Skip to main content

Constitution

The Constitution of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers is the primary governing document of the union. It governs the actions of the International and local lodges, as well as those of all officers, staff, and members at all levels of the union. When necessary, the International president interprets the Constitution, but its language can be changed only by a vote of delegates at a Consolidated Convention.

The Brotherhood’s Constitution provides rules for becoming and remaining a member, for forming lodges and all other bodies within the union, for electing both International and local lodge officers, and for electing delegates to the Consolidated Convention so that the Constitution can be amended as needed. It lays down the duties of all International as well as local lodge officers.

The Constitution sets rules for the conduct of officers and members. It also provides a mechanism for bringing charges against members and officers when they fail to meet these standards of conduct. It provides the basis for conducting the finances of the union by setting per capita and other fees, allocating receipts to various funds, and setting the salaries of all International officers and salary limits for all International staff.

Download the latest version of our Constitution (passed at the 33rd Consolidated Convention in 2016) as a PDF.

Latest News

  • John Messina, L-154, and an unidentified man carry Harold Gold to safety from his stranded vehicle during a flash flood in Pittsburgh.

    Boilermaker surges into action to rescue flash flood victim

    Read More

  • The new Northeast Training Facility opens its door to host the first of three Welding Boot Camps. Kneeling l. to r., Jordon Trust and Dominic Nacca. Front row l. to r., L-237 BM-ST Chris O’Neill, Instructor Joel Kipfer, IVP-NE John Fultz, Adam Church, Adam Ziegler and Ryan Hoffman. Middle row l. to r., Jerry Couser, Zeresehay Berhe, Ruark Danforth, Thomas McNeil, Jedediah Robertson, Instructor Daniel Badiali and Jason Dupuis, NEAAC. Back row l. to r., Jonathan Middleton, Chance Gendron, Tom Keegan and David

    New Northeast Training Facility hosts Welding Boot Camp

    Read More

  • Aggregate Industries

    Boilermakers bring Aggregate Industries on board in West Virginia

    Read More

  • Newton B. Jones, International President

    Climate solutions should (and can) save our planet and our jobs

    Read More

  • Members of Local 158 wear red to raise funds for Honor Flights. They donated $2,100 to Honor Flights at their May meeting.

    Local 158 donates to veterans’ Honor Flights

    Read More