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Local Lodge 154

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Website: http://www.boilermakerslocal154.com

Phone: (412) 343-3072

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-154 receives first Charles W. Jones Award

L-154 BM Ray Ventrone accepts the first C.W. Jones MOST award. L. to r., IP New

MOST conference honors lodge for training performance

THE FIRST-EVER Charles W. Jones Award for high performance in MOST programs went to Local 154 (Pittsburgh) during a presentation at the 26th annual MOST tripartite conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 5. L-154 BM Ray Ventrone accepted the honor on behalf of the lodge.

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Locals  L-154
Reporter  V50N4

Conference honors Boilermakers for CAF, LEF support

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2010 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., March 21.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V50N2

L-154 opens renovated retiree center

L. to r.: Pres. Abe Hughes, trustee Don Habedl, Vice Pres. Dale McFetridge, BM V

LOCAL 154 (PITTSBURGH) retirees are enjoying their newly remodeled meeting and recreational facility located near the lodge’s union hall. BM Ray Ventrone joined with retiree officers for the formal opening and dedication on Jan. 29. In addition to providing space for L-154 retirees, the building includes a grand ballroom for the lodge’s social events and public rental. The facility also includes additional classroom space for apprentices and trainees.

Locals  L-154
Reporter  V50N2

Six locals win NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Awards

L-13 BM-ST Jim Banford accepts an NMAPC safety award on behalf of his local for work done on the Brunner Island Station in York Haven, Pa.

BOILERMAKER LOCALS have been awarded a total of six Zero Injury Safety Awards by the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC). These awards recognize the union, the contractor, and the customer equally for their contribution to world-class safety on projects worked under the National Maintenance Agreement during 2010.

Locals  L-13, L-40, L-105, L-154, L-667, L-744
Reporter  V50N2

L-7’s Bogue wins national apprentice competition

Michael Bogue, l., receives congratulation on his first-place finish from BNAP National Coordinator Pat Smith.

L-502’s Nordstrom places second; Northeast contestants take team honors

GRADUATE APPRENTICE Michael Bogue, Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.), won first place at the 23rd annual Boilermakers’ National Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition, held Sept. 26-30 at Local 7’s training center in Orchard Park. Western States apprentice C. Eric Nordstrom, Local 502 (Puyallup, Wash.), took second. Team honors went to Bogue and Jeffrey Nasta, Local 5 Zone 5 (New York), representing the Northeast Area.


2010 Regional Apprentice Competitions

Northeast Area contestants include, front row, l. to r.: Daniel Gilmore L-154; Christopher O’Neill, L-237; Brian Scolamiero, L-29; (runner-up) Michael Bogue, L-7; Gary Smith, L-28; (winner) Jeffrey Nasta, L-5 Zone 5; Joseph Phillips, L-13; Russell Young L-5 Zone 197; and Ryan Taylor L-5 Zone 175.

Northeast & Great Lakes

THE NORTHEAST AND Great Lakes areas held their 24th annual joint graduate apprentice competitions May 17-20 at Local 5 Zone 197 (Albany, N.Y.). The top two finishers in each contest will represent their areas in the national contest in Buffalo, N.Y., Sept. 27-30.

JEFFREY NASTA of Local 5 Zone 5 (New York) and Michael Bogue of Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.) placed first and second, respectively, in the Northeast Area Apprentice Committee’s (NEAAC) John J. Harrington Apprentice of the Year competition.


Boilermakers join One Nation Rally in Washington

Some of the Boilermakers at the rally.

Rally for jobs, justice, and education draws attention to November elections

Members of Boilermaker Locals 45, 57, 154, 193, 199, and 502 – active and retired – attended the One Nation Working Together rally in Washington, D.C, on Oct. 2.

With only one month to go until national elections, AFL-CIO labor unions, civil rights groups, and other pro-worker organizations used the occasion to focus attention on the need to create jobs and get American workers back to work.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-45, L-57, L-154, L-193, L-199, L-502

L-154 rallies for clean coal

BOILERMAKERS RALLY FOR COAL: Pittsburgh, Aug. 25 — With a comprehensive energy and climate bill stalled in the Senate, Local 154 members take to the street to voice their concerns about the future of coal. More than 700 Boilermakers participate, drawing a substantial police presence to keep the road clear, but only one protester is cited, for a minor violation. Copyright ©, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2010, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.

More than 700 take to the street in Pittsburgh

CONCERNED ABOUT THE future of coal as an energy source, more than 700 members of Local 154 demonstrated outside their Pittsburgh lodge Aug. 25, drawing the attention of rush hour commuters, police, and the media.

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Locals  L-154

Local 154 Tripartite Conference draws a crowd

“Our steel is used in cars,” U. S. Steel CEO John P. Smurna tells the Local 154 Tripartite Conference. “When you buy an American-made car, you’re buying our steel.”

FOURTY-FOUR OWNER representatives attended the Local 154 Tripartite Conference January 27 — a turnout that would make any tripartite conference planner proud. In addition, 110 contractor representatives and 75 Boilermakers made the trip to Local 154 headquarters to learn about Boilermaker programs and MOST , and to discuss the future of industrial construction.

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Locals  L-154

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