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L-454 members complete steward training

Local 454 (Chattanooga, Tenn.) members completed steward training in August. Seated, l. to r., Michael Hawkins, Jared McCosh, Lamar Elrod, Julian Black, and Jeremiah Johnson. Standing, Billy Cornelison, Chris Leitner, Ted Smith, Chris Newsom, Von Caylor, Jason Bailey, Larry Ezell, Michael Blanchard, Michael McCarthy, Shannon Bates, BM-ST Bobby Lunsford, and Director of Construction Division Services Dale “Skipper” Branscum (trainer).

Locals  L-454
Reporter  V51N4

L-83 holds steward’s training class

L-83 steward training

Eighteen members of Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) completed a steward’s training class Feb. 17, 2012, at the lodge’s union hall. Front row, l. to r., Joe Lewandowski, Dale “Skipper” Branscum (Director – Construction Division Services and class instructor), Jason Hennigh, Brad Smith, L-83 President Tom Dye Jr., Chris Brown, L-83 Vice President Chris Urie, Gordon Gorajewski, and Robbie Gant. Back row, Paul McCarthy, Brian Williams, Joe Navarro, Gerald Calvert, Kevin Coones, Randy Kalleck, Ryan Oliveira, Bob Devereux, Rich Peve, and Danny Coones.

Locals  L-83

Boilermakers expand project management skills

MOST Project management training, Jan. 15-20, Kansas City, Mo.

Twenty attend MOST training session

MEMBERS FROM A dozen local lodges met in Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 15-20 to expand their skills under the MOST Project Management Training Program. MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training) is a pioneering labor-management trust fund designed to address issues in the construction industry through innovative programs and collaboration.

Reporter  V51N1

Boilermakers attend School for Workers

Basic Class 2011

Institutes focus on labor education

MORE THAN THREE dozen Boilermakers interested in expanding their knowledge of labor and union leadership attended sessions at the School for Workers on the University of Wisconsin campus last August. Commonly referred to as the Boilermaker Summer Institutes, the sessions include one week-long block for basic studies, another for advanced studies. After completing the basic session, participants typically return the following year to complete the advanced course.

Reporter  V50N4

​NLC launches free financial education program

THE NATIONAL LABOR College (NLC) in Silver Spring, Md., has introduced a new financial education program especially for union members. The free program is designed to educate members about making sound financial decisions. It includes an informational website featuring how-to videos  and practical advice about investments, pensions, debt, credit cards, and other topics. A booklet is also available to be shipped to unions or downloaded.

Reporter  V50N4

Canadian members sharpen supervisory leadership skills

Members of L-128 (Toronto, Ontario) and L-555 train in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Feb. 16-17, 2011.

Program emphasizes communication techniques

FORTY-EIGHT MEMBERS from four Canadian locals participated in the two-day field supervisor leadership training program held late last year and early this year, according to Grant Jacobs, Canadian National Director of Apprenticeship and Education. Jacobs, pictured in the first two photos kneeling/sitting at left, led the course, assisted by Jonathan White, Assistant National Training Coordinator, pictured to Jacobs’s right.

Locals  L-128, L-146, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V50N2

Mark your calendars now for the 2011 SFW training seminars

August 14-19 BASIC; August 21-26 ADVANCED

The 2011 School for Workers Summer Training Institute
Madison Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin

Additional announcements and registration information will be mailed to local lodges early this summer.

For more information, please contact Cheryl Harris at 913-371-2640.


Reporter  V49N4

First all-Canadian project management course held in Vancouver

Pictured above are, l. to r., front row: Berren Sonier, L-73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia); Dan Dutkiwich, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta); and Steve McGuire, Local 128; second row, Scott Brechin, L-146; Greg Florell, Local 555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba); Grant Jacobs; Sam Basque, L-73; Jody Pedersen, L-146; and Jerry Flaherty, Local 203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland); third row, Gerry Klimo; j’Amey Holroyd, L-146 training coordinator; at center of group, Andy Ogrodnik, L-555; J. P. Gogosha, L-128; Hugh Cameron, L-128; and Sk

17 members from six locals attend

SEVENTEEN CONSTRUCTION Boilermakers from six local lodges attended the first project management course to be held in Canada with all-Canadian participants. The training took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nov. 7-12.

The week-long course was taught by Dale “Skipper” Branscum, Director of Construction Division Services, and Gerry Klimo, Local 154 (Pittsburgh) safety training coordinator.

Training coordinators Scot McMahon, Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario) and Al Bennett, Local 359 (Vancouver) audited the program.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-203, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V50N1

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