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Local Lodge 107

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Website: http://boilermakers107.com/

Phone: (262) 754-3167

International announces 2011 scholarship winners

37 Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2011 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 37 scholarship recipients, with $36,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $14,000 to applicants from Canada.

Reporter  V50N3

L-107 honors Democratic state senators amidst Wisconsin turmoil

L-107 lodge leaders display the signatures of 14 Wisconsin state senators who le

Recall votes keep focus on anti-union aggression

MADISON, WIS., THE epicenter of the far-right’s strategy to blame unions for the nation’s economic woes, while slashing the collective bargaining rights of public workers, has held national media attention for months. And the state’s capital city continues to be a lightning rod for union solidarity.

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Union anger mounts as radical Republicans target unions

Local 107 (Milwaukee) members Jerry Maciejewski, the lodge’s vice president, and Josh Brockman take part in massive union protests at the Wisconsin state capitol.

Workers turn out for rallies in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Indiana

BRAZEN ATTEMPTS by two Republican governors to strip away public worker collective bargaining rights — and a GOP push for a so-called right to work law in Indiana — have sparked angry protests from union members and their supporters in three states.

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L-107 holds open house

L-107 BM-ST Blane Tom, with scissors, prepares for the ribbon-cutting at the lodge’s new facility. L. to r., L-107 VP Jerry Maciejewski, L-107 trustee Joe Garfield, Great Lakes Apprentice Coordinator Mark Gustafson, Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto, Great Lakes IVP Larry McManamon, L-107 Rec. Sec. Rick Wilson (partially hidden), L-107 inspector Paul Stahl (partially hidden), L-107 trustee Pat McMahon, IR-CSO Tony Palmisano, and L-107 Pres. Marvin Cartwright.

Lodge moves into larger, more modern facility

LOCAL LODGE 107 (Milwaukee) held an open house Aug. 26 to showcase its new union hall and apprentice training facility. The local sold its previous facility and purchased a 21,500-sq.-ft. building in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. The lodge leases about half the space to a tenant.

L-107 BM-ST Blane Tom said the newer building provides an open floor plan and more room to conduct operations. After making renovations, the lodge moved its offices in Dec. 2009 while it continued to work on the training center.

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Boilermakers attend new train-the-trainer course

Participating in an OSHA signal training class are, l. to r., L-60 apprentice coordinator Darren Lindee, IUOE trainer Glenn Minyard, L-107 apprentice coordinator Rick Wilson, L-1 apprentice instructors Duane Shue and Bob Stewart, and IUOE training coordinator Martin Turek.

Class meets new OSHA requirements for crane signaling

APPRENTICE COORDINATORS and instructors from three Boilermaker lodges attended a Sept. 29 train-the-trainer course on qualification requirements for signal persons in OSHA’s new Subpart CC – cranes and derricks in construction.

Apprentice coordinators Darren Lindee of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) and Rick Wilson of Local 107 (Milwaukee), along with apprentice instructors Duane Shue and Bob Stewart of Local 1 (Chicago), attended the class offered by the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).

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LEAP honors two members for activism

L-11 President Robert Winger (c.) receives an award from IP Newton Jones, left, with IVP J. Tom Baca at right.

Winger, Maciejewski receive recognition

TWO MEMBERS WHO exemplify outstanding political activism received special recognition at this year’s LEAP conference.

Robert Winger, president of Local 11 (Helena, Mont.), received a certificate of appreciation for promoting clean coal technology. Winger has built positive relationships with the offices of Montana’s senators.

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Witz family marks three generations of L-107 Boilermakers

THREE MEMBERS OF the Witz family recently celebrated their multi-generational membership in Local 107 (Milwaukee). Jeremy Witz, left, is a graduate apprentice; eighty-year-old Ramon (Ramie) Witz Sr., is retired with a 50-year service pin; and Ramon (Ramie) Witz Jr., right, is an active member with 31 years of service. Ramie Jr. also has two brothers — Jim and Glenn (with 25 and 19 years of service, respectively) — who are active members of the lodge. Local 107 is a shop and construction lodge chartered in 1954.

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2009 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Great Lakes Area contestants include, front row, l. to r.: Matt Smith, Local 363; Brady Blotske, Local 647; Noel Springhart, Local 1; and Wayne Hayes, Local 60. Back row, l. to r.: Ryan Woods, Local 27 (runner-up); Jeffrey Rose, Local 107; Timothy Esparza, Local 374; Josue Fuentes, Local 169; and Matthew Vodraska, Local 744 (winner).

Northeast & Great Lakes

Toth and Buskey win Northeast; Vodraska and Woods win Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes areas held their 23rd annual joint graduate apprentice competitions May 4-8 at Local 5 Zone 197 (Albany, N.Y.). The top two finishers in each contest will represent their areas in the national contest in Kansas City, Kan., Sept. 27-Oct. 1.


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