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Local Lodge 1620

Portland, Indiana

Boilermakers join Indiana rally against RTW

Photo courtesy of Gerald Abel/Bass Photo.

LOCAL 1620 (PORTLAND, IND.) President Bill Coleman, l., and Sec.-Treas. Mike Landess stand near the Indiana statehouse, where unions and their supporters are rallying against state Republican lawmakers who have vowed to push through "right to work for less" legislation. Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels has stated publicly that he will sign the legislation if it reaches his desk. Democrats plan to offer an amendment to let voters decide the measure, rather than politicians.

Locals  L-357, L-1620

L-1620 Blacksmiths help set safety record

L-1620 members finish a safety meeting. L. to r., Chris Butcher, Chad Stout, Pres. Bill Bailey, Rec. Sec. Roger Jonas, Chuck Frontz, Donald Stein, committeeman Marc Bogenschutz, Doug Greenway, Caleb Carpenter, and Darwin Harshman.

Forge goes one million hours without lost-time accident

ABOUT 140 BOILERMAKERS working as blacksmiths for Portland Forge in Portland, Ind., joined other union workers and management employees at the facility to celebrate a remarkable milestone last November — one million man-hours without a lost-time accident.

Locals  L-1620
Reporter  V50N1

New lodge officers attend training

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sept. 9-11

Program held in five cities in United States and Canada

2008 WAS AN election year — not only for the governments of Canada and the United States, but also for Boilermaker local lodges in both countries. While U.S. lodges must hold elections every three years, Canadian lodges do so every five years. Occasionally, the Boilermaker local lodge election cycles coincide, as they did in 2008.

Reporter  V47N4

New contract summaries

Negotiating a four-year agreement for L-D500 members at Carmeuse Lime & Stone are, l. to r., front row, John Wirgow, Gary Luetzow, Jeff Hoedel; back row, Anthony Lafleche, Roger Nash, IR Mark Kelly, and Jeff Karsten.

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

L-13 — Philadelphia

Effective April 23, 2008 to March 31, 2011, for four members of Local 13, Philadelphia, who perform shop and field work in the oil and gas division of Integra Services Technologies Inc.

L-M18 — Buffalo, N.Y.

Effective June 1, 2008 to May 31, 2011, for 24 members of Local M18, Buffalo, N.Y., who make metal plating at the Keystone Corp.

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Reporter  V47N4

MBIC and TVIC offer joint training

Over 30 representatives of 13 lodges participate in the MBIC-TVIC joint training.

Increasing days, adding outside instructors improves program

FOR THE SECOND year in a row, the Midwest Boilermakers Industrial Council (MBIC) and Tennessee Volunteers Industrial Council (TVIC) joined forces to offer training for local lodge officers in Kokomo, Ind. This year, they expanded their training program, bringing in two instructors from the University of Wisconsin School for Workers (SFW) for nearly three full days of training.


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