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Local Lodge 900

Barberton, Ohio

Delegates advocate for local and national issues during LEAP

Local 627’s Shane “Kalai” Ferreira, who works for BAE Systems in Hawaii, offers reasons why a strong Jones Act is essential to the nation. L to r: BM-ST Jacob Evenson; Jesse Isleman, legislative aide of Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI); Wesley Dale and Ferreira.

LEAP DELEGATES FROM across the United States brought Boilermaker issues to Capitol Hill April 15-17, scoring valuable face time in lawmakers’ offices. This year, in addition to leave-behind fact sheets, delegates presented a video brochure containing the film “CCS: Bridge to a Cleaner Energy Future,” which explains the urgent need for increased funding for the development of carbon, capture, use and storage (CCUS). The video, which automatically plays when the brochure is opened, proved popular on the Hill.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-5/5, L-13, L-28, L-154, L-627, L-900
Reporter  V58N2

Boilermaker’s daughter joins Democratic hopeful in Ohio governor race

Betty Sutton

Cordray/Sutton show strong commitment to labor

FROM A YOUNG age, Betty Sutton, running mate of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, learned the value of hard work and the importance of the Labor Movement from her father, Leo Sutton, a former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member. Her father’s ability to earn a living wage and provide for six children from his union job at Babcock & Wilcox drove Sutton’s lifetime passion to support working families.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-85, L-744, L-900
Reporter  V57N1

Members attend 58th Annual SFW Summer Institute

Graduates of the 58th Annual Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., stand with their certificates in front of the state capitol July 17.

BOILERMAKERS FROM THE United States and Canada attended the 58th Annual School for Workers Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., July 12-17. They completed studies in collective bargaining, Brotherhood structure and services, contract costing and research, contract enforcement, labor history, membership mobilization, safety and health, communications and other topics.

Reporter  V54N3

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

IVP James Pressley retires

IP Newton B. Jones, center, presents a clock to commemorate IVP Jim Pressley’s 50 years of service during the LEAP conference last year. At left is Bridget Martin, Director of Political Affairs.

JAMES A. PRESSLEY, International Vice President-at-Large for the Industrial Sector and the Boilermakers’ Chief of Staff, retired effective Feb. 1...

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-900

Pressley recalls challenges rewards

IVP Jim Pressley

SOMETIMES UNION LEADERSHIP is a trial-by-fire experience. That was the case for Jim Pressley in 1987, when he filled the unexpected vacancy of president of Local 900 just two weeks before contract negotiations were set to start. “We worked without a contract for 16 months,” he recalled. “We implemented an in-plant strategy [staying on the job while conducting solidarity measures] and ultimately prevailed.”

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-900

L-900 supports vets’ memorial

L-900 President Don Hamric stands with Chell Rossi, vice president of the Ohio Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, in front of the marble welcome sign purchased with funds from the local and a donation from the International.

Ohio park is modeled after “The Wall” in Washington, D.C.

WHEN LOCAL 900 (Barberton, Ohio) members learned about a new Vietnam veterans’ memorial being planned in their state, they were quick to offer their support. The members raised $800 and also secured a donation from the International.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-900

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