumbers Local 98 Memorandum of Understanding (click for MOU)

An MOU was signed between the Mechanical Contractors Association of Detroit and Plumbers Local No. 98 on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, regarding allocation of contributions.
Please read MOU for details.

Posted 10-13-10


PIPEFITTER MOU & WAGE UPDATE

Pipefitters Local 636 Memorandum of Understanding (click for MOU)
Pipefitter Local 636 Journeyperson & Working Principal Wage Update (click each link)

Effective first shift Monday morning, September 27, 2010.
Updated fringe forms will be available shortly.

Posted 9-28-10


IMPORTANT NOTICES REGARDING

Pipefitters Local 636 Online Employer Remittance Website (click for notice)
Plumbers Local 98 Online Employer Remittance Website (click for notice)

Effective July 28, 2010, the option to submit an electronic check with your Fringe Benefit Report will be temporarily unavailable. Employers are encouraged to continue submitting your Fringe Benefit Reports using the Employer Web site and mail a check for payment. Simply follow the directions on the screen to print an invoice and submit your check for payment.

For questions or concerns, call the Fund office at (248) 813-9800.

Posted 8-3-10


ATTENTION PLUMBING PAYROLL DEPARTMENTS

The July 9, 2010 issue of the Building Tradesman mistakenly states that the entire $1.95 for Local 98 Unrestricted Journeymen is to be paid to wages retro to June 7, 2010. The $1.95 is to be allocated to the fringe package as of June 7, 2010 just as it would have been if the negotiations had not taken place.

Another question which has been asked recently is in regard to Apprentice Wages and the Vacation & Holiday. The Blue “Wallet Cards” that Local 98 printed after the 2009 Allocation contained a mistake on the Apprentice Wages. Please follow the Wages and Fringes as shown on the Labor Update as the Labor Update is signed by both Labor and Management and therefore has the agreed upon allocation.

If you have any questions regarding the allocation or the Labor Update, please contact Chris Freeman cfreeman@mcadetroit.org or Carl Evans cevans@mcadetroit.org via email or phone (313) 341-7661.

Click here for the fax sent out 7-12-10

Posted 7-13-10


ATTENTION PAYROLL DEPARTMENTS AND EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE LOCAL 98 PLUMBERS

The negotiations with Local 98 are over. The members of Local 98 did not ratify the tentative agreement at their meeting on June 28, 2010. Due to this, the current CBA will remain in effect. The allocation of the $1.95 for Unrestricted Journeymen went into effect as of the first shift Monday morning, June 7, 2010.

The allocation approved by the membership included a wage increase which will also be effective as of the first shift Monday morning, June 7, 2010. Please calculate the amount necessary to make your Employees whole, as of this date and place it in a paycheck which they will receive by the end of the week ending July 9, 2010.

The new fringe forms which will be available online and sent out via fax and e-mail tomorrow should be used for all hours worked since the first shift Monday morning, June 7, 2010.

If you have any questions regarding the allocation or this Labor Update please feel free to contact Chris Freeman at cfreeman@mcadetroit.org or Carl Evans at cevans@mcadetroit.org
at MCA Detroit (313) 341-7661.

Click here for the wage update package; click here for the fringe forms.

Posted 7-1-10


ATTENTION PAYROLL DEPARTMENTS AND EMPLOYERS WHO HIRE LOCAL 98 PLUMBERS

We have a Tentative Agreement with Local 98 and they have scheduled a ratification meeting for the evening of Monday, June 28, 2010 at the Plumber’s Hall.  The increase for this year is $1.95 whether the Tentative Agreement  is ratified or not.  At this time we are unable to provide the final details for the allocation of the $1.95.  We will provide full details regarding the vote of the members of Local 98, the scheduling of our own vote and the Allocation of the $1.95 by Wednesday, June 30, 2010.  Be aware that the $1.95 increase went into effect as of the first shift Monday, June 7, 2010.

If you have any questions please contact
Chris Freeman or Carl Evans at MCA Detroit (313) 341-7661.

Posted: 6-24-10


STATUS OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH LOCAL 98

Both sides have worked tirelessly throughout the entire Memorial Day Weekend and late into the night last night.  At this point in time, scheduling conflicts prevent either side from meeting again for negotiations until the week of June 14.

At this time the negotiated $1.95 increase for Plumbers is NOT to be paid starting on June 7, 2010. Neither side currently foresees negotiations breaking down, but anything is always possible. If negotiations were to break down then the current contract would take effect and the $1.95 would be owed as of June 7, 2010. Please keep this in mind. It is the position of the bargaining parties that we will not let this go past the end of the month.

