Local 793 Business Manager Mike Gallagher reports from head office in Oakville, where he provides the latest analytics on the Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant and the Local 793 SUB Plan. He also discusses further improvements to the Local 793 Life and Health Benefits Plan.

He welcomes new members from Super Sucker Hydro Vac Service as a result of a successful organizing drive and provides an update on other ongoing organizing drives.

Business Manager Gallagher also reports on the reorganization of the area offices, including looking at new properties in the Sarnia, Thunder Bay, and Barrie areas, and puts out a call to members looking for a new career as an OETIO instructor.

In this video, Business Manager Gallagher delivers the following updates:

[00:44] – OEBAC sign up and running
[02:07] – Vaccine rollout a positive step toward normalcy
[2:50] – Potential new COVID-19 surge as cases remain high
[3:49] – Local 793 taking all precautions to reduce chances of infection
[05:18] – Report shows operating engineers are staying safe
[06:15] – By the Numbers: Summarizing Local 793’s Relief Grant and SUB Plan
[12:06] – Organizing success
[14:48] – Local 793 responds to false claims by Fowler Construction
[16:59] – Measures to improve the Life & Health Benefits Plan
[21:00] – Rethinking area offices
[26:10] – Wanted: OETIO instructors (tractor-loader-backhoe, dozer, mobile and tower crane experience)