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62nd Annual Summer Training Institutes

62nd Annual Summer Training Institutes

The International Brotherhood’s 62nd annual Summer Training Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School for Workers will be held during the weeks of August 11-16, 2019 and August 18-23, 2019. Your lodge is encouraged to send officers, stewards, and other local lodge leaders to this year’s institutes.


IVP-Canada Maloney retires

Outgoing IVP-Canada Joe Maloney

Stadnick elected to fill position

AFTER NEARLY FIVE years as International Vice President of Canada, in addition to nine years as IVP of Western Canada, Joe Maloney retired Feb. 1 from a distinguished career in the Boilermakers. The International Executive Committee, by unanimous vote, elected Arnie Stadnick, Director of Canadian Industrial Sector Operation Lodge Services and Assistant Director – ISO, as Maloney’s replacement.

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Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

SCOUTS FROM TROOP 1028 in Platte City, Missouri, spent a few evenings this past winter at Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) learning about weld and cutting processes and tool identification, as well as watching demonstrations of welding and torch and plasma cutting. To cap off their week, the scouts worked with Boilermakers to make a popcorn popper for the troop’s next camping trip, and they earned a merit badge.

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Boilermakers’ booth popular with career expo participants

Tim Simmons, director of National Recruitment Services, draws interested students to the IBB booth at the career expo at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) in Greenville, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of Greenville Technical College, Copyright 2019

Flux core, stick and TIG welding equipment attract prospective Boilermakers

TIM SIMMONS, DIRECTOR of National Recruitment Services, took inventory of the contents of his truck bed: Brochures and handouts? Check. Stands for the welding equipment? Check. Backdrop? Check. Table cover? Check. He needed to make sure he packed everything for the 350-mile trek to attend an annual invitation-only career expo at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) in Greenville, South Carolina.


No deal for Green New Deal

Newton B. Jones, International President

Plan would ruin U.S. economy, fail to mitigate climate change

THE GREEN NEW Deal, introduced in the U.S. House as a non-binding resolution Feb. 7, is a wildly unrealistic and unworkable proposal for mitigating climate change by radically remaking America’s economy and society.


IBB takes 'Unions Say No to Violence' pledge

Pledge Poster

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD of Boilermakers has joined the efforts of IndustriALL Global Union in its fight against workplace violence toward women. The "Unions Say No to Violence" #TakeThePledge campaign denounces all forms of gender-based violence and harassment and calls all affiliated unions to take the pledge to:

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MOST hosts project management training

MOST hosts project management training

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 7-10. The class teaches Boilermakers to lead the management of multi-craft projects and to make decisions that benefit the owner, the contractor and the union. Instructing the class were Skipper Branscum, retired MOST Administrator; Pittsburgh Local 154 retiree Gerry Klimo and Chicago Bridge & Iron retired contractor Mike Suplizio.


L-693 member hustles his way to helping others

Local 693’s Terrence Nellum, left, receives the Hustle Award from Tee McCovey, public relations director for the Mississippi United Way for Jackson and George Counties.

TERRENCE NELLUM, LOCAL 693 (Pascagoula, Mississippi), personifies the word “hustle,” at least according to the United Way. Nellum, who works at Ingalls Shipbuilding, signed up over 180 new United Way donors, earning himself the non-profit’s first Hustle Award.

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John Cammuso passes

John Cammuso

Former Babcock Power manager was familiar face to Boilermakers

JOHN CAMMUSO, WHOSE lengthy career in the construction industry included serving as Babcock Power’s manager of power plant construction nationwide, died in Worcester, Massachusetts Jan. 2. He was 87.


What’s cooking at Vulcan? Perfection.

Mark Campbell, fabrication TIG welder, inspects his work after TIG welding a convection oven outer door skin that will hold window glass.

Local S50 makes the equipment that serves up quality

IN A HIGH-END restaurant known for its steaks, a customer anticipates the juicy porterhouse he’s ordered. He’s hungry, and as he sips a nice cabernet and chats over the appetizers, he thinks about the melt-in-your-mouth, warm-red-centered, savory-seared goodness that’s to come. It’s the most expensive item on the menu. So, the steak stakes are high: If the chef misses the mark, chances are the customer won’t be back.

But there’s no worry, because when it arrives, the meat is perfect—just as it always is.

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  • Outgoing IVP-Canada Joe Maloney

    IVP-Canada Maloney retires

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  • Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

    Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

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  • Tim Simmons, director of National Recruitment Services, draws interested students to the IBB booth at the career expo at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation (CMI) in Greenville, South Carolina. Photo courtesy of Greenville Technical College, Copyright 2019

    Boilermakers’ booth popular with career expo participants

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  • Newton B. Jones, International President

    No deal for Green New Deal

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  • Pledge Poster

    IBB takes 'Unions Say No to Violence' pledge

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