January 2019

Discounted Edmonton Oil Kings Tickets!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
The Edmonton Oil Kings are excited to offer Local Union 488 members a discounted ticket price to one of the biggest games of the season. The Kings will be hosting their Local Appreciation Night on March 16th which will be their last game of the season. Please click on the link below for ticket and...

Revised 2019 Spring Shutdown Schedule

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please click on the link below for the revised 2019 Spring Shutdown schedule. As always, all dates and times are subject to change.

Build Together Annual Curling Funspiel Fundraiser

Tuesday, January 29, 2019
The Build Together Team - Women of the Building Trades is hosting its Annual Curling Funspiel Fundraiser on Saturday, March 23. All proceeds from this event go to the Building Trades of Alberta Charitable Foundation. Please click on the link below for all details on how to register, sponsor a sheet...

Letter From Election Committee Regarding Refrigeration Pension Trustees

Monday, January 28, 2019
Please read the following letter from the Local 488 Ballot Committee regarding the nomination of new Refrigeration Pension Trustees.

Results of Election Committee Nominations and Elections

Monday, January 28, 2019
Attached are the results of the Election Committee nominations and elections, held at this past Saturday’s General Membership Meeting. The committee thanks all candidates for putting their names forward for these positions.

Local 488 Welding Shop Pricing

Monday, January 21, 2019
The Local 488 Welding Shop has slightly increased the shop rates as attached. These increases are necessary to cover the significant costs of shop supplies and practice materials. Please see the link below for the new fees.

How To Bring A Labour Union to Alberta

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to view this very timely video put together by Brother Lorin Bates, Business Development Representative with UA Canada. Brother Bates does a fantastic job explaining how to form a Labour Union in Alberta. In addition, Lorin discusses the many benefits that...

Sprinklerfitter Courses Offered in 2019!

Friday, January 4, 2019
Local 488 and the Alberta Pipe Trades College (APTC) have a number of Sprinklerfitter courses scheduled for 2019. Please click on the link below for these courses. If you are interested in registering, please contact the Registrar at the APTC - (780) 482-9529.

December 2018

Say NO to Bill C-69

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Brothers and Sisters: Please take the time to sign the following petition urging the federal government to put the brakes on Bill C-69. This Bill is a dagger pointed directly at Alberta’s energy sector and the province’s ability to build new energy projects and gain access to markets beyond the...

The Dangers of Right to Work Legislation

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The following PowerPoint was presented at the Northern Representatives meeting in Fort McMurray last week. This presentation is a must read for all members on the dangers that Right to Work legislation brings. Although the content is slanted towards what is happening in the United States, many...