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Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones issues statement on nomination of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor

Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta

KANSAS CITY, KS, Feb. 20, 2017 — Newton B. Jones, International President of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC, today issued the following statement on the nomination of Alexander Acosta for Secretary of Labor.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC hereby commends Alexander Acosta on his nomination for Secretary of Labor.

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Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones issues statement endorsing Tom Perez for Chairman of the Democratic Party

KANSAS CITY, KS, Feb. 20, 2017 — Newton B. Jones, President of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC, today issued the following statement supporting the candidacy of Tom Perez for Chairman of the Democratic Party.

The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers, AFL-CIO/CLC supports Tom Perez for Chairman of the Democratic National Committee.

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Boilermakers USA shoot hits fundraising high

Event raises $160,000, draws 186 shooters

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance (USA) 8th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot raised more than $160,000 to set a new record for all USA shooting events Sept. 24. The event, held at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kansas, attracted 186 participants. Representing the Boilermakers union were 23 teams from various locals and from the International. A total of 38 teams participated.


Senator Jeff Flake’s “Pay Cut for American Workers Act”

January 26, 2017 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Tom Owens
202-756-4623
towens@buildingtrades.org

WASHINGTON, DC -- Senator Jeff Flake’s badly informed call for the repeal of the federal Davis-Bacon Act is a shining example of a politically tone-deaf maneuver backed by discredited research and misguided special interest groups.

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Louisiana flooding drives Howell family from home

Anthony Howell’s home, left, during the August 2016 flood.

Disaster relief fund helps members recover

IT WAS STILL dark at Anthony (Cornbread) Howell’s home in Albany, Louisiana, one rainy morning this past August when he was awakened by pounding on his front door. An anxious neighbor told him she had water coming into her house. Historic rains had been drenching the state, and in Livingston Parish, where Howell lives, more than 31 inches fell in 15 hours.

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Lafarge-Holcim merger impacts IBB locals

Tyler Brown, COS/ED-ISO, gives an interview during a global cement conference in Hyeres, France, Oct. 17-19.

Global unions seek answers, dialogue

THREE GLOBAL LABOR unions affected by the merger of the world’s two largest cement companies, Lafarge and Holcim, are working together to promote the fair treatment of the conglomerate’s more than 100,000 workers worldwide, including cement industry Boilermakers belonging to eight local lodges in North America.

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SEA Tripartite Conference stresses safety, recruitment

IVP-SE Warren Fairley

Owners describe industry developments; work groups report

THE SOUTHEAST AREA Tripartite conference held in Destin, Florida, earlier this year stressed the importance of safety and recruitment while providing updates on the utility industry and committee work.

IVP-SE Warren Fairley praised Southeast locals for their commitment to safety, noting their successes, including winning the 2015 national safety award sponsored by the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE). Since 1991, the Southeast Area has won the award 19 times, Fairley noted.

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Boilermakers win seven ILCA awards

Group cites IBB for publishing, video, photography, website

THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR Communications Association has announced that creative work produced by the Boilermakers International has been selected for seven awards of excellence.

The Communications Department received two first place awards, for Best Photo Essay or Gallery and Best Design for Newspapers or Newsletters. The department also received two third place awards, for the 33rd Consolidated Convention website and Best Photograph.

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Referral rules change Dec. 15

Domicile/dispatch requirements clarified

EFFECTIVE DEC. 15, 2016, clarifications to the Uniform Referral Standards and Joint Referral Rules concerning U.S. construction lodge joint referral rules goes into effect. The National Joint Rules and Standards Committee has issued amendments that apply to Article 5, Registration, clarifying what is required to change an applicant’s domicile or dispatching local.

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Boilermakers tour Museum of Making

Boilermakers present Ian MacGregor, far right, with an honorary membership and a replica of Hero’s steam engine. L. to r.: Dean Milton, L-146 BM-ST; Charles Jones, D-BHPD; Joe Maloney, IVP-Canada; Warren Fairley, IVP-SE; and MacGregor.

Private subterranean facility houses antique industrial machinery

THIRTEEN BOILERMAKERS GOT a rare treat September 26, when they traveled west of Calgary, Alberta, for a personal tour of the Canadian Museum of Making, a private collection of industrial machinery and tools, some of which are centuries old.

The group joined engineer, inventor and entrepreneur Ian MacGregor, as he led them through a vast underground chamber below his home containing some 20,000 artifacts.

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