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Local Lodge 199

Jacksonville, Florida

Babcock Power thanks L-199 for baffle plate work

THE PURPOSE OF this letter is to express our appreciation for the outstanding performance of the Local 199 Boilermakers supplied by you [BM-ST Carl Ferguson] and assigned by W.W. Gay Inc. to perform the baffle plate work on the Deerhaven Plant unit 2 for Gainesville Regional Utilities. [Babcock Power affiliate Riley Power Inc. subcontracted the work to Gay.]

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-199
Reporter  V50N2

L-199 helps reform Florida redistricting laws

L-199 volunteers work to help pass constitutional amendments curtailing gerrymandering in Florida.

Constitutional changes will limit gerrymandering

A NON-PARTISAN group seeking to reform Florida’s redistricting laws has cited Local Lodge 199 (Jacksonville, Fla.) as one of the key players in its successful ballot initiative last November. The initiative, backed by Fair Districts Florida, included two constitutional amendments aimed at discouraging the practice of gerrymandering. It passed by more than 60 percent of the vote.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-199
Reporter  V50N1

Boilermakers appear in Helmets to Hardhats video

Members of L-5 and L-199 take part in promotional film

A VIDEO PRODUCED by Helmets to Hardhats includes segments with military veterans who became Boilermakers through the H2H program. First shown at the Building and Construction Trades Department conference, the 12-minute film is an inspiring account of how the program helps veterans transition from military service to the civilian work force by connecting them with career opportunities in the construction trades.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-5, L-199

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.


JGAA honors L-199, L-433 graduate apprentices

Graduate apprentices receive recognition at a JGAA event in Jacksonville, Fla., June 4. L. to r.:L-199 BM-ST Carl Ferguson; L-199 apprentice instructor Eric Olson; L-433 graduate apprentices Mark Gorgis, Shawn P. Collins, and Patricia Green; L-199 graduate apprentices Jonathan Russell and Brian Saslona; L-433 BM-ST Jamie Barnes; SAJAC Director Mike Peterson; and L-199 graduate apprentice Paul Topel (kneeling).

SIX GRADUATE APPRENTICES from two Florida lodges — L-199 in Jacksonville and L-433 in Tampa —– were among nearly 100 building trade workers honored June 4 in Jacksonville for completing their respective apprenticeship programs. Sponsored by the Jacksonville General Apprenticeship Association, the event drew 500 union members and guests.

Locals  L-199, L-433

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-169, L-199 rally for jobs

Four Local 169 members rally for construction jobs in Michigan last fall. L. to r., Josh Fuentes, Brandon Vermeesch, Neal Marsh, and Greg Webb.

Unions speak out in era of economic uncertainty

UNION MEMBERS ACROSS the country are making their voices heard when it comes to getting the work they need to support their families. Recently, Local 169 (Detroit) and Local 199 (Jacksonville, Fla.) took to the streets at rallies in their respective states.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-169, L-199

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.


Local 592 earns national safety award

Lone Star District Lodge BM-ES Ron Keck (c.) accepts the national NACBE safety award on behalf of Local 592 (Tulsa, Okla.). Joining in the presentation are, l. to r., NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, retired Central States IVP George Rogers, Intl. Pres. Newton Jones, and NACBE Pres. Wendell Bell.

Safety records improve, even with an 8.7 percent increase in man-hours

THE MORE YOU work, the more chances you have to get hurt. But even with an 8.7 percent increase in man-hours by field construction Boilermakers working in the United States in 2008, the safety records just got better, reports John Erickson, executive director of the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE).

Locals  L-45, L-85, L-92, L-199, L-592
Reporter  V48N2

Kudos

ConocoPhillips says Local 92 members “walk the talk”

AS THE FCC Particulate Project [Wilmington, Calif.] wraps up, I would like to comment on the outstanding participation by our team members of Boilermakers Local 92 [Los Angeles]. Without their commitment, our project would not have been a success.

Boilermakers Local 92 [demonstrated] the belief that safety is number one. They walk the talk. They truly believe in our project motto, “Safety Takes Every Person.”

Tags  Featured
Locals  L-92, L-199, L-627
Reporter  V48N1

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