*************************** Important Notices ****************************


This is a letter that was received from the National Joint Rules and Standards Committee dated December 19,2014.

To:  All U.S. Construction Local Lodge Business Managers

Re:  Articles & 5.2.2: Extension of Training Deadline to August 31, 2015


The National Joint Rules and Standards Committee (committee) has approved a one-time extension of the deadline to meet the training requirements set forth in Articles & 5.2.2 from January 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015. This one-time extension was based on the requests received from the Boilermakers construction Lodge Business Managers who are concerned that there are referral applicants who have not yet had the opportunity to obtain all of the required training in the time frame initially set forth in the Uniform Referral Standards which took effect on January 2, 2013. Even though all of the Boilermaker construction Lodges have diligently conducted training, the Committee recognized they are simply running out of time to get everyone trained by January 1, 2015. Accordingly, a one-time extension of the deadline has been approved.

You are reminded of the posting requirements set forth in Article 2.3 of your Local Joint Referral Rules. You are also encouraged to make all referral applicants aware of the Committee's action as noted herein. Please provide a copy of this communication to your Local  Joint Referral Rules Committee.

                                                                               Sincerely and fraternally yours,
                                                                               Dale A. Branscum, II
                                                                               Secretary, NJRSC

CC: N.B. Jones, IP
      CSO US IVP's
      K. Evenson, ED-CSO/AD-AAIP
      CSO US IR's
      R Erickson, MOST
      J Erickson, NACBE