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NMAPC Launches Groundbreaking Online Training & Education Resource

The NMA I.Q. eLearning Resource Center offers comprehensive training and information on the industry's flagship project labor agreement

ARLINGTON, VA – The National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC) – which administers the National Maintenance Agreements (NMA), a widely used series of project labor agreements in the U.S. union construction and industrial maintenance industry – today unveiled NMA I.Q., a revolutionary "e-learning" training and education system available for free to the public at www.nmaiq.org.


Sixteen receive project management training

Pictured are, front row, left to right, Skipper Branscum, instructor, IBB; Shannon Thompson, L-502 (Puyallup, Wash.); Adam Howard, L-169 (Detroit); Adam Mueller, L-1 (Chicago); Charles Stobaugh, Local 502; Bridget Connors, MOST; Mike Suplizio, instructor (retired contractor); middle row, Timothy Heider, L-83 (Kansas City, Mo.); Jeremy Stinehelfer, L-85 (Toledo, Ohio); Kevin Griffith, L-40 (Elizabethtown, Ky.); Kenneth Cress III, L-363 (East St. Louis, Ill.); Jason Sandusky, L-363; James Smith Jr., L-83; Jer

SIXTEEN CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS completed the MOST project management course held in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 10-15. The course teaches members how to manage a project in a business-like manner, enhancing the value that Boilermakers bring to contractor and owner communities as well as to the union.

Launched in 2004, the MOST Project Management Program was developed in conjunction with management consultant FMI and Cornell University.

Reporter  V55N1

MOST conducts code training at L-37/District 5

MOST INSTRUCTORS CONDUCTED Boilermaker Code training at the Local 37/District Lodge 5 union hall in Slidell, La., Nov. 20. Left to right, front row: office secretary Carrie Malbrough, office administrator/bookkeeper Toni Howell, apprentice Leamsi Quintana and apprentice Randall Kennair. Back row: instructor Steve Speed (SAIP, retired), apprentice Justin Dupre, apprentice Rashad Oubre, L-37 BM-ST Anthony Howell, L-37 trustee Michael Troxler, L-37 chairman of trustees Floyd Farlow, MOST training representative Roman Alaniz Jr. and instructor Jim Banford (L-13 BM-ST, retired).

Locals  L-37
Reporter  V55N1

Building Trades will host Women Build Nations conference

Locals, other labor bodies urged to send members

THE SIXTH NATIONAL Women Build Unions Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Conference Center in Rosemont, Ill., April 29 – May 1.

The goal of the conference is to promote recruitment and advance women’s leadership in the construction industry and in the unions working in the industry.


Members working TVA job pause for Code training

Local 40 Boilermakers and travelers working at the TVA Paradise project receive training on The Boilermaker Code.

Kiewit grants paid time off, buys lunch

WHILE A NUMBER of local lodges have hosted Boilermaker Code training for their members since its roll-out in September, signatory contractor Kiewit has taken the proactive step of sponsoring the training in the midst of a project for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Locals  L-40
Reporter  V54N4

Members attend 58th Annual SFW Summer Institute

Graduates of the 58th Annual Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., stand with their certificates in front of the state capitol July 17.

BOILERMAKERS FROM THE United States and Canada attended the 58th Annual School for Workers Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., July 12-17. They completed studies in collective bargaining, Brotherhood structure and services, contract costing and research, contract enforcement, labor history, membership mobilization, safety and health, communications and other topics.

Reporter  V54N3

MOST launches Boilermaker Code training

Construction Division Director Dale “Skipper” Branscum teaches the train-the-trainer course.

Instructor cadre complete train-the-trainer course

NEARLY TWO DOZEN retired Boilermaker leaders and MOST representatives attended a Boilermaker Code train-the-trainer course August 18-20 in Kansas City, Mo. The group will form a cadre that will teach construction members a one-day course aimed at elevating craft performance and securing work, among other objectives.

Reporter  V54N3

Canadian members receive steward training

Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) Oct. 4, 2014

More than 70 Boilermakers attend classes

MORE THAN 70 Boilermakers from across Canada received steward training between October 2014 and February 2015, according to International Rep Richard MacIntosh, who led the instruction.

Ten lodges sent members to the training.

Reporter  V54N2

Canadian members receive Field Supervisor Leadership training

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, TRAINING (L-128). Kneeling, l. to r., Jonathan White (Assistant National Training Coordinator) and James Vahey; standing, front row, l. to r., Ryan Creech, Michael Queen, James Fisher, Gordon Campbell, Dennis Geddes, Duaine Dukeshire, Duane Austin, Stuart Kilday and Mike Tracy; standing, back row, l. to r., Jacob Holmes, Christopher McKeown, Kevin Jedruch, Blair Allin (Health & Safety Instructor), Craig Walker and Robert Sills.

Local 555 and Local 128 host classes

NATIONAL TRAINING, CANADA, conducted three Field Supervisor Leadership Training classes in the first quarter of 2015. Local 555 hosted the class at training centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba (January 20-21) and Regina Saskatchewan (January 27-28). Local 128 hosted the class at its Burlington, Ontario, training center March 17-18.

Locals  L-128, L-555
Reporter  V54N2

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