Local 338 is an amalgamated union representing four separate bargaining units: Kaiser Aluminum - production/maintenance and clerical/technical workers, Kaiser Alutek workers, and LB Foster pre-cast/railroad ties division workers. We number more than 1000 private sector members who work primarily in manufacturing industries in North Eastern Washington.

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Health & Safety
Steve Bacheller

Letís talk about our Dental Benefits!I know that oral health is not a flashy subject to discuss, but oral health is very important to each of us.I think that we can all agree that daily brushing and flossing are important.But letís take another look at our oral health.I know that my personal dentist wants to see me twice a year for a cleaning and exam.I am fortunate to be seeing a local Dental Practice that is great!This is not an advertisement for my Dentist, but a quick look at our dental benefits that are provided in our collective bargaining agreement.First is a new insurance provider, Delta Dental of California is our new insurance provider.Delta Dental has over 160,000 in-network Dentistís and over 352,000 dental locations in the United States.To find a local Dentist is as simple as calling toll free 888-335-8227 and asking for help with finding an in-network Dentist.If you prefer, you can visit Delta Dental of California at deltadentalins.com.One of the unique options that Delta Dental offers is a pre-treatment information request.This option gives you the total out-of-pocket expense for dental procedures before the works starts.There are also paperless options and web apps that, for some of us, are a better option than making a phone call and waiting on hold.Our plan through Delta Dental of California does offer ďcoordination of benefitsĒ.This means if my spouse has some coverage and if a balance is left will the Kaiser/Delta plan help pay?†† The answer is yes.Donít forget to brush and floss twice a day and see a dentist for regular cleaning and exams.