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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CSO conference tackles industry challenges

 IP Newton Jones announces IVP Haggerty retirement, Fultz election.

Pension changes headline meeting

CONSTRUCTION LODGE LEADERS from across North America gathered in Marco Island, Florida, March 6-9 to address challenges, opportunities and changes affecting the Boilermaker membership.

International President Newton B. Jones began his remarks by announcing the retirement of IVP-NE David Haggerty, the IEC’s election of ED-CSO John Fultz to that office as well as staff changes in Construction Sector Operations.

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IVP Maloney: Canada trade deal is bad for workers

Joseph Maloney, IVP - Canada

LATVIAN CEOS ARE surely giddy at the recent parliamentary vote in favour of CETA — the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement — between Canada and the European Union. Latvia is the first EU member to ratify CETA, having approved the deal Feb. 23. The vote in the Latvian parliament was 71-5 in favour.

And why not? The average annual wage in Latvia last year was about $10,230. With CETA making it possible for foreign corporations to import their own workforces, Latvian companies are now well positioned to bid on supply and services contracts in Canadian markets.

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National Consumers League picks Bank of Labor

The National Consumers League and representatives of other organizations supporting the NLC protests meet with Bank of Labor Feb. 27 at the bank’s Washington, DC, headquarters. Seated, l. to r.: Karen Duncan, Maritime Trades Department, AFL-CIO; Gwend Johnson, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Mike Stotz, AFL-CIO ITC; and Elise Bryant, Labor Heritage Foundation. Standing are Alicia Page, Bank of Labor, Fran Owens, Labor Heritage Foundation, Puja Aura, AFL-CIO ITC and Labor Advisory Board Member for Bank o

The Bank of Labor on March 6 issued the following statement regarding recent actions by the National Consumers League protesting Wells Fargo's policy on mandatory arbitration.

"As a labor majority owned and operated bank, we enthusiastically welcome the National Consumers League as a client. The NCL's decision to withdraw its operating capital from Wells Fargo and open an account with Bank of Labor speaks not only to the mutual respect between our two organizations but also to our common focus on serving the needs of workers and promoting social justice.

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L-73 good Samaritan backs cross-Canada cyclist

Sean Richardson, left, and Keven Michaud, L-73, pause during their ride across Canada to raise awareness of the veteran suicide rate.

Trip raises awareness of veteran suicide rate

LEAVE IT TO a Boilermaker to help a stranger when he’s down. That’s what Kevin Michaud, Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) did when he saw Sean Richardson, cyclist and veteran advocate, pushing his bike along the highway in Edmundston, New Brunswick in August 2016.

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