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Local Lodge 549

Pittsburg, California

Phone: (925) 427-4121

Area competitions test graduate apprentices

Great Lakes Area Competition

Events determine finalists for national title

THE U.S. NATIONAL Apprenticeship Competition marks the highest level of skills and knowledge testing for Boilermaker graduate apprentices. But before the finale, contestants are selected at the local lodge level to compete in their geographic areas.

In 2013, 37 graduate apprentices reached their area competitions, from which eight were selected by judges to enter the nationals.


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Locals  L-92, L-549

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

Refinery safety bill passes Calif. legislature

Members of Local 92 and Local 549 receive an update on SB 54’s progress in the California state Assembly. Seated at far back is Tom Baca, IVP-Western States and BCTCC secretary-treasurer.

Measure would create job opportunities for state building trades

THE BOILERMAKERS and other unions of the Building and Construction Trades Council of California (BCTCC) are applauding the passage of a bill to ensure that only highly-trained, highly-skilled tradesmen and tradeswomen may perform outside contractor work at the state’s petroleum refineries and other hazardous chemical plants.

SB 54 passed overwhelmingly: 51-24 in the state Assembly and 26-11 in the state Senate.

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Locals  L-92, L-549
Reporter  V52N3

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:

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

2013 Boilermakers Congressional Reception

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress...

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V52N2

LEAP honors CAF, LEF donors


IVP Larry McManamon accepts the award for highest LEF contribution by a local lodge on behalf of Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) from D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2012 received recognition during the 45th annual Legislative Education Action (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., May 5-9. The awards went to vice-presidential sections, individual lodges, and individual members.

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Reporter  V52N2

Null judges 1st, 25th apprentice contests

SERVING AS A judge for the 25th annual Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Competition this year carried a special significance for Ken Null, a retired Local 549 (Pittsburg, Calif.) member and former Babcock & Wilcox project manager. Null, who resides in Redding, Calif., was one of the 12 judges who participated in the very first apprenticeship competition, held in Kansas City, Kan., in 1988.

Locals  L-549
Reporter  V51N4

Calif. labor council elects IVP Baca secretary-treasurer

IVP J. Tom Baca

Organization represents 350,000 skilled construction workers

DELEGATES TO THE State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, AFL-CIO, unanimously elected Boilermakers IVP J. Tom Baca to a four-year term as secretary-treasurer Oct. 20 during the council’s quadrennial convention in Santa Monica.

Baca joined the SBCTC Executive Board as the Boilermakers Northern California representative in 2005. He succeeds Jim Kellogg, who had served as SBCTC secretary-treasurer since 2008, and will work closely with newly-elected President Robbie Hunter.

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Locals  L-549
Reporter  V51N4

Conference recognizes top CAF, LEF donors

Local 107’s Gerard “Mozzy” Maciejewski (center) was the top individual fundraiser for CAF. He is pictured with IVP J. Tom Baca and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2011 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., April 23-26.

CAF stands for Campaign Assistance Fund. As the Boilermakers’ political action fund, CAF money goes to support worker-friendly candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V51N2

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