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Former L-659 members create ‘baby’ Gateway Arch

Ed Atwood solicits comments from former Boilermakers who worked on the Gateway Arch project in the 1960s.

Builders of original monument dedicate structure near Warren, PA

A SMALL GROUP of former Boilermakers who helped build the nation’s tallest monument, the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, can now look upon a 1/45 scale (14-foot-tall) version of the structure near Warren, Pennsylvania, the small town where they once worked on the famous project.

Locals  L-659

Organizers add 78 members to L-S234

International staff and L-S234 volunteers participate in an internal organizing drive for Tennsco workers.

In-plant effort focuses on solidarity, union advantage

BOILERMAKER ORGANIZERS, OTHER International staff members and Local S234 volunteers added 78 new members to the local lodge through an internal organizing campaign in Dickson, Tennessee, this past August. The lodge represents employees of Tennsco, a manufacturer of cabinets, shelving and other storage products.

The campaign ran for two weekends and involved visits to non-member homes to discuss the advantages of union membership.

Locals  L-S234

Industrial Sector leaders meet in Las Vegas

U.S. Air Force Maj., retired, Brian Shul describes his experience flying the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

Event draws Boilermakers from 83 local lodges, five district lodges

THE 2017 INDUSTRIAL Sector Operations Conference drew 172 delegates from across North America to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas July 31-Aug. 4. The meeting provided opportunities to learn from plenary speakers and breakout presenters, and to network with other lodge leaders.

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It’s time to replace Clean Power Plan with a sensible solution

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Boilermakers, other unions are proposing a new framework

IN SEPTEMBER, I joined with the general presidents of other unions in submitting a joint letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposing a sensible alternative to the overreaching, job-killing, industry-disrupting Clean Power Plan.


Setting The Record Straight On The Jones Act

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in response to legislation (S.1894) introduced by Sen. McCain to permanently repeal the Jones Act as it relates to Puerto Rico:


Locals award scholarships for 2017

Local 83 scholarship winners, left to right: Trustee Chairman Casey Jensen; President Robbie Grant; BM-ST Scot Albertson; Cody Anschutz, son of Wade Anschutz; Recording Secretary Zach Hayes; Marissa Riddle, daughter of Lori Manroe; Lori Manroe; Inspector John Seward; Garrett Helmich, son of Billie Helmich; Billie Helmich; Jordyn Corn, daughter of Jeff Kuzelka; and Jeff Kuzelka. Not pictured: Jordan Elam, son of Richard Elam.

IEC committee announces scholarship winners

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for two local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour. Both recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Rebecca MacDonald, daughter of Local 580 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) member Ross MacDonald, is a graduate of Sir John A. MacDonald High School and is attending Mount Saint Vincent University, studying business.

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Locals  L-13, L-14, L-83, L-105, L-146, L-580

Retiree praises Boilermaker uncle

As kids up at the farm, we would see Gramma looking forward to seeing [Uncle] Fred and Mervin come home. They were construction Boilermakers. All across Canada they traveled. Cold or hot weather, they were building hydro plants and refineries. They were in a unique trade. There were lots of ironworkers. There were lots of carpenters. There were lots of auto mechanics. But not many Boilermakers.

Fred said to Eric and myself, “What are you two guys doing?”

Eric and I were going nowhere fast.

Fred said, “You are going to be BOILERMAKERS.”

Locals  L-128

Top Canadian apprentices honored

NTTF cites McLaughlin with industry award

TEN CANADIAN APPRENTICES received recognition as top achievers during an awards ceremony at the 2017 Canadian Tripartite Conference in New Brunswick August 23.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-271, L-359, L-555

USA/IBB clay shoot tops $184,000

Union members and guests gather for the 2017 USA/IBB clay shoot in Lenexa, Kansas.

Boilermakers set another fundraising record

THE 9TH ANNUAL Union Sportsmen’s Alliance/Boilermakers Clay Shoot held in Lenexa, Kansas, September 23 raised more than $184,000, setting an all-time high for USA shooting events and topping the previous record of $160,000 set by the Boilermakers in 2016. The event took place at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas.

“As always, the Boilermakers have set the bar high” for USA shoots, said Scott Vance, the USA’s CEO and Executive Director, in ceremonies concluding the day.


Canadian Tripartite meets in New Brunswick

IVP Joe Maloney stresses the Boilermakers’ commitment to the construction industry.

Panels, speakers address industry issues

CANADIAN BOILERMAKERS, OWNERS and contractors convened in St. Andrews, New Brunswick, August 22-24 to address issues impacting the industry.

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  • Ed Atwood solicits comments from former Boilermakers who worked on the Gateway Arch project in the 1960s.

    Former L-659 members create ‘baby’ Gateway Arch

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  • International staff and L-S234 volunteers participate in an internal organizing drive for Tennsco workers.

    Organizers add 78 members to L-S234

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  • U.S. Air Force Maj., retired, Brian Shul describes his experience flying the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

    Industrial Sector leaders meet in Las Vegas

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  • Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

    It’s time to replace Clean Power Plan with a sensible solution

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  • Setting The Record Straight On The Jones Act

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