Skip to main content

The Boilermakers and global unions

IndustriAL Global Union

The Boilermakers union has long participated in global labor solidarity. We are affiliated with IndustriALL Global Union as a way to confront transnational corporations and the exploitation of workers in North America and around the world. Only through collective action at the global level can workers achieve fairness and economic security in the face of employers with enormous global resources and governments that cannot, or will not, hold these transnational corporations accountable.

Boilermaker locals have benefited from our affiliation with global unions. Union pressure through the ICEM (now part of IndustriALL) helped us settle a long-running contract dispute with cement industry giant Lafarge and cement lodge D27 in Missouri. ICEM also worked closely with the Boilermakers union to establish the National Association of Cement and Building Materials Union Network (NACBMUN), a ground-breaking collaboration involving the Boilermakers, Steelworkers, and Teamsters. Participating unions share information and develop strategies for effective collective bargaining.

Today IndustriALL represents 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy, and manufacturing sectors. International President Newton B. Jones serves on the organization’s executive committee and chairs the Materials Sector.

Website: www.industriall-union.org

Latest News

  • L-374’s Nick Tokarz explains the hammer forging process.

    L-374 treats visiting instructors to blacksmithing demo

    Read More

  • Bank of Labor’s newest office opened in 2015 in Washington, D.C., expanding operations to reach the headquarters of many U.S.-based unions.

    Bank of Labor puts union money back to work — for unions

    Read More

  • It's time to end oilsands shaming

    Read More

  • Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

    EPA proposes replacement for Clean Power Plan

    Read More

  • Members of Local D239 in Three Forks, Montana, man the picket line outside the Imerys Talc facility that locked them out August 2. Lodge president Randy Tocci holds a toy unicorn, referencing Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s assertion to the media that the lockout is a “unicorn” in Montana — a rare occurrence. The last lockout in the state happened in the 1980s.

    Locked out L-D239 stands strong, seeks return to work, fair contract

    Read More