Skip to main content

Headline News

IR Trépanier leads 175,000 unionists in Quebec strike

IR Michel Trépanier led 175,000 construction workers in Quebec on a seven-day strike May 24-30.  Photo credit Jean-Claude Tremblay/Journal de Quebec

Provincial government passes emergency law to force return to talks

MICHEL TRÉPANIER, AN International Rep for the Boilermakers and a former Local 271 (Montreal) business manager, led a province-wide, seven-day general strike May 24-30 involving 175,000 Quebec construction workers. The action temporarily shut down construction projects across Quebec.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-271
Reporter  V56N2

NoVA presents IP Jones with top leadership award

AFL-CIO Virginia President Doris Crouse-Mays presents IP Newton Jones with NoVA’s 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award.

Record-breaking crowd attends ceremony

THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA Labor Federation (NoVA) presented Boilermakers International President Newton B. Jones with its 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award June 2 at its annual dinner and award ceremony held in Vienna, Virginia. The award is NoVA’s premiere recognition of achievement, acknowledging life-long commitment to the pursuit of justice for working men and women.

Virginia AFL-CIO President Doris Crouse-Mays presented the award.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V56N3

Gala honors Richmond Shipyards’ ‘Rosies’

Above, left to right, are Rosies Kay Morrison, Marian Sousa, Agnes Moore, Priscilla Elder, Marian Wynn and Phyllis Gould. All but Sousa are former Boilermakers. Photo courtesy of Kristopher Skinner/Bay Area News Group

At its annual gala on April 8, the Rosie the Riveter Museum (Richmond, California) honored the legacy of women who worked at the Richmond Shipyards near San Francisco during World War II. During the war, women comprised 37 percent of all Boilermakers working at the shipyard. The “Rosies” held a wide variety of jobs, including welders, burners, ship fitters and general laborers. They also performed general clerical work.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V56N2

Westinghouse locks out 172 Local 651 members

Westinghouse locks out 172 members of L-651. IBB creates a fund to help members.

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CO. locked out 172 members of Local 651 at its Newington, New Hampshire facility May 21, claiming the company and union have reached a collective bargaining impasse, even though just five negotiating meetings and a single mediation session (during which the company walked out) have been held. During contract negotiations, Westinghouse sought to strip severance provisions, cut defined benefits and drastically reduce health insurance benefits for the workers.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-651

Bakery Workers appeal to shareholders as Oreo brand goes to Mexico

As President Trump talks fair trade, some companies continue to ship jobs out of the United States. The open letter below explains the callous betrayal by multinational corporation Mondelez of 1,000 Nabisco workers in Chicago who, for 50 years, made Oreo cookies. It is for just this reason that the Boilermakers are involved in global labor unions, to combat the power, greed and inhumanity of such businesses.

Tags  Headline News

Fossil fuels are vital to America's energy future

IP Newton B. Jones

In the Washington Times May 1 Special Energy Section, International President Newton B. Jones discusses the future of fossil fuels in America and calls for more federal investment in carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) along with an “all of the above” energy policy. IP Jones’ op-ed appears alongside those of U.S. representatives and senators, union and business leaders and energy consultants.

Tags  Headline News

New Campaign Promotes National Infrastructure

ReBuild USA Focuses on Fixing Crumbling Infrastructure

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Monday, May 15, 2017
CONTACT: Lori D’Orazio, info@rebuildusa.org

Washington, DC - As Infrastructure Week kicks off, a new national organization backed by trade unions with millions of members has launched a countrywide campaign to fix America’s roads, bridges, rail, ports, airports, water and sewer systems, and the energy grid.

Tags  Headline News

Local 11 wins national safety award

Local 11 BM-ST Jess LaBuff second from right, accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of Local 11 (Helena, Montana). Joining in the presentation are (l. to r.) IP Newton Jones, NACBE President Greg Purdon, IVP-WS J. Tom Baca and NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson.

Safety records improve in two areas

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2016 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections during the Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Florida on March 5-9.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-11
Reporter  V56N1

Labor Heritage Foundation to Honor IP Newton B. Jones

THE LABOR HERITAGE Foundation has announced it will honor International President Newton B. Jones with an award May 19 at AFL-CIO headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Foundation uses music and the arts to strengthen the Labor Movement and promote knowledge of the cultural heritage of the American worker. It also conducts historical research through written and oral histories.

Tags  Headline News

IVP-Northeast Haggerty retires after distinguished career

D. David Haggerty

IEC elects Fultz to succeed

INTERNATIONAL VICE PRESIDENT, Northeast Section, D. David Haggerty will retire May 1 after nearly six years as an IVP and a Boilermaker career spanning four decades. He will be succeeded by CSO Executive Director John Fultz.

The changes were announced March 6 by International President Newton B. Jones during the Construction Sector Operations conference in Marco Island, Florida.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-5/175, L-45
Reporter  V56N1

Pages

Latest News

  • Boilermaker Scholarship application

    Apply now for a Boilermaker scholarship

    Read More

  • Boy Scouts earn a Model Design and Building merit badge by completing mock reeving project. From left to right: L-627’s Gary Bain, and Scouts Henry Flatt and Nathan Schrepfer.

    Boy Scouts earn badges, learn merits of being a Boilermaker

    Read More

  • (L. to r.) MOST Administrator Mark Garrett, IVP Southeast Warren Fairley, L-26 BM-ST Johnathon Bates and IP Newton B. Jones.

    Charles W. Jones Award presented to Local 26

    Read More

  • IR Erica Stewart helps emcee the plenary sessions at Women Build Nations.

    Tradeswomen roar at Women Build Nations conference

    Read More

  • Local 169 apprentice Patrick Morand gives a thumbs-up after being hospitalized.

    Local 169 apprentice pulls worker from burning ash

    Read More