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A sister’s journey in the Brotherhood

Angie Holder is a 20-year member of Local 363 in Belleville, Illinois.

Mutual respect between the sexes is vital for success

WHEN ANGIE HOLDER started out as an apprentice 20 years ago at Local 363 (Belleville, Illinois), she understood that working in a male-dominated profession would have its challenges. But Holder notes that since her first day on the job, the rewards of working as a Boilermaker have outweighed any trials she’s faced.

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Locals  L-363

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 55 YEARS — Kenneth Malecki; and
  • 25 YEARS — Kevin Conde, Kenneth Nading.

Local 29 • Boston

CHARLES T. HANCOCK, BM-ST of Local 29, Boston, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-29, L-60, L-83, L-D92, L-191, L-454, L-647
Reporter  V56N2

Lawmakers attend Boilermakers’ reception

Social setting encourages relationship-building

THE 2017 LEAP Congressional Reception drew federal lawmakers and other guests to the Mayflower Hotel April 25, including many in Congress who had just returned to Washington, D.C., following a recess.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V56N2

US must re-engage on climate change

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Paris withdrawal cedes leadership, will isolate nation

WHILE THE PARIS climate accord has its detractors — and there are legitimate concerns — turning our backs on the global movement to limit climate change and mitigate its effects is a national policy mistake that must be corrected, and soon.

Reporter  V56N2

Local 106 members create twin towers replica for 9/11 memorial

Jim Stapf, L-106, installs a stainless steel replica of the World Trade Center’s twin towers on the 911 Steel traveling memorial. Photo courtesy of Fred Anderson

Traveling memorial honors victims of the World Trade Center attack

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 106 (Cincinnati) created a stunning 7-foot replica of the twin towers as an addition to 9/11 Steel, a Cincinnati traveling memorial honoring the victims of 9/11. The original memorial consisted of a 12-foot section of twisted structural steel from the World Trade Center that had been donated to the Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati and maintained by volunteers of the city’s Goodtimers Foundation. For years, the steel had been displayed alone, on a flatbed trailer.

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Locals  L-106
Reporter  V56N2

U.S. House Again Overwhelmingly Rejects Attack on Davis-Bacon Act

Strong, Bi-Partisan Majority Expresses Support for Protecting Community Wage and Benefit Standards for U.S. Construction Workers

July 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Tom Owens
202-756-4623
towens@buildingtrades.org

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Welding students seek high-paying Boilermaker jobs

From left to right, instructor Steve Youngblood, Austin Chaille, Richard Morris, Dakota Roy, Taylor Davidson, instructor Paul Richardson, Daniel Speigelman, Laeton Mowatt, instructor Eric Johnson and Simmons.
Vo-tech students seeking high-paying welding jobs with the Boilermakers received an opportunity to test their skills at the Tom P. Haney Technical Center in Panama City, Florida, recently, according to Tim Simmons, the Boilermakers’ Director of Recruiting. Simmons said qualified welders are in high demand across the country, so graduates of technical schools and high schools with welding programs, especially MIG welders, have an excellent opportunity to find high-paying welding jobs with the Boilermakers, or welding apprenticeships.
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Reporter  V56N2

Boilermakers name Frank LoBiondo Legislator of the Year

Congressman LoBiondo praises the Boilermakers, and organized labor, as the backbone of the country.

New Jersey congressman cited for record in common sense policies

FOR OVER 20 years, Frank LoBiondo has forged a reputation as a solid moderate lawmaker who works both sides of the aisle on behalf of hard-working Americans. The U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district received the Abe Breehey Legislator of the Year award April 25 during the Boilermakers’ annual LEAP conference in Washington D.C.

Reporter  V56N2

Quilt brings in $4,240 for disaster relief

JoBeth Allison displays the quilt she made to support the Disaster Relief Fund. At left is Director of Health and Safety Services Mark Garrett.

JoBeth Allison crafts unique fund raiser

JOBETH ALLISON, wife of Local 69 (Little Rock, Arkansas) BM-ST Rodney Allison, used her quilt-making skills for an especially good cause – raising money for the Boilermakers’ Disaster Relief Fund. To create the quilt, she contacted construction lodges throughout the Southeast Section and requested T-shirts specific to each lodge. Then she worked the T’s into the quilt design. She also used T-shirts from MOST and the Southeast Joint Apprenticeship Committee.

Locals  L-69
Reporter  V56N2

SEA Tripartite meets on industry issues

TVA Senior Program Manager for Industrial Relations Jerry Payton speaks about the Boilermaker Code during a presentation by MOST National Administrator Skipper Branscum (background).

Pension, recruitment, training, top agenda

PARTNERS IN THE Southeast Area Tripartite Alliance met April 10-12 in Destin, Florida, to review construction industry developments involving the Boilermakers, signatory contractors and owners.

Among the key topics addressed were changes to the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust and Boilermaker initiatives to ramp up training and recruitment.

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