Thirty-four members of L-627 and L-4 attend Boilermaker Code and steward/jurisdiction training in Farmington, New Mexico, Jan. 17-18. Jacob Evenson, L-627 BM-ST, is in the first row, fifth from left. Instructors include Code trainers Ernie Dorsey, first row, far left, and Steve Speed, first row, far right; and L-627 Assistant Business Manager and steward/jurisdiction trainer Richard Lerma, second row, far left. Jay Brophy, MOST representative/technical support is in the third row, far left.
Owner, contractor reps show support
LOCAL 627 (PHOENIX) hosted two days of Boilermaker Code and steward training Jan. 17-18 in Farmington, New Mexico, drawing more 34 members, including some from Local 4 (Page, Arizona).
The Boilermaker Code is the newest program of the MOST trust and is aimed at educating and inspiring members to work with absolute professionalism on every project. The program stresses the importance of “living the Code” to build trust and earn opportunities for more work.
MOST Code trainers Ernie Dorsey and Steve Speed presented the class, which includes 10 teaching modules that incorporate video interviews and situational re-creations of unprofessional behavior. MOST Representative Jay Brophy provided technical support.
Jacob Evenson, L-627 BM-ST, said he was pleased with member participation and noted that owners and contactors also sat in on the class. “We had plant managers from Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Arizona Public Service (APS) as well as representatives from several contractor companies,” he said. “They interacted very well with our members and brought their own perspectives and insights, which are important for our members to hear. Our members also shared their own experiences and viewpoints.”
Local 627 members attending the class included Daniel Anaya, Allison Beyale, Fred Canyon, Ashley Cly, Vernon Davis, Ike Dugi, Darrell Goldtooth, Edison Gordo, Lynn Harris, Anthony Harrison, Lester Henry, Ben Joey, Daniel John, Delbert John, Filbert King, Monty Kinlicheenie, Craig Lane, Philbert Laughter, Ames Meyers, Melvin Mike, Preston Mitchell, James Presley, Ray Rentz, Karlyn Smallcanyon, Chanell Thompson, Vanson Tapaha, Aaron White, Aaron Wood and Stanley Young. Local 4 members attending included Ray John, Trina Salazar, Garrison Smith, Lorinda Smith and Virginia Tsinnijinnie.
Also attending were Tom Fallgren, PNM plant manager, San Juan generating station; Tom Livingston, APS plant manager, Four Corners generating station; Chicago Bridge & Iron (CB&I) representatives David Bittner, director of operations, APS fossil fleet; Steve Skidd, director of business development; Charlie Hughart, site manager Four Corners generating station; and from Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co. (BWCC), Brian Talcott, construction manager, and Kris Pincock, district construction manager.
The two days of training also offered sessions on steward training and jurisdiction, taught by Richard Lerma, assistant business manager.