Increasing days, adding outside instructors improves program
FOR THE SECOND year in a row, the Midwest Boilermakers Industrial Council (MBIC) and Tennessee Volunteers Industrial Council (TVIC) joined forces to offer training for local lodge officers in Kokomo, Ind. This year, they expanded their training program, bringing in two instructors from the University of Wisconsin School for Workers (SFW) for nearly three full days of training.
Thirty-two participants learned about collective bargaining and administering the contract from SFW professors David Nack and Michael Childers.
The following locals sent members to the training session: MBIC Locals M-7, M-68, M-300, M-301, S-20, S-202, S-1978, 1240, and 1620; and TVIC Locals D-140, L-290, S-234, S-272.
Participants included Mark Babcock, Donald Baize, Tim Beckner, Rita Bennett, Fred Birkhold, Ricky Blanchard, Marc Bogenschutz, Don Brazell, Casandra Brown, David Cheschire, William Cowan, Todd Detro, Darrin Fawver, Phil Fox, Tim Griffiths, David Hicks, Jim Hicks, Mendy Hoffman, Duane Hollman, Corena Koch, Mike Landess, Clint Lane, Phillip Manley, Manio McKeever, James McMillon, Preston Miracle, Randy Pratt, Irv Schulkers, Greg Tyler, Joe Weitzel, Barry Wilson, and Paul Yatsko.