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Local Lodge 549

Pittsburg, California

Phone: (925) 427-4121

Boilermaker wins labor activist award

Labor activist Wilmer Ellis and his wife, Juanita, during a LEAP conference.

Local 549 member honored for political efforts

LOBBYING, PRECINCT WALKING, and phone banking to elect labor-friendly candidates are all in a day’s work for Local 549 (Pittsburg, Calif.) member Wilmer Ellis. A Boilermaker of 34 years, Ellis has been selected by the Contra Costa County Central Labor Council and Building & Construction Trades Council for the Labor Activist of the Year Award.

Locals  L-549
Reporter  V51N1

Local 154’s Dunlevy wins national apprentice contest

BRANDON DUNLEVY places first in the national apprentice competition.

L-85’s Harman places second; NE contestants take team honors

EIGHT TOP BOILERMAKER graduate apprentices from across the United States tested their skills during the 24th annual National Outstanding Apprentice Competition held at the Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.) training facilities in Orchard Park Sept. 25-29. Contestants competed in written and practical tests. They were graded individually and as teams from their respective geographic areas. Judges included veteran Boilermakers and contractor representatives.

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-85, L-154, L-169, L-453, L-502, L-549
Reporter  V50N4

Locals  L-549
Reporter  V50N3

International announces 2011 scholarship winners

37 Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2011 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 37 scholarship recipients, with $36,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $14,000 to applicants from Canada.

Reporter  V50N3

Conference honors Boilermakers for CAF, LEF support

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2010 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., March 21.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V50N2

Letters to the Editor

L-29’s Moffatt thanks Boilermakers

MY BIG BROTHER, Dave, got me started as a Boilermaker in 1975. At age 54, I could not continue in the trade [due to health reasons]. Just before Christmas, a couple of my friends from Local 29 took up a collection, and I received $4,072. I can’t explain how much it meant to me.

Locals  L-29, L-549, L-647
Reporter  V50N1

Locals award service pins

Inspector Dave Berger (l.) presents a 70-year membership pin to his grandfather, Clarence Berger. Clarence, who recently celebrated his 97th birthday, began his Boilermaker career in 1940 working for Western Pipe and Steel as a shipyard helper. He was a member of Local 6 (Oakland, Calif.).

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports the following membership pin presentation:

25 YEARS — Felix M. Rosa.

Local 374 — Hammond, Ind.

Paul Maday, BM-ST of Local 374, Hammond, Ind., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-159, L-374, L-549
Reporter  V49N3

L-45’s Brown wins national apprentice competition

Jason Brown, Local 45, accepts the first-place trophy from Intl. Pres. Newton Jones, l., and Intl. V.P. Sean Murphy.

Title is first for Richmond, Va., lodge; L-69’s Tucker takes second place

GRADUATE APPRENTICE Jason Brown broke new ground for his lodge Sept. 27 – Oct. 1 by becoming the first L-45 (Richmond, Va.) member to win the Boilermakers’ national outstanding apprenticeship competition. Brown was also the first L-45 member ever to place in the Southeast area event — he was runner-up in that competition, held July 27-30 at L-199 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Locals  L-5, L-27, L-45, L-69, L-237, L-242, L-549, L-744
Reporter  V48N4

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.


Members of Congress join delegates at reception

Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, third from right, with (l. to r.) IR Dave Bunch; Dir. of Political Affairs Bridget Martin; Gary Aycock, L-627; Keola Martin, L-90; and IVP Warren Fairley.

Boilermakers build relationships with legislators

DELEGATES TO THE 41st annual LEAP conference welcomed legislators, congressional aides, and other guests to the Boilermakers’ congressional reception March 18 to continue the work of building good relationships.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V48N2

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