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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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Southeast Area Tripartite focuses on adapting with industry changes

IP Jones unveils the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund.

Companies, contractors depend on trained-and-ready Boilermakers for mutual success

SAFETY, SHIPYARDS, THE power industry and the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund were hot topics during the 2018 Southeast Area Tripartite, March 26-28 in Destin, Florida. More than 115 company representatives, contractors and Boilermakers met under the uniting theme “Working Together for a Stronger Industry!” to build relationships, learn the latest industry info and confront challenges.

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Boilermakers union condemns Supreme Court decision

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Kansas City, KS, (June 27, 2018) – The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, a construction and industrial union headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, condemns today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, saying the ruling ignores the constitutional rights of dues-paying members.

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Labor-business partners launch California Refinery Tripartite

California State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter, with IP Jones and Western States IVP Tom Baca, receives an award for his longstanding partnership with Boilermakers.

Refiners, contractors, Boilermakers seek common ground, industry solutions

WHEN THE IDEA to convene a California refinery-focused tripartite was first envisioned, Western States International Vice President J. Tom Baca anticipated 40 to 50 refiners, contractors and Boilermakers would attend the inaugural event hosted by the Brotherhood.

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CSO Conference focuses on the future, stronger work opportunities

IP Newton B. Jones outlines the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund concept.

IP Jones unveils major initiative, delegates debate referral rule changes

PUT MORE WORK in the hands of Boilermakers. If discussions and presentations during the 2018 CSO Conference could be boiled down to one thing, that was it: More Boilermakers getting more of the work.

Indeed, ensuring a solid future for all Boilermaker members anchored many conference topics, as construction lodge leaders from across North America met in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 4-8 to discuss innovation, safety, challenges, growth, training and more.

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Local 105 earns highest safety honor

SCOTT HAMMOND, BM-ST of Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio), accepts the John F. Erickson NACBE Safety Award on behalf of his lodge during the 2018 Construction Sector Operations Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5.  L. to r. are IST Bill Creeden, IVP-GL Larry McManamon, NACBE Executive Director Ron Traxler, Hammond and IP Newton Jones.

National Safety Award renamed to honor former NACBE Executive Director

THE GREAT LAKES Section took top honors for the first time ever, when Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio) was named winner of the National Safety Award — now known as the John F. Erickson NACBE Award — during the Construction Sector Operations conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 4-8.

Locals  L-5, L-5/175, L-11, L-69, L-105
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Boilermakers sponsor 40 Native American elders

Each spring and fall Adopt-A-Native-Elder delivers boxes of food, clothing and simple medicines to many different areas of the Navajo reservation.

Donations help elderly Navajo maintain traditional lifestyles

FORTY NAVAJO ELDERS living in remote tribal areas in the Southwest are now receiving food packages, food certificates and firewood courtesy of the Boilermakers union as part of an outreach program based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

International President Newton B. Jones said a decision was made last year to support the program, Adopt-A-Native-Elder, as a substantial number of our members who live in Arizona and New Mexico are part of the Navajo Nation.

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Locals  L-4, L-627
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