Please continue to check our website www.mcadetroit.org or call the office and
speak to Carl Evans or Chris Freeman for further negotiation updates.

Posted: 6-3-10


ATTENTION PAYROLL DEPARTMENTS

Payment of May 2010 Fringes and the new Pipefitter Wage allocation.
The rates take effect as of First Shift Monday, June 7, 2010.

2010 Pipefitters Wage Update

During this time of year when the fringe rates change, Employers are sometimes obliged to submit two sets of fringe forms for June. One set for the partial week at the beginning of June that is at the May rate and another set that is at the new fringe rate. This June will require one set for the week beginning first shift Monday, May 31 and one set for the last three weeks of June at the new allocation.

Another option to avoid two fringe forms for June. If you are able to submit ONE fringe form which covers the time period from the beginning of your May fringe report through Sunday June 6, 2010, within the normal reporting time line for fringe reports and contributions, the 15th of the month, please do so. If you need more time however:

For this one time
For hours worked in May 2010 and including hours worked through Sunday, June 6, 2010 BeneSys is willing to do what is necessary to extend the deadline of Tuesday, June 15, 2010 to Monday, June 21, 2010 for submission of fringes and reports. Please note that this extension is not available unless the hours go through June 6.

If you have any questions about the Labor Update please contact
Chris Freeman or Carl Evans at MCA Detroit (313) 341-7661.

Posted 6-1-10


MEMO TO MCA DETROIT CONTRACTORS

Negotiations continue with Plumbers Local 98.

Please use the current wage and fringe package (June 2009-May 2010)
until you receive notification otherwise.

Labor and management continue long hours of good faith bargaining in an effort to make modifications to the agreement that will make us more competitive and increase hours.

CAUTION ! !
Be aware that should these negotiations break down, you will be liable to make up the $1.95 previously negotiated increase. The duration of this negotiation is currently limited to a maximum of three weeks into the new pay period.

We will update you again next week.
Posted: 5-28-10


REFERENCE: ALLOCATION UPDATE FOR UA LOCALS 636 AND 98

Local 636: As many of you know, we approached 636 to give us relief on the negotiated increase to help preserve our dwindling union customer base. Local 636 has decided to deny our request.

The new pay rate will commence for all hours worked from the first shift Monday, June 7, 2010. We are currently meeting with 636 to produce this year's "Wage Update".
We hope to have it available for you by Friday of this week.

Local 98: We have entered into negotiations to modify and extend the current collective bargaining agreement with 98. If these negotiations break down the current agreement increase will stand and could be implemented as early as June 7, 2010. That is, with the first shift Monday, June 7, 2010.

We will give you an update on this Local 98 situation Friday, May 28, 2010.
Posted: 5-26-10


News 2009


REGARDING SUPERVISION WAGES
For those who received the wage update from Local 636, please be aware that the “suggested” supervision wages ARE NOT part of our Collective Bargaining Agreement.  Please note that the Labor Updates which were sent to you by our office on Monday, June 1, 2009, have both Labor and Employer signatures on them and contain ALL the rates which Employers are obligated to pay.

Please notify our office if you receive pressure in any form to pay the “suggested” supervision rates.
Posted: 6-5-09


PIPEFITTERS 2009 FRINGE FORMS
Click here for the new fringe benefits forms
Posted: 6-4-09

PLUMBERS 2009 WAGE UPDATE
Click here for the June 2009 wage update
Posted: 6-3-09

PIPEFITTERS 2009 WAGE UPDATE
Click here for the June 2009 wage update
Posted: 6-1-09

News 2008


CONTRACTORS RATIFY TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
On Friday, July 25, 2008, the Contractors ratified the Tentative Agreement with Pipefitters Local 636.
Posted: 7-30-08 - 9:35 am

PIPEFITTING CONTRACTORS/ PAYROLL DEPARTMENTS
Click here for a meeting notice faxed to all Contractors employing Pipefitters.
An Employer Ratification meeting is set for Friday, July 25, 2008, 7:30 am at the MCA Detroit offices.

SHOULD the Agreement be ratified by the Contractors, the
new allocation will take effect beginning with the first shift on Monday, July 28, 2008.

