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Local Lodge 524

East Chicago, Indiana

Film examines tax break abuses

AFL-CIO Pres. Richard Trumka discusses corporate abuse of tax breaks with IP New

IP Jones and former L-524 president join panel discussion on Union Tank Car closure

A DOCUMENTARY FILM from UNITE HERE on corporate abuse of tax breaks for economic development premiered at Teamsters headquarters in Washington, D.C., May 13. Union and congressional leaders heard about the issue from a panel that included AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka, Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones, UNITE HERE President John Wilhelm, and Kelly Hounshell, President of Local 524 when the closing of Union Tank Car ended the lodge.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-524
Reporter  V49N2

Letters to the Editor

Stimpson family is grateful for support

While I have never met many of you, I want to let each and every one of you know that I, along with our young son, have been overwhelmed with your warm words of comfort and your generosity during our time of loss.

I always wondered why you are called “brothers,” and now I know. All of you are Terry’s brothers and you will forever be in my heart and prayers. Again, I thank you so very much and pray each of you stays safe.

Alex and Isaac Stimpson
Peculiar, Mo.

Tags  Featured
Locals  L-83, L-524, L-667, L-726
Reporter  V48N1

Union Tank Car closes

Company officials join Local 524 members in front of the last tank built at Union Tank Car in East Chicago, Ind. L-524’s Rick Welton (last row at left in blue-plaid jacket) used a wireless transmitter to take this photo.

Local 524 members are out of work

40 YEARS, 400 JOBS. That was the headline of a local newspaper story announcing the May 30th closing of Union Tank Car in East Chicago, Ind.

That’s 400 Boilermaker jobs — all members of Local Lodge 524.

L-524 Pres. Kelly Hounshell, a 27-year employee at the railroad car manufacturer, got word of the plant closing in March. A few months earlier the company cut production in half and laid-off 100 employees.

Tags  Jobs, Local News
Locals  L-524
Reporter  V47N3

GLAIC conducts safety training

Safety Specialist Milan Racic teaches his last safety class for the GLAIC.

Members from six affiliate lodges attend class

NEARLY 20 MEMBERS from six lodges attended a one-day program on safety and health at the AmeriHost Inn in Hammond, Ind., March 28.

Reporter  V47N3

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