News to the Membership
I, President Champ would like to apologize for the delay of our new membership update. I have noticed that many of you go to the web-site and facebook for Local 4’s updates. Again, I apologize for the delay! Some of you may lose interest if you see that the articles are the same, so I will do my best to update these pages at least by the first part of each month or earlier. If there is anything that I believe that the membership should know about sooner I will make sure and post it to the site ASAP.
Our Market Recovery Program will start building its funds now. The benefits for January 2015 will not be paid in until February 2015. These funds again will be used to target jobs that the non-union has taken away from our Signatory Contractors. Local 4 is well prepared to start receiving these funds. The accounting in the Anderson Office will keep track of each and every penny. When this fund grows to the point of targeting jobs Local 4 will keep track of every job targeted and have a balance sheet to keep you the membership informed as to how this program is working.
Our BAC Member Portal is a program that the IU has developed. Below are just a few of the things you can check out and do on this web-site once you have registered.
- Demographic and Contact Information
- IU Membership Information
- IU Death Benefit Information Including Beneficiary Designations
- Recent Work History
- Reciprocal Information Including Blanket Authorization Forms and Transfer Histories Processed Through BAC Recip.
- Pertinent Forms and Documents
- This section just added (Job Information)! If a Local including ours, is in need of manpower the Local will post it on this site along with information like wages, benefits, hours worked and a contact number for the member to call to talk to the Local that is need of the manpower! (Take Advantage of This)
I encourage all members to sign up on the Member Portal! Our members asked for a site like the Portal and our IU responded wasting no time in getting the BAC Member Portal up and running for the betterment of this membership!
To sign up and began enjoying the BAC Member Portal go to www.bacweb.org click on the Member Portal Banner. First time visitors should look for CREATE AN ACCOUNT, and then just follow the instructions.
Few things you will need before creating your account is an active email account, your IU membership number which is 6 digits long, and your initiation date. Both can be found on your membership card. If you have any questions about our new Membership Portal please call our Anderson Office @ 1-800-322-2830.
This Portal benefits all members and I encourage you to sign up and use this program.
Once you have signed up and are using this Portal your feedback is more than welcome and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In closing, we will keep an eye on the statehouse to see if any bills begin to move that would hurt this membership. If these bills begin to move I will post this information on facebook and web-site. I will also email it to all that have signed up to receive information by means of email.
Again, thank you for allowing me to serve you the membership as your President. It is an honor and privilege, a job that I take very serious. Thank you for trusting in me to lead this organization.