Appropriation of the June 1, 2018 Increase to be Held at the May Meeting

Appropriation of the negotiated $1.10 increase in the Local 495 Collective Bargaining Agreement will be held at the May 1, 2018 Union Meeting.

The negotiated increase has a stipulation that $0.10 will go to the Market Recovery.  Please plan to attend the May meeting if you would like a voice and vote in where the remaining increase will go.



Monthly Dues Now Due!

Anyone owing a months dues should contact the Union Office (740) 439-3623 before 3 p.m. on Monday April 30th.  If you are not sure if you owe dues or not please do not hesitate to either call the Hall or e-mail Heather at to find out.

It is much easier to keep your dues up monthly and avoid getting into arrears and possibly in danger of a reinstatement fee.  The office is willing to work with you as we are fully aware the work situation has been bad for the last few years, however if you do not communicate with us we cannot determine what your situation is and what you would like to do.  Do not hesitate to contact the office at any time.


Good Luck #495 Apprentices in the Ohio Pipe Trades Competition!

Good luck to the following Local #495 apprentices who are competing in the Ohio Pipe Trades Competition which happens to be being held at the Cambridge Hall this week, April 24-26th.

Representing Local #495 are:

James Mullins – Pipefitter

Justin Carpenter – Plumber

Richard Ketchum – Welder


3rd Annual Jefferson County Fundraiser for the NRA Foundation

Friday, April 13th at 5:30 p.m. is the 3rd Annual Jefferson County Fundraiser on Behalf of the NRA Foundation to be held at The Countryside located at 91 Twp. 262 Bloomingdale, Ohio.  Below are two links to view the flyer describing the the auction and raffle highlights as well at ticket information.





New Corporate Medical Policy for Pain Management Medications

Please click the following link for the new policy on medical pain management medications including Opioids.

This letter should have been received prior to January 1, 2018 to those members who are active in the H/W Fund.

Pain Management Document


Drug Free Workplace Supervisors Class and Annual Drug Testing

On Tuesday, May 22, 2018 the Hall will host the annual Supervisors Work Free Drug Place class and also drug testing for any of you who would like to stop in to get that taken care of for 2018.

The drug tests will begin to be administered at 5:30 p.m. and the class begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.  Please bring your driver’s license or state ID to take the drug test.

Remember this class is for those of you who are currently working in or hope to work in a supervisory capacity.

The actual drug test is open to anyone who needs to get one for 2018 and finds it more convenient to come to the Hall than to go to one of the testing facilities.

You must call to register for either of these services by Monday, May 21st.  Please call the Union Hall at (740) 439-3623 to register.  



Rt. 40 Now Open

For those of you planning to attend the union meeting tonight effective this morning (4/3/2018) Route 40 is now open.  Last month it was closed due to a mud slide but reopened yesterday.

If for any reason we find that they have had to re-close it we will notify you via this website and the phone app.

Thank you!




Mike Miley Benefit Scheduled

Please see the attached flyer describing the activities and events to be held at the benefit for Mike Miley and his friend Kevin Saliba.  We hope many of you are able to attend.  These families have accrued huge hospital bills and expenses by them not being able to work and they could use your support.  Please feel free to contact any of the telephone numbers listed on the flyer if you have questions or would like to help or donate in any way.   Flyers are available at the Union Hall in Cambridge also.


Michael Miley Benefit


Get Well Wishes

We would like to extend our best wishes to retiree, Harry Goodwin whom we were just made aware is not feeling well.  The newsletter went out before we were aware of this information and we apologize to Harry that his name was not listed in the newsletter.

If anyone would like to send Harry a card please contact the Union Hall (888) 432-0495 and we will provide you with his mailing address.


Retiree Wilbur E. Hazelet Passes

Retiree Wilbut E. Hazelet of Minerva, Ohio passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at the age of 83.  Wilbur joined the U.A. on December 7, 1955 and was a Life Member.  He is survived by his wife Marilyn Hazelet; daughter Lori and sons Richard, Robert and Edward.  He also has two step-sons Mark and Todd Plumley.

A complete obituary may be viewed at the Gotschall Funeral Home website at

Death Assessment #247 ($10.00) is now due.