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When you’re going into a grievance meeting where differing opinions of the facts of the case may be aired, it’s a good idea to avoid name-calling.

Reporter  V48N4

Local 60 awards 12 $500 scholarships

Fund-raisers finance education program

LOCAL LODGE 60 (Peoria, Ill.) announced the recipients of its fifth annual scholarship award on Sept. 3. A total of $6,000 was awarded to 12 scholarship applicants. The one-year, $500 grants were awarded to every 2009 candidate — all Local 60 Boilermakers or their dependents. Only Local 60 members — or the spouse, child, or grandchild of a Local 60 member — are eligible for this scholarship award.

Locals  L-60

Locals  L-193

Conducting an Investigation

Employing a few basic strategies can improve your investigations and thereby improve your chances of winning.

Reporter  V48N3

MOST conducts project management training

Twenty attend course in Kansas City

TWENTY CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS from 15 lodges attended the MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training) trust’s project management program in Kansas City, Mo., July 26-31. The week-long course “provides instruction on how to manage projects in a business-like manner and make decisions that positively impact project goals and provide an overall benefit to the owner, the contractor, the Boilermakers union, and other union crafts,” said Roger Erickson, MOST safety representative.

International announces 2009 scholarship winners

Twenty-six Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2009 scholarship program April 14. A total of $50,000 was awarded to 26 scholarship recipients: $38,000 to United States students and $12,000 to Canadian students.

Reporter  V48N2

Mark your calendars for summer training

Annual collective bargaining institutes to be held weeks of July 26 and August 2

STEWARDS, OFFICERS, AND other local lodge leaders should consider enrolling in the Boilermakers Collective Bargaining Institutes, offered through the University of Wisconsin School for Workers July 26 and August 2. These institutes offer the most comprehensive training in collective bargaining, grievance handling, and other aspects of local lodge leadership of any courses provided by or through the International.

Reporter  V48N1

June 15 is deadline for Industrial Sector conference

Event will be held July 21-23 in Kansas City

LOCAL LODGES PLANNING to send representatives to the Industrial Sector conference July 21-23 in Kansas City, Mo., must get their registration forms in to the International by Monday, June 15. All local lodges in the Industrial Sector are expected to send at least one representative unless it is financially impractical to do so.

A conference registration packet was mailed to all Industrial Sector local lodges in mid-February.

The Industrial Sector consists of all industries other than construction. It includes:

Northrop Grumman stewards attend training in Louisiana

LOCAL LODGE 1814 (Bridge City, La.) hosted steward training on Jan. 15-16 for workers represented by the New Orleans Metal Trades Council at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.

The council supported the training, with stewards attending from Boilermaker Locals 37 (New Orleans) and 1814, as well as affiliate locals IBEW L-733, Painters L-2330, Pipefitters L-60, and the Asbestos Workers Union.

Thirty-seven stewards participated in the two-day training, discussing political action, safety, grievance handling and preparation, record keeping, and contract language.

Locals  L-37, L-1814
Reporter  V48N1


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