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Douin retires from national inspection board

D-NRS-CSO Tim Simmons, left, presents a retirement gift from the Boilermakers to Dave Douin, Boilermaker and outgoing executive director of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

FROM DAVE DOUIN’S years as a Boilermaker to his final job as executive director for the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors, the work life of this Local 363 (East St. Louis, Illinois) member has been all about the boilers.

It all began shortly after high school graduation when Douin took a job at a coal-fired power plant as a timekeeper, checking men and women in and giving them their brass. That’s when a Boilermaker steward took a liking to him and helped him indenture into the union.

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Partnership offers college credits for apprentices in Great Lakes

Celebrating the partnership between GLABAP and LCCC are, from l. to r., BNAP Coordinator Mark Wertz, LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D, GLABAP Coordinator Larry McManamon Jr. and L-744 BM-ST Martin Mahom.

THE GREAT LAKES Area Boilermaker Apprenticeship Program just sweetened the pot for its members through a unique partnership with Lorain County Community College, located near Cleveland. Boilermakers can now earn college credits while they’re going through the apprenticeship, and better yet, it’s retroactive. The college and the Boilermakers announced their partnership at LCCC on Feb. 5.


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Local leaders advance skills in labor representation

Basic Class

BOILERMAKERS FROM THE United States and Canada attended the 62nd annual School for Workers Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, August 12-23. Topics covered in the basic session included collective bargaining, strategies to build worker cohesiveness, membership mobilization, contract enforcement, and health and safety. Issues in the advanced session included building union membership, workers and the global economy, unfair labor practices and grievance handling, among others.


New York local union joins Boilermakers

New York local union joins Boilermakers

On Feb. 1, approximately 400 service workers from independent Local 947 became affiliated with the Boilermakers. Local 947 president Gloria Larrondo, who has logged over 30 years in the fight for organized labor, has a strong commitment to protecting the rights of working people. She said this move was the right one to continue to protect and defend the local’s members.


IR Gareau trumpets union jobs to Canada’s indigenous

IR Emile Gareau

IR EMILE GAREAU is on a mission to introduce the Boilermakers to indigenous people across Canada by sharing his life story and his passion for the union.

“I would have never been as successful as I have been without the Boilermakers,” says Gareau, who is one of Canada’s indigenous peoples. “The Boilermakers gave me a chance in life.” It’s a message he touts from every speaking platform he can find.

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‘Cadillac’ tax repeal grants relief for union health care plans

 ‘Cadillac’ tax repeal grants relief for union health care plans

AFTER YEARS OF lobbying House and Senate members on Capitol Hill, lawmakers finally repealed the “Cadillac” tax. Originally set to take effect in 2018 (but delayed until 2022) to pay for the expansion of the Affordable Care Act—the 2010 law that provides health care tax credits for low income households and individuals—the “Cadillac” tax would have imposed an annual 40% excise tax on health plans that have annual premiums exceeding a certain dollar threshold.

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Boilermakers complete MOST project management course

MOST Project Management Class

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 13-17. 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. Pictured above front row, l.


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  • D-NRS-CSO Tim Simmons, left, presents a retirement gift from the Boilermakers to Dave Douin, Boilermaker and outgoing executive director of the National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors.

    Douin retires from national inspection board

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  • Celebrating the partnership between GLABAP and LCCC are, from l. to r., BNAP Coordinator Mark Wertz, LCCC President Marcia Ballinger, Ph.D, GLABAP Coordinator Larry McManamon Jr. and L-744 BM-ST Martin Mahom.

    Partnership offers college credits for apprentices in Great Lakes

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  • IP Newton B. Jones, with TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes, signs the strategic partnership agreement between IBB and TSSA.

    Boilermakers, UK-based TSSA sign strategic partnership agreement

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  • Register now for the 2020 LEAP Conference

    Register now for the 2020 LEAP Conference

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  • Basic Class

    Local leaders advance skills in labor representation

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