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

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.

Local community, nationwide and global support pours in after French multinational demands cuts to pensions, healthcare

THIRTY-FIVE LOCAL D239 Boilermakers in Three Forks, Montana, have been locked out at Imerys Talc America since August 2, their families going without paychecks and more after the French-owned company served up “last, best and final” contract demands that removed critical benefits.

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ISO conference stresses organizing, recruiting

ISO conference stresses organizing, recruiting

Leaders from 104 local and district lodges attend

WITH UNIONS INCREASINGLY under attack, nearly 200 Boilermakers demonstrated their solidarity at this year’s Industrial Sector Operations Conference, eager to find the right tools to grow Boilermaker membership and strengthen their locals. The conference, held in Las Vegas July 24-27, drew one of the highest turnout in its history. Delegates gained informative and inspirational advice about organizing, recruiting and the need to increase union density worldwide.


Union trades reach major safety milestone at Vogtle nuclear plant

Vogtle Units 1-4  ©Georgia Power Company. All rights reserved.

Owner, contractor applaud 53 million man-hours without lost-time injury

FIFTY-THREE MILLION MAN-HOURS without a single lost-time injury is impressive — even more so on a massive, nuclear construction job. Southern Nuclear Company CEO and President Steve Kuczynski along with Bechtel Site Director Ty Troutman announced that major safety milestone at Vogtle Units 3 & 4 in southeast Georgia in July.

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Locked out L-D239 members need your help

Locked out L-D239 members need your help

TO ALL LOCAL LODGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

Re: Urgent Appeal for Financial Assistance to help locked out members of Local Lodge D239

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

On August 3, 2018, IMERYS locked out 33 members of Boilermakers Local Lodge D239 in Three Forks, MT. The members rejected a company proposal that, among other things, would have removed new retiree health insurance, frozen their defined pension benefit, removed seniority from consideration when filling positions and changed how overtime was paid.

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AFL-CIO elects IVP Fairley to Executive Council

IVP-SE Warren Fairley

Will assume position held by IP Jones

THE AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE Council unanimously elected International Vice President – Southeast Warren Fairley to the council July 25. Fairley takes on the position formerly held by International President Newton B. Jones, who stepped down to devote more time to key Boilermaker conferences that are often scheduled at the same time as council meetings.

“I am honored that President Jones would recommend me to fill his position on the council,” said Fairley, “and that AFL-CIO President Trumka would support this recommendation.”

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Western States Section convenes historic M.O.R.E. Work Action Council

IP NEWTON JONES, foreground, explains the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund at the inaugural meeting of the Western States M.O.R.E. Work Action Council.

Group votes to cover member TWIC cards

IN AN HISTORIC event in Salt Lake City May 7, International officers, International reps and business managers from the Western States’ eight construction locals launched the first-ever M.O.R.E. Work Action Council meeting.

M.O.R.E. (Marketing, Organizing, Recruitment and Employment) is a work investment fund financed by U.S. construction members and designed to transform the union using proactive, coordinated strategies to increase work opportunities and bring in new members.

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New Utah center ready to prep next generation of Boilermakers

Jim Cooksey cuts the ceremonial red ribbon to signify the center’s official opening. l. to r. WSJAC Assistant Coordinator Andrew Jones, BOL President Bob McCall, SBCTC President Robbie Hunter, WSJAC Area Coordinator Collin Keisling, Cooksey, Charmayne Cooksey, IP Newton Jones, IVP Tom Baca, and Jenny Farney and Dan Klingman of Lincoln Electric.

J.G. Cooksey WSJAC Boilermaker Training Center opens for business

CLEAR SALT LAKE City skies and the snow-capped Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains made a picture-perfect backdrop as Boilermaker dignitaries and friends cut the ribbon and opened the new world-class J.G. Cooksey WSJAC Boilermaker Training Center this past May.

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  • 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.

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