January 2021

Updated- January 25/21 Your Spring/Summer Shutdown Schedule is now available!

Monday, January 25, 2021
Members, your Spring/Summer Shutdown Schedule is now available for your viewing. As we get more information, the schedule will be updated accordingly.

Local 488 Offices Re-Opening with Restrictions

Friday, January 22, 2021
We are very excited to announce all Agents, Representatives and Staff will be returning to the office full time, effective January 25th, at 8 am. Please read the notice below for more information.

Income Tax Deduction Helpful Links

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Local 488 would like to share the following links to assist our members who may be unaware of some tax benefits offered to apprentices and tradespeople in the construction industry. We understand that 2020 was a difficult year for many members and their families, and that every little bit helps...

UA Local 488 Welding Shop and Pipeline Yard - Hours Update

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Please note the Welding Shop and Pipeline Yard will re-open for practice Monday, January 25, 2021 by appointment only. Welding shop phone number 780-451-6880 Welding Shop: Practice shifts: 7:30 to 11:30 am & 12:00 pm to 4:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday Job testing will take...

Open Registration at Alberta Pipe Trades College

Monday, January 18, 2021
There are still seats available for some Local 488 upgrading courses and Apprenticeship classes. Please read the notice below and contact the Alberta Pipe Trades College @ 780-488-1266 for more information.

Work Ready Work Force Safety Information

Friday, January 15, 2021
Please read the updated Work Ready Work Force Safety Information as of October 14, 2020.

Long Term Maintenance Contract

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Please read the notice below concerning the status of the Long Term Maintenance Contract at Firebag.

First Annual Peter and Ingrid Mras Apprentice Scholarship Award

Monday, January 11, 2021
Brothers and sisters, please check out the link for information on the First Annual Peter and Ingrid Mras Scholarship Award for Apprentices.

Nominations to the 40th United Association General Convention

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Nominations to the 40th United Association General Convention San Diego, California, August 22-27, 2021 UA Local 488 has been directed by the General President to conduct Nominations and Election of Convention Delegates using the Alternative Procedure for Nominations. A full explanation of that...

December 2020

Important Notice from Business Manager

Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Please see the attached document for important information regarding the Shell Scotford site. This notice is to inform you, one of Local 488's signatory contractors lost a portion of work to a non-union contractor (AECOM) at the Shell Scotford site. SEC. 195. (a) of our constitution states 'A...