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Local Lodge 159

Mountain Top, Pennsylvania

L-159 defends Boilermaker-Blacksmith pension

L-159 BARGAINING COMMITTEE MEMBERS, l. to r., Tim Ehrhart, Ken Chamberlain and Carl Zielinski.

Members stand firm, defeat employer’s 401(k) switch

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 159 (Wyoming, Pa.), led by its bargaining committee, preserved the members’ participation in the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust in contract negotiations completed with Ashley Machine Tool earlier this year. Members ratified the proposed agreement Feb. 19. The contract is effective Jan. 14, 2016, to Oct. 31, 2018.

The bargaining committee included President Kenneth Chamberlain, chief steward Carl Zielinski and first shift shop steward Tim Ehrhart.

Locals  L-159
Reporter  V55N1

Locals award service pins

Inspector Dave Berger (l.) presents a 70-year membership pin to his grandfather, Clarence Berger. Clarence, who recently celebrated his 97th birthday, began his Boilermaker career in 1940 working for Western Pipe and Steel as a shipyard helper. He was a member of Local 6 (Oakland, Calif.).

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports the following membership pin presentation:

25 YEARS — Felix M. Rosa.

Local 374 — Hammond, Ind.

Paul Maday, BM-ST of Local 374, Hammond, Ind., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-159, L-374, L-549
Reporter  V49N3

New contract summaries

A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges

National Cement Lodge

Effective Aug. 29, 2008 to Aug. 28, 2011, for eight members of the National Cement Lodge who make perlite (a form of natural glass) at Chemrock Corp. in Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

L-104 — Seattle

Effective March 31, 2008 to March 31, 2011, for 10 members of Local 104 (Seattle), who make forestry equipment and parts at Acrowood Corporation.

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Reporter  V48N1

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