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Local Lodge 344

Ridgecrest, California

Local lodge leaders attend summer institute

Basic Class

THIRTY-FOUR BOILERMAKERS from the United States and Canada attended the 61st annual School for Workers Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, August 13-24. Over the two-week period, the institute offered basic and advanced courses. Participants received training from School for Workers professors as well as International staff on topics geared to broaden understanding of the labor movement and skills that are essential to union leadership development.

Reporter  V57N4

Arcturus Manufacturing in Oxnard, California to close

Chief Steward Chris Inez, left, and Local 344 President John Hoggatt at the final summer picnic held for lodge members employed by Arcturus Manufacturing.

A sad end to a unique facility

On August 4, Arcturus Manufacturing of Oxnard, California, whose workforce is part of Local Lodge 344, will cease to exist. PCC, who owns this plant, decided to close the doors and move the work elsewhere. The company has been in existence since 1937 and has unique forging capabilities.

Locals  L-344
Reporter  V56N3

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 45 YEARS — Edward Anderson, Mark Gustafson;
  • 40 YEARS — Eugene M. Forkin III; and
  • 25 YEARS — Robert Taylor.

Local 83 • Kansas City, Mo.

JOE LEWANDOWSKI, BM-ST of Local 83, Kansas City, Mo., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-83, L-132, L-344
Reporter  V55N3

International announces scholarship winners

Thirty-one Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2015 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 31 recipients, with $38,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Reporter  V54N3

Members attend 58th Annual SFW Summer Institute

Graduates of the 58th Annual Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., stand with their certificates in front of the state capitol July 17.

BOILERMAKERS FROM THE United States and Canada attended the 58th Annual School for Workers Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., July 12-17. They completed studies in collective bargaining, Brotherhood structure and services, contract costing and research, contract enforcement, labor history, membership mobilization, safety and health, communications and other topics.

Reporter  V54N3

SFW Basic Class draws 23

Lodge leaders attend learning sessions in Madison, Wis.

TWENTY-THREE MEMBERS representing 12 local lodges from across the United States and in Canada attended the 2013 School for Workers Basic Class in Madison, Wis., June 9-14.

Reporter  V52N3

U.S. Navy video salutes L-344 members

L-344 members keep aircraft flying at China Lake.

Film honors those who keep aircraft flying

BOILERMAKERS WHO maintain U.S. Navy and Marine Corps aircraft at the Navy Air Weapons Station (NAWS) at China Lake, Calif., were honored recently through a newly-released video tribute. Titled “The Unsung Hero: VX-31,” the 4-minute film depicts Local 344 members at work on military fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

“Without an intensely-devoted team of professionals, these amazing aircraft would be nothing more than garden sculptures,” says the film’s narrator.

Locals  L-344

Labor Education News

Tyler Brown discusses Boilermaker educational initiatives at the Harvard Trade Union Program anniversary event.

HTUP graduates mark 70th anniversary

THE HARVARD TRADE Union Program (HTUP) celebrated its 70th year of operation in 2012 with a gathering of former students on the university campus in Boston. About 50 graduates from around the world participated, including Boilermaker staff members Tyler Brown (D-ISO/AAIP) and Gary Powers (A/D-ISO).


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