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Local Lodge 696

Marinette, Wisconsin

L-7's Spencer recounts history-making ship commissioning

The new USS Little Rock (LCS 9) littoral combat ship. Courtesy Lockheed Martin

Boilermaker-built USS Little Rock meets namesake in Buffalo

WHEN THE USS Little Rock littoral combat ship number 9 (LCS 9) was commissioned December 16, 2017, in Buffalo, New York, retired Local 7 member and former BNAP National Coordinator Marty Spencer was on hand to witness the historic event. It was historic because it marked the first time in the U.S. Navy's 242-year history that a new warship was commissioned alongside its namesake.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-7, L-696
Reporter  V57N1

UP awards scholarship to Flynn

Stephanie Flynn

Spouse of L-696 member receives $500

STEPHANIE FLYNN, wife of Local 696 (Marinette, Wisconsin) member William Flynn, received a $500 scholarship from Union Plus earlier this year.

Stephanie is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in business administration at Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan, in a program through Lake Superior State University.

Locals  L-696
Reporter  V55N4

Walker signs right-to-work bill in Wisconsin

Boilermakers rally against right-to-work in Wisconsin.

State becomes 26th with anti-union law

IN ANOTHER BLOW to American labor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed right-to-work legislation into law March 9. The bill cleared the Republican-controlled legislature in Madison along party lines. The state Senate narrowly approved it February 25 by a 17-15 margin; the state Assembly passed the measure March 6 by a 62-35 vote to bring the bill before Walker.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-449, L-696, L-697
Reporter  V54N1

Navy launches L-696-built LCS 7

LCS 7 is rolled out of the assembly building for additional work prior to launch.

Littoral combat ship will be named USS Detroit

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 696 reached another milestone October 18 with the launch of the U.S. Navy’s LCS 7 into the Menominee River at the shipyard of Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wis. Marinette Marine is a subsidiary of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-696
Reporter  V54N1

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 40 YEARS — Thomas E. Hartley;
  • 35 YEARS — Christopher A. Pranger;
  • 30 YEARS — Steven A. Lambert; and
  • 25 YEARS — John C. Nolan.

Local 60 • Morton, Ill.

GARY LUSK, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Ill., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-193, L-647, L-696, L-1510
Reporter  V52N4

L-1998 welcomes shipbuilding orders

L-1998 Pres. and IR Robert C. Godinez, left, and Asst. Dir. – Shipbuilding and Marine Division Services Steven Beal, right, meet with Navy Sec. Ray Mabus in May.

NASSCO to design and build six product tankers

WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND Local 1998 (National City, Calif.) members laid off and a possible two-year gap in future orders, Boilermakers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego were facing tough times as 2013 began. Those worries have diminished, however, following news of two new contracts for Jones Act product tankers and an announcement by the Navy that it would move up production of new fleet oilers.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-696, L-1998
Reporter  V52N3

International announces scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $54,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2013 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $54,000 to 27 recipients, with $42,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V52N3

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

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