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Local Lodge 449

Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Phone: (920) 743-6938

L-449 supports special needs group

Shipbuilding lodge reaches out to Sunshine House

LOCAL LODGE 449 (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin) recently announced that it has engaged with Sunshine House, Inc. to assist with the union’s mailing services. L-449 President Stephen “JR” Bowen said Sunshine House, located in Door County, provides those with special needs and disabilities opportunities to be productive, and the lodge is happy to support that mission.

“The membership of Local 449 believes that community involvement is vital in keeping with the values of being a good union organization and citizen,” he stated.

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Locals  L-449
Reporter  V56N4

Walker signs right-to-work bill in Wisconsin

Boilermakers rally against right-to-work in Wisconsin.

State becomes 26th with anti-union law

IN ANOTHER BLOW to American labor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed right-to-work legislation into law March 9. The bill cleared the Republican-controlled legislature in Madison along party lines. The state Senate narrowly approved it February 25 by a 17-15 margin; the state Assembly passed the measure March 6 by a 62-35 vote to bring the bill before Walker.

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Locals  L-449, L-696, L-697
Reporter  V54N1

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).


New Contract Summaries

A BRIEF LISTING OF RECENT AGREEMENTS SIGNED AND RATIFIED BY BOILERMAKER LOCAL LODGES

Local D92 - Bellefonte, Pa.

Effective June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2014, for 147 members of Local D92 (Bellefonte, Pa.) who work in maintenance and the production of lime at Graymont Inc. located in Pleasant Gap, Pa.

Reporter  V51N1

Marinette shipyard workers await $3.6 billion construction boom

The first U.S. Navy littoral combat ship, USS Freedom (LCS 1) conducts a speed run during builders’ trials. The ship is designed for littoral, or close-to-shore, operations and to provide access and dominance in coastal-water areas. Photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin.

New Navy contract calls for 10 more littoral combat ships

THE WORK OUTLOOK for members of Local 696 (Marinette, Wis.) has taken a decidedly positive turn in recent months. Last December, the U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $3.6 billion contract to continue building littoral combat ships (LCS) at the Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in northeast Wisconsin. The contract includes options for 10 additional warships through 2015.

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Locals  L-449, L-696
Reporter  V50N1

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