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Local Lodge 693

Pascagoula, Mississippi

Phone: (228) 474-4166

Local 693 apprentices graduate from Ingalls Shipbuilding program

FIFTY APPRENTICES FROM Local 693 (Pascagoula, Mississippi) celebrated their graduation from the Ingalls Shipbuilding multi-craft apprenticeship program in ceremonies at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum August 26. At Ingalls, Boilermaker apprentices train four years to become journeyman ship fitters and two years to become journeyman welders.

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Boilermaker family lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Bridget Martin and her husband, Bryan, watch as their sons, Bryce and Brody, receive the wreath prior to setting it at the tomb.

BRIDGET MARTIN, SPECIAL Assistant to the International President and a member of Local 693 (Pascagoula, Miss.), received “an opportunity of a lifetime” when she and her family were invited to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. Due to another family being unable to attend, the president of the Ironworkers, Eric Dean, asked Martin and her family to participate. “It was very touching,” said Martin, “especially because it was Memorial Day.”

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Locals  L-693

LEAP honors CAF, LEF contributors

Northeast Section IVP D. David Haggerty, center, presents L-154 delegates with a Capitol Dome Award for achieving the highest CAF donations by a local. Left to right, delegates Tom McKittrick, Paul Price, IVP Haggerty, Ray Doria, and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Funds support pro-worker candidates, member education

TOP DONORS TO CAF and LEF in 2013 received recognition during the 46th annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) conference in Washington, D.C., April 28-May 1. The awards went to vice presidential sections, individual lodges and individual members.

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Reporter  V53N2

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

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.

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Reporter  V51N2

Plight of Avondale workers remains in doubt

L-1814 President Chris Burnett stands near the bow section of an LPD ship under construction at the Avondale shipyard in 2009.

Northrop Grumman plans to close shipyard by 2013

AS MEMBERS OF Local 1814 (Bridge City, La.) report for work at the Avondale shipyard each day, they do so with a sense of foreboding. Unless something changes dramatically, Northrop Grumman will shut down Avondale, eliminating about 4,500 jobs by 2013. Nearly 1,000 Boilermakers worked at the shipyard and at the smaller Tallulah shipyard until last fall, when the company began laying off workers. The firm ceased operations at Tallulah in late 2010. By early February 2011, only about 550 L-1814 members remained at Avondale.

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Reporter  V50N1

Locals vote to extend Northrop Grumman contracts

Members of Local 693 (Pascagoula, Miss.) cast their votes on a two-year contract extension with Northrop Grumman.

Shipyard workers okay raises, preserve health care benefits

UNION EMPLOYEES AT Northrop Grumman’s Gulf Coast shipbuilding facilities overwhelmingly approved a two-year contract extension Dec. 1. The Pascagoula Metal Trades Council and its affiliates, including Local 693 (Pascagoula, Miss.), joined with other unions on the property to pass the extension by an 85 percent margin. The New Orleans Metal Trades Council and its affiliates, including Local 1814 (Bridge City, La.), joined with other unions to approve the extension by a 90 percent margin.

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Local lodge leaders attend summer training institute

2008 School for Workers Basic Class

Venue moves as university converts Friedrick Center to dorm

FORTY-SEVEN LOCAL lodge leaders attended classes at the 51st annual Summer Training Institute at the University of Wisconsin’s School for Workers held July 13-25, 2008, in Madison, Wis. Over a two-week period, the institute offered basic and advanced courses.

Reporter  V47N3

New contract summaries

A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges

National Transient Lodge

Effective Aug. 11, 2007 to July 10, 2008, for 32 members of the National Transient Lodge who manufacture tanks and tank systems for the grain processing industry at the Winbco Tank Company in Ottumwa, Iowa. Winbco is a custom manufacturer of tanks, pressure vessels, columns, and equipment for use in the food, grain, ethanol, hydrocarbon, chemical, power, wastewater, fruit juice, and brewing industries.

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Reporter  V46N4

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