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Local Lodge 1626

Champaign, Illinois

Local 1626 offers thanks for lockout support

ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2015, Clifford-Jacobs IMT Corp. of Champaign, Ill., locked out all union employees. We were locked out until February 29, 2016. On behalf of Boilermakers Local 1626 of Champaign, we would like to thank everyone who supported us and who contributed money to help all of us through this extremely hard time. We are back to work now, and we are all very thankful for that. We would also like to thank [International] President Newton Jones for everything he had done for us.

Locals  L-1626
Reporter  V55N2

Locked-Out L-1626 Members Need Your Help

Locked out L-1626 Boilermakers picket Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill. Photo by pdamerica/flickr

Please contribute to their financial assistance fund. Make checks payable to
“W.T. Creeden, IST”
Add “Take Action” on memo line at bottom of check.

Mail to:
International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
Attn: IST W. T. Creeden
753 State Ave., Suite 570
Kansas City, KS 66101.

Locals  L-1626

Lockout of L-1626 members enters second month

Locked out L-1626 Boilermakers picket Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill. Photo by pdamerica/flickr

Unions reject company’s brutal contract demands

FIFTY BOILERMAKERS, 19 Machinists and an Electrician employed by Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill., have been walking a picket line since September 29, locked out of their jobs after the unions unanimously rejected the firm’s brutal contract offer and approved a strike vote.

Despite the willingness of the union employees to work without a contract while negotiations continued, the company not only prevented them from returning to their jobs, but it also brought in replacement workers.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-1626
Reporter  V54N4

International announces scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $54,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2013 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $54,000 to 27 recipients, with $42,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V52N3

New contract summaries

L-87 — West Chester, Pa.

Effective June 28, 2010 to June 27, 2013, for 45 members of Local 87 (West Chester, Pa.) who work at Sartomer Company. Sartomer Company is a manufacturer and distributor of custom chemicals for industrial and commercial use, including in flooring, inks, optics and electronics. Products include acrylate/methacrylate monomers, oligomers and other specialty chemicals.

Tags  Local News
Reporter  V50N4

New contract summaries

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

National Transient Lodge

Effective Aug. 11, 2007 to July 10, 2008, for 32 members of the National Transient Lodge who manufacture tanks and tank systems for the grain processing industry at the Winbco Tank Company in Ottumwa, Iowa. Winbco is a custom manufacturer of tanks, pressure vessels, columns, and equipment for use in the food, grain, ethanol, hydrocarbon, chemical, power, wastewater, fruit juice, and brewing industries.

Tags  Featured
Reporter  V46N4

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