The Tentative Agreement contains retroactivity back to Monday, June 30, 2008. The retroactive $1.90 raise will be paid in the Employee's check for all hours worked since the first shift on Monday, June 30, 2008.
Posted: 7-23-08 - 2:40 pm


PIPEFITTERS RATIFY TENTATIVE AGREEMENT
This morning,  Wednesday, July 23, 2008, Pipefitters Local 636 membership ratified the Tentative Agreement by an approximate margin of 6 to 1.

The Tentative Agreement is a 4 year contract calling for $1.90, $1.90, $1.95 and $2.05.

Per 636 Business Manager Frank Wiechert, the following is the allocation for the $ 1.90:

$  .25

 

to the DC

.17

 

to the Insurance

.08

 

to the Targeting Fund (Dues)

$1.05

 

to Wages

.25

 

to the V&H

.05

 

to the Retiree/Widow

.05

 

to the International Training Fund

 

 

 

 $1.90

 

Total change in package

Details will follow as they become available.
Posted: 7-23-08 - 2:00 pm


CONTRACT SETTLEMENT ANNOUNCED
As of 1:30 AM on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, the negotiation committees for Pipefitters Local 636 and MCA Detroit reached a Tentative Agreement. The Agreement has the full support of the Local 636 Negotiation Committee and will be presented to the membership of Local 636 at 8:00 AM this morning. We will be in contact soon regarding a ratification meeting for Pipefitter Employers, details on allocation, fringe forms and details of the Tentative Agreement.
Posted: 7-23-08 - 8:40 am

Click here for a letter sent to Pipefitters Local 636 membership on Friday, July 18, 2008 to clarify and respond to points that Local 636 made on its website regarding the current contract negotiations.
Posted: 7-18-08 - 4:05 pm

PIPEFITTING CONTRACTORS
Click here to view an important notice of a Contractor Meeting
scheduled for Monday, July 21, 2008.

Posted: 7-16-08 - 12:00 pm

Click here for a letter sent to Pipefitters Local 636 membership on Saturday, July 12, 2008.
Posted: 7-11-08 - 7:30 pm

Click here for the total proposal presented to Pipefitters Local 636 on Thursday, July 10, 2008.
Posted: 7-11-08 - 7:25 pm

Plumber fringe forms are now available and posted on our web site.
Click here to access the new fringe forms.

Posted: 7-9-08 - 11:20 am

The Plumbers contract agreement was ratified by MCA Detroit Contractors at a 5:00 pm meeting held July 8, 2008 at the MCA Detroit offices. The retroactive wages are due by July 17, 2008. The retroactive fringes are due by July 22, 2008.

Pipefitter negotiations continue. A negotiation meeting is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday, July 9, 2008, and a second meeting is scheduled for the morning of Thursday, July 10, 2008.
Posted: 7-9-08 - 11:20 am


PLUMBING CONTRACTORS
Click here for a message sent to all Plumbing Contractors.

Posted: 7-7-08 - 3:03 pm


MCA Detroit and Pipefitters Local 636 continue to negotiate daily
by phone and through our attorneys.

Posted: 7-7-08 - 1:50 pm

PLUMBING CONTRACTORS / PAYROLL DEPARTMENTS
Click here for the 2008 Plumbers Wage Update.
Fringe forms will be posted as soon as they become available.

Posted: 7-3-08 - 12:30 pm

PLUMBING CONTRACTORS / PAYROLL DEPARTMENTS
Click here for an UPDATED message regarding Unrestricted Plumber Journeyman and
Apprentice wages and fringes reporting.
Posted: 7-2-08 - 5:10 pm


PLUMBING CONTRACTORS
Please provide the following notice to your Payroll department:
The agreement between MCA Detroit and Local 98 is retroactive on wages and fringes to June 2, 2008.  Due to the ratification taking place so close to the end of the month, the bargaining parties have agreed to extend the deadline for June 2008 fringes by one week. 

The new due date for June 2008 fringes is July 22, 2008.
Posted: 7-2-08 - 2:10 pm


The Employer ratification vote is scheduled for Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at 5 pm.
We are currently working with Local 98 to finalize the allocation in order to produce the Labor Updates for your payroll departments.  In the next day or two they will be finalized and we will begin sending them out via fax and e-mail, as well as posting them on our website.
Assuming the Employers ratify the agreement, the new CBA payroll should start by July 10, 2008 or at the latest, July 17, with a retro payment to June 2, 2008.  We are requesting an extension of the fringe contribution submission dead line and will notify you by Wednesday, July 2, 2008 if we are successful.
Posted: 7-1-08 - 8:40 am


Click here for a notice sent to Plumbing Contractors on Monday, June 30, 2008.
Posted: 6-30-08 - 4:50 pm


Click here for a letter sent by Carl Evans to the Membership of Local 636.
PLEASE NOTE: This letter contains an error by stating that a Pipefitter ratification meeting
has been set for Monday, June 30, 2008. No ratification meeting has been called for.

