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Western States Tripartite stresses organizing and helpers

IVP-WS J. Tom Baca discusses how the Helper Program keeps costs down for owners and contractors.

10 owners, 44 contractors attend

THE WESTERN STATES Tripartite conducted its 13th annual meeting July 18-20 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, with owners, contractors and Boilermakers attending from across the region. The conference addressed many topics significant to the industry, with special emphasis on both the Helper Program and organizing to meet the increasing demand for Boilermakers.

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Labor Day facts: Union jobs offer women, minorities better life

The rigged economy disproportionately hurts women and people of color. But unions provide the most effective vehicle for women and people of color to gain their fair share of the wealth they create and to secure the freedoms and rights they deserve.

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USA presents Hite with Lifetime Achievement Award

An avid sportsman, Hite was instrumental in rallying union leader support for the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance.

Franklin, TN —The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) recently reached another milestone, following its recent tenth anniversary, in presenting its first Lifetime Achievement Award to Chicago area resident William P. Hite, President Emeritus of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States, Canada (UA).


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Welding students seek high-paying Boilermaker jobs

From left to right, instructor Steve Youngblood, Austin Chaille, Richard Morris, Dakota Roy, Taylor Davidson, instructor Paul Richardson, Daniel Speigelman, Laeton Mowatt, instructor Eric Johnson and Simmons.
Vo-tech students seeking high-paying welding jobs with the Boilermakers received an opportunity to test their skills at the Tom P. Haney Technical Center in Panama City, Florida, recently, according to Tim Simmons, the Boilermakers’ Director of Recruiting. Simmons said qualified welders are in high demand across the country, so graduates of technical schools and high schools with welding programs, especially MIG welders, have an excellent opportunity to find high-paying welding jobs with the Boilermakers, or welding apprenticeships.
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Boilermakers name Frank LoBiondo Legislator of the Year

Congressman LoBiondo praises the Boilermakers, and organized labor, as the backbone of the country.

New Jersey congressman cited for record in common sense policies

FOR OVER 20 years, Frank LoBiondo has forged a reputation as a solid moderate lawmaker who works both sides of the aisle on behalf of hard-working Americans. The U.S. Representative from New Jersey’s 2nd congressional district received the Abe Breehey Legislator of the Year award April 25 during the Boilermakers’ annual LEAP conference in Washington D.C.

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SEA Tripartite meets on industry issues

TVA Senior Program Manager for Industrial Relations Jerry Payton speaks about the Boilermaker Code during a presentation by MOST National Administrator Skipper Branscum (background).

Pension, recruitment, training, top agenda

PARTNERS IN THE Southeast Area Tripartite Alliance met April 10-12 in Destin, Florida, to review construction industry developments involving the Boilermakers, signatory contractors and owners.

Among the key topics addressed were changes to the Boilermaker-Blacksmith National Pension Trust and Boilermaker initiatives to ramp up training and recruitment.

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Labor Heritage Foundation honors IP Jones

IP NEWTON Jones receives the 2017 Labor Heritage Foundation’s “Solidarity Forever Award” for preserving labor history and culture. Left to right: Bricklayers IP James Boland, IP Jones, Ironworkers GP Eric Dean and LHF Exec. Dir. Elise Bryant.

Accolades given for Bank of Labor, social justice initiatives

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT NEWTON B. Jones received the 2017 Labor Heritage Foundation “Solidarity Forever Award” in ceremonies at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C. May 19 for supporting labor history and culture through the Boilermaker History Preservation Department (BHPD).

LHF Executive Director Elise Bryant presented the honor.

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Boilermakers embrace emerging welding technology

Members of L-92 train on the Miller PipeWorx 350 FieldPro. Front row, l. to r., Antonio Cardoso; Michael Ndipagbor; Leausa Finau; Karla Baeza; Oscar Davila, L-92 president and training instructor; Edwin Bogner, Miller Electric; Joe Acorn; and Tyler Rosenbaum.

Local 92 meets increasing demand for qualified craftsmen

LOCAL 92 (LOS ANGELES) is embracing new technology to stay attractive to contractors in a highly competitive market and to meet increased demand for qualified welders in California. For the past two years, L-92 has trained journeymen and qualified fourth-year apprentices in flux-core welding using PipeWorx 350 FieldPro, a regulated metal deposition (RMD™) system, according Oscar Davila, L-92 president and training instructor.

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