THIRTY-FOUR BOILERMAKERS from the United States and Canada attended the 61st annual School for Workers Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, August 13-24. Over the two-week period, the institute offered basic and advanced courses. Participants received training from School for Workers professors as well as International staff on topics geared to broaden understanding of the labor movement and skills that are essential to union leadership development.
Attending the Basic Class were: Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) Christopher Mueller and John Mueller; Local 374 (Hammond, Indiana) Mark Kmiecik, James Turner and William Turner; Local 614 (New London, Connecticut) Michael Bushek, William Licciardi and Jorge Morales; Local 696 (Marinette, Wisconsin) Ben Blazek, Lawrence Dessart, Jeremy Erickson and Nathan Velazquez; Local D174 (Louisville, Nebraska) Brandon Bantz, Mike Fischer and Ryan Smith; Local D414 (Pryor, Oklahoma) Ralph Neice and Carl Stein; and from the International, Madison Everson and Amy Wiser.
Attending the Advanced Class were: Local 19 (Philadelphia) Alex Biddy and James Hall; Local 146, Mitchell Gagne and Stennie Noel; Local 344 (Ridgecrest, California) Anthony Arndt, Melissa Baxter and Eddie Ezell; Local 696, Lawrence Alger, Joyce Allgeyer, Alan Archambault, and Marvin Elkins; Local D93 (Humboldt, Kansas) John Hill, Rodney Sigg; and Local D239 (Three Forks, Montana) Tyler Oehmcke.