Posted: 6-27-08 - 2:00 pm


CONTRACT SETTLEMENT ANNOUNCED
At 5:15 pm, on Thursday, June 26, 2008, Labor and Management came to a contract agreement which was presented to Plumbers Local 98 Membership immediately. Within an hour, Local 98 Membership ratified a 3 year contract consisting of $1.85, $1.90, $1.95, 8 hours of training per year for each Active Member and the UA Standard of Excellence.
More details will follow.
Posted: 6-27-08 - 8:40 am


Click here for "A candid discussion on Detroit".
Posted: 6-26-08 - 1:45 pm

Local 98 has set a ratification meeting for Thursday evening, June 26th, as a result of Management and Labor negotiations that occurred on Tuesday, June 24th, in an effort to come to an agreement. MCA’s proposal was reviewed, questions were asked and both groups caucused. Local 98 came back with a proposal, presented it, questions were asked and the meeting broke up for the evening. Labor and Management will meet again today, June 25th, at 1:00 pm.
Posted: 6-25-08 - 9:00 am


BEWARE: MESSAGE to contractors, who employ pipefitters, regarding interim agreements.
Posted: 6-24-08 - 12:05 pm


Management will meet with Local 636 representatives on Friday, June 27, at 2:00 pm to continue contract negotiations.
Posted: 6-24-08 - 12:00 pm


Management will meet with Local 98 representatives on Tuesday, June 24, at 3:00 pm to continue contract negotiations.
Posted: 6-23-08 - 8:30 am

URGENT: MESSAGE to Contractors who employ pipefitters.
Posted: 6-19-08 - 2:45 pm

For your information:
Click here for Flint UA Local 370 contract changes.
Posted: 6-19-08 - 2:45 pm


For your information:
Click here for language changes in Kalamazoo UA Local 357 contract.

Posted: 6-19-08 - 11:50 am


On Friday, June 6 and Monday, June 9, Local 636 and MCA met regarding the most recent proposal presented by Management. Despite the tough economic times our customers and the Michigan economy are facing, Management presented a proposal with raises equivalent to UA Local 190, other construction trades in the Detroit area and around the state of Michigan. In this market the question is “When our customers are doing everything they can to cut costs, how much of a raise are our customers willing to accept prior to looking to other alternatives?”

For your information:
Ann Arbor Local 190 three-year contract calls for $ 1.75, $ 1.65 and $1.70.
Posted: 6-17-08 - 10:50 am


Management met with Local 636 representatives today, Monday, June 16, at 3:00 pm to continue contract negotiations.
Posted: 6-16-08 - 4:45 pm

For your information:
Kalamazoo UA Local 357 ratified their contract, Thursday, June 12, 2008, for $ 1.30 for 3 years. Wording changes will follow when they become available.
Posted: 6-13-08 - 4:15 pm


For your information:
Ann Arbor UA Local 190 ratified their contract agreement on Monday, June 9, 2008.
Click here to view a copy of the language changes agreed to.

Posted: 6-11-08 - 2:00 pm


Management met with Local 98 representatives for four hours on Tuesday, June 10, 2008. Under discussion was industry market conditions and other contract settlements in our area. Due to Labor attending a pipe trades conference through the rest of this week, no further negotiation meetings with Local 98 have been scheduled.
Posted: 6-11-08 - 9:10 am

Management met with Local 636 representatives the morning of June 9, 2008. No agreement was reached at that time. Due to Labor attending a pipe trades conference through the rest of this week, no further negotiation meetings have been scheduled.

Management will be meeting with Local 98 representatives today (6-10-08).
Posted: 6-10-08 - 10:45 am


Management presented a proposal to Pipefitters Local 636 representatives at 5:00 pm
(6-4-08). Labor caucused to review the proposal and the meeting ended.
Posted: 6-5-08


MCA Detroit met with Pipefitters Local 636 representatives today (6-3-08).
Negotiations will continue tomorrow (6-4-08) at 3:00 pm.
Posted: 6-3-08

Click here for a Letter to Employees
Posted: 6-3-08

Click here for a Letter to Employers (5-30-08)
Posted: 6-3-08

NO NEGOTIATION NEWS AT THIS TIME
Posted: 5-30-08


 

 

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