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Local Lodge 500

Portland, Oregon

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

John Skermont, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

30 YEARS — August Pusateri.

Local 7 • Buffalo, N.Y.

Dan DeCarlo, BM-ST of Local 7, Buffalo, N.Y., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-7, L-83, L-169, L-433, L-500, L-502, L-549
Reporter  V52N2

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-69, L-85, L-169, L-242, L-500

National apprenticeship competition begins

Joshua Breedlove, L-69 (Little Rock, Ark.) goes to work in the arc gouging exercise.

Eight contestants test at L-169

DEARBORN, MI, Sept. 24, 2012 – Eight graduate apprentices who placed first or second in their area apprenticeship competitions earlier this year began competing for national honors at Local 169 facilities yesterday.

Candidates took extensive written tests Sept. 23 and today began their practical tests, including reeving, ropes, and knots, arc gouging and safety, and tool identification and CPR.

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-69, L-85, L-169, L-242, L-500

Local 687 wins NACBE Safety Award

istrict 57 BM-ES Ed Vance, second from right, accepts the top NACBE safety award

Lost-time injuries drop to record low

TO PREFACE THE NACBE awards presentation at the Boilermakers Construction Division Conference held at Marco Island, Fla., March 20-25, NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson congratulated all locals for driving the 2010 lost-time injury rate to an all-time low. “We could not have accomplished these numbers without the participation of each and every single Boilermaker,” he said.

Locals  L-45, L-105, L-500, L-687
Reporter  V50N2

Local 500 earns national safety award

Local 500 (Salem, Ore.) BM-ST Darin McCarthy accepts the national NACBE safety award. Joining in the presentation are, l. to r., NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, IVP J. Tom Baca, McCarthy, and IP Newton Jones.

Lost-time injury rate dips to lowest figure ever: 0.39

INJURY RATES FOR field construction Boilermakers continued to trend lower in 2009, according to John Erickson, executive director of the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), who presented his findings during the annual construction conference at Marco Island, Fla., March 4. One of the key safety indicators, the lost-time injury rate, dipped to 0.39, the lowest figure ever recorded by NACBE since it began a safety index in 1990.

Locals  L-500

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.


Western States negotiates ‘best ever’ agreement

Signing a three-year agreement for the Western States Area are, l. to r., seated: chairmen Larry Jansen (employer) and Tom Baca (union); standing, employer co-chairman Jerry Bennett and secretary Tom Dillon, and union secretary David Bunch and co-chairman Kyle Evenson.

Contract includes increases in wages and per-diem with new language for portability and mandatory safety training

CALLING IT THE “most progressive agreement in the nation,” Intl. Vice Pres. Tom Baca praised the Western States business managers and Intl. reps for their exceptional effort in reaching a three-year pact with their signatory contractors.


Western States holds 21st apprentice competition

Western States Area apprentice contestants include, l. to r.: Jeremy Rosas, Local 242; Brian VanDam, Local 182; David Uhl, Local 101; Susanne Donahue, Local 11; Jacob Garver, Local 500; Lionel Benally, Local 4; Patrick Collins, Local 92; Johnny Brown Jr., Local 549; and Carrie Sanders, Local 627.

Rosas takes top spot, VanDam places second

JEREMY ROSAS OF Local 242 (Spokane, Wash.) won the James F. Precht Award as the top apprentice in the 21st annual Western States Area Outstanding Graduate Apprentice Competition held May 12-14 at Local 242. Brian VanDam of Local 182 (Salt Lake City, Utah) placed second.


International announces 2008 scholarship winners

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

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2008 scholarship program April 25. A total of $50,000 was awarded to 41 scholarship recipients: $38,000 to United States students and $12,000 to Canadian students.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V47N3

National funds office helps McCarthy family

The McCarthy family is grateful for all the help they received from the Boilermakers’ national funds office. L. to r., Lisa, Aliya, Jennifer, Sean, Darin, and Melissa.

Loan, health care assistance make tragedy easier to bear

DARIN MCCARTHY, 48, and his wife, Lisa, thought they were done raising kids. The business manager of Local 500 (Portland) has a grown, 27-year-old daughter, Jennifer, and a two-year-old granddaughter, Aliya.

But when his brother died in April and his sister-in-law in May, McCarthy took in his niece and nephew — and their 135-pound dog — to raise as his own.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-500

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