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Local Lodge 29

Boston, Massachusetts

Website: http://www.bmlocal29.org

Phone: (617) 328-8400

Boilermakers expand project management skills

MOST Project management training, Jan. 15-20, Kansas City, Mo.

Twenty attend MOST training session

MEMBERS FROM A dozen local lodges met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15-20 to expand their skills under the MOST Project Management Training Program. MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training) is a pioneering labor-management trust fund designed to address issues in the construction industry through innovative programs and collaboration.

Reporter  V51N1

Retired IST Charles Moran dies

Charles F. (Chick) Moran

Served as IVP for 14 years

CHARLES F. (CHICK) Moran, who served the Brotherhood as an International vice president and International secretary-treasurer during a 26-year span, passed away December 7 at his home in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 94.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V50N4

Letters to the Editor

L-29’s Moffatt thanks Boilermakers

MY BIG BROTHER, Dave, got me started as a Boilermaker in 1975. At age 54, I could not continue in the trade [due to health reasons]. Just before Christmas, a couple of my friends from Local 29 took up a collection, and I received $4,072. I can’t explain how much it meant to me.

Locals  L-29, L-549, L-647
Reporter  V50N1

Local 29’s Arsenault climbs Mt. Washington 100 times

Peter Arsenault celebrates his 100th climb to the summit of Mount Washington.

TWENTY YEARS AGO, Peter Arsenault, a member of Local 29 (Boston), was a bit indifferent about the idea of climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. But in 1990, at the urging of a co-worker, he made his first ascent and successfully reached the summit.

That one climb was all it took for Arsenault to fall in love with the mountain. Over the next two decades, he went on to scale the mountain repeatedly, and earlier this year he notched his 100th climb.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-29
Reporter  V49N4

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.


Letters to the Editor

Local 29’s Giannone vows to beat cancer

I retired in March 2010 at age 55, and am so proud to have been a union Boilermaker. I worked all over the country, and I know there are no better brothers and sisters in the world than the field members I have met [since joining Boston Local 29 in 1980].

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V49N3

L-29 retiree receives award for bravery

L-29 retiree David Moffatt, r., and Josh Goodine, l., receive awards for bravery June 14 for helping to save teenagers Shannon Scarlett (second from left) and Tessa Claridge (third from left) following a fiery auto accident. Bangor Daily News photo by Dawn Gagnon

Quick action saves teens from fiery crash

DAVID MOFFATT, a retired member of L-29 (Boston), was one of two men to receive an award for heroism June 14 for rescuing three teenage girls trapped in a burning sports car in May 2009 in Baring, Maine. The presentations were made during the 2010 Maine State Police awards ceremony in Augusta.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-29

L-29 holds leadership training

Local 29 members (l. to r.) Brian Cahill, Chris Haynes, Kevin Sharland, and Scott Burke participate in a “tubeworks” exercise as part of a Jan. 14-15 field leadership class.

Members attend steward, foreman education programs

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 29 (Boston) attended leadership training programs at their union hall in January. On Jan. 7-8, Donald Caswell (Director of Communication, Education, and Training Services) and Dale “Skipper” Branscum (Director of Construction Division Services) conducted steward training.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V48N1

MOST holds project management training

Project management training, Jan. 18-23, Embassy Suites Hotel, Kansas City, Mo.

MEMBERS FROM 17 Boilermaker lodges traveled to Kansas City, Mo., to attend a project management training class sponsored by MOST, the Boilermakers’ Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training Fund. Held at the Embassy Suites Hotel near the Kansas City International Airport Jan.

Reporter  V48N1

Boilermaker-backed candidates win

Local 19 (Philadelphia) VP Fred Chamberlain, l., and Philadelphia Metal Trades Council President Gary Gaydosh distribute worksite leaflets supporting Barack Obama. Photo courtesy Molly Theobald

Activist locals lead by example, help elect Obama and other pro-worker candidates

IT SHOULD COME as no surprise that a Boilermaker appeared in Barack Obama’s half-hour, prime-time television commercial that aired Oct. 29 — an ad that was seen by more than 33 million viewers. After all, Boilermaker volunteers across the country worked tirelessly to push for working family candidates and the promise of change.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-19, L-29, L-D263, L-696
Reporter  V47N4

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