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Canadian Federation of Labour, Union Plus announce scholarship winners

Union Plus scholarship recipient Alicia Dinh.

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced its selection of the Canadian Federation of Labour award winners. In addition, Union Plus announced a Boilermaker scholarship winner.

For the Canadian Federation of Labour scholarship, both recipients receive a $1000 award.

Locals  L-128, L-158, L-203
Reporter  V58N3

From cooking to crosses, L-40 retiree helps the homeless

L-40 retiree Calvin Minton makes crosses from railroad spikes to raise money for the homeless.

WHEN CALVIN MINTON from Local 40 (Elizabethtown, Kentucky) retired in 2013, he’d planned to volunteer to build houses with Habitat for Humanity. A heart attack and hip replacement shifted that plan to something a bit less demanding. Instead, Minton uses his culinary skills to feed the homeless and his blacksmithing skills to raise money for a local shelter for the homeless.

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Locals  L-40


Boilermakers shoot raises record $215,000 bucks for the bang

The massive crowd at the 11th annual USA Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot prepares to brave the rain.

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance won big at the 11th annual USA Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot September 21. The event raised a record-breaking $215,000-plus to support USA’s mission to unite the union community through conservation to preserve North America’s outdoor heritage. And International staff was proud to donate $15,235 to safeguard the continent’s shared wildlife legacy.



International announces scholarship winners

International announces scholarship winners

THE BOILERMAKERS INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced the winners of its 2019 scholarship program. The committee awarded $50,000 to 22 recipients, with $38,000 going to U.S. applicants and $12,000 going to Canadian applicants. The one-year grants included 10 $3,800 awards and 12 $1,000 awards.

The committee selected scholarship recipients from a pool of 78 Boilermaker dependents. The applicants were judged on their academic achievements, leadership skills, participation in extracurricular activities and a written essay.

Reporter  V58N3

Boilermakers joins rail union bargaining coalition

Boilermakers joins rail union bargaining coalition

Rail chiefs announce formation of Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

CLEVELAND and WASHINGTON, DC, November 1 — Top leaders of 10 rail unions announced today that their organizations will be participating in coordinated bargaining in the round of national negotiations that began on November 1, 2019. The unions comprising the Coordinated Bargaining Coalition are:


District 10 holds first leadership training conference

Attending the first District 10 conference are, first row l. to r., L-D454 ST David (Spud) Stevenson, L-D406 ST Share Hebert, L-D579 ST Mike Ettinger, L-D494 ST Stanley Young, District 10 BM-ST Tony Andrade, L-D406 VP John Black, L-D366 BM Jameson Amaral, L-D387 President Jason Bosley, L-D387 ST Mike Gyde and L-D324 President Scott Carson. Second row l. to r., L-D366 President Jason Boles, L-D494 President Jim Louwe, L-D454 President Brad Sutherland, L-D579 President Shawn Hines, L-D488 ST Mike Smith, L-D48

CEMENT DIVISION DISTRICT 10, which formed in 2016 to represent 11 cement locals in eastern Canada, hosted its first conference in Moncton, New Brunswick, September 23-26. The conference, organized and led by District 10 BM-ST Tony Andrade, was an opportunity for local lodge leaders to understand the responsibilities of their positions and develop working relationships within District 10.

Andrade and IR Kent Oliver kicked off two days of presentations and interactive participation, including time to answer lodge leader questions.

Reporter  V58N3

Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

ERIC S. DAVIS, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-83, L-627, L-647, L-667
Reporter  V58N3

Jamie McMillan: ‘Evangelist’ for the skilled trades

Local 128’s Jamie McMillan

WHEN JAMIE MCMILLAN interacts with high school students, it’s hard to tell if she’s a student or the teacher. She acts young, has boundless energy and fits in with students—which is a bit ironic, considering she dropped out of high school her senior year. But after getting her GED, and becoming a journeyman with the Ironworkers (she’s currently a Boilermaker apprentice), she now works the tools six months of the year. She spends the rest of the year speaking to school-age kids through her business KickAss Careers—a name students picked.

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Locals  L-128
Reporter  V58N3

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