On September 1st, several topics where covered concerning the immediate future of 399. The details of the discussion/motions made could only be heard and debated by being present at the meeting.

These topics are in no particular order,

1) Update on JATC operations, personnel and apprenticeship advancement and members are advancing towards helping the hall out with the help of volunteers

2) An update was given on all jobs currently in the state, a ramp up of members is needed, Halls in the entire southeast need journeyman

3) Update from all stewards present and on current contracts

4) Update on the company working with us in Rock Hill to build/install metal panels ( a hold has been put on the project in Rock Hill until the city can come to an agreement with the contractor), volunteers are need to help offload and set up the materials, please contact Chris Brainard for details

5) Update on the business meetings being virtualized at all 3 locations is coming along smoothly so far, New Ellenton, Columbia & Charleston are now complete.

6) A few members have stepped up to be instructors and/or increased there knowledge for more instructor needed classes, for this, we all thank them for there diligence and effort

7) ALL Hall meeting from now on will be at 7pm (6pm for appropriate officers) at your closest hall

We ALL benefit from your participation when attending any meeting, we can NOT grow and progress into the future without your input and time donated to the hall. The next opportunity for you to help is October 6th, at 7:00 pm at the Training Center closest to you. Will you help or continue to ignore your brothers and sisters?

Additional and equally important information

The PRO act is still on going and in need of desperate attention. Please read it and be more informed, we all deserve to work safely, securely and fairly. Our wages and benefits would be HALF or less than what they are now if we were not unionized. A link to the bill is here https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/842

Sadly this effort from you is not enough, we all still need to make a call to the senators of South Carolina and tell them that being a right to work state is directly conflicted with workers who wish to organize for a better future. This link https://www.senate.gov/states/SC/intro.htm will help you find the contact info and we all need to DEMAND a better future for us all.