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Local Lodge D465

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

L-D465 members receive in-plant training

EIGHT MEMBERS OF Local D465 (Oklahoma City) received training March 26 in how to organize co-workers at their plant. Employees at the facility make PVC piping for Prime Conduit. Oklahoma is one of 22 states that does not allow union security contract language. Workers in these “right-to-work” states may refuse to join the union that represents them. However, unions are much more effective in winning better wages, benefits, and working conditions when all workers belong. Taking part in the training are, l.

Locals  L-D465

New lodge officers attend training

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sept. 9-11

Program held in five cities in United States and Canada

2008 WAS AN election year — not only for the governments of Canada and the United States, but also for Boilermaker local lodges in both countries. While U.S. lodges must hold elections every three years, Canadian lodges do so every five years. Occasionally, the Boilermaker local lodge election cycles coincide, as they did in 2008.

Reporter  V47N4

New contract summaries

Negotiating a three-year agreement for Local D523 members at Imerys are (l. to r.), front row, D523 Pres. Gary Haynes, Kaolin Mgr. Gary Haynes, and D523 ST Raymond Foster; standing, IR John Chapman, D523’s Bobby Cooper, Sr. HR Mgr. Tracee Sanders, plant mgr. Don Belcher, and production mgr. Steve Grant.

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

National Cement Lodge

Effective Dec. 15, 2007 to Dec. 14, 2013, for five members of the National Cement Lodge who work in shipping and maintenance at Cemex, a manufacturer of Portland cement in Neville Island, Pa.

Local 5 — New York

Effective Dec. 1, 2007 to Nov. 30, 2008, for two members of Local 5, New York, who make fiberglass storage tanks at Cardinal Fiberglass Industries Inc.

Reporter  V47N2

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