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Top safety award goes to Local 92

Pictured left to right: IP Newton B. Jones, L-92 BM-ST Oscar Davila, IVP Western States J. Tom Baca and MOST Administrator Mark Garrett.

LOCAL LODGE 92 (Los Angeles) was presented with the Charles W. Jones Award, which honors the local lodge demonstrating the highest use of specified MOST programs during the preceding year: OSHA 10/30, Common Arc, Substance Abuse, Scaffolding, Steel Erection, Rigging, Leadership and The Boilermaker Code. International President Newton B. Jones presented the award to L-92 Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Oscar Davila.

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Canada Tripartite conference spotlights mental, physical wellness

 IVP-Canada Arnie Stadnick

CANADIAN BOILERMAKERS, CONTRACTORS and owners convened in St. Andrews-By-The-Sea, New Brunswick, August 13-15, to discuss industry issues, solutions and updates. Under the conference theme “Moving Forward Together,” attendees addressed safety, workforce planning, the nuclear industry in Canada, workplace technological advances, carbon capture and storage, indigenous recruiting and other pertinent topics during the 2019 Boilermaker Industry Tripartite Conference.

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Women rise strong in the building trades

 Boilermakers and other union women flood downtown Minneapolis during a rally.

THE POWER OF women in the trades was palpable at the international Tradeswomen Build Nations conference in Minneapolis October 11-13. With over 2,800 women and industry leaders attending—including nearly 80 Boilermakers—the message was clear: Construction jobs aren’t just for men anymore. Women can do the same jobs men do, and they can excel and thrive while doing them.

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Boilermakers joins rail union bargaining coalition

Boilermakers joins rail union bargaining coalition

Rail chiefs announce formation of Coordinated Bargaining Coalition

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD of Boilermakers has united in solidarity with the top leaders of nine rail unions in support of coordinated national bargaining efforts that began November 1. Collectively, the unions represent more than 105,000 railroad workers.

The Coordinated Bargaining Coalition includes:

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Boilermakers National Fund and Boilermaker family featured in New York Times article

Dawn Patterson of Perrysburg, Ohio, takes a multimillion-dollar drug to treat a rare bone disease that two of her children have, too.CreditCreditMaddie McGarvey for The New York Times

WITH DRUG COMPANIES developing new, life-saving treatments for once untreatable diseases, more and more families are asking their insurance companies to pay for these novel medications. According to a recent article in The New York Times, new treatments for rare diseases can cost millions, as was the case for a Boilermaker family highlighted in the article.

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Northeast Area Tripartite stresses need for qualified welders

IVP-NE John Fultz announces a new training center in East Hartford, Connecticut.

THE NORTHEAST AREA Tripartite highlighted initiatives in the Northeast Section, including a new training center and additional work gained for members. The biennial conference, held in Plymouth, Massachusetts, July 12-13, brought together owners, contractors and Boilermakers to address common issues facing the construction industry throughout the region.

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L-D239’s president elected as Montana AFL-CIO president

Randy Tocci, L-D239 president is Montana’s new AFL-CIO president

RANDY TOCCI, WHO led Local D239 (Three Forks, Montana) through a three-month lockout last fall, was elected as Montana AFL-CIO president this past June in Missoula. He ran unopposed and began his term July 1.

Tocci told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle that his experience with the lockout and the support L-D239 received from not only Boilermakers, but also from other labor unions, politicians and the community, inspired him to become more politically active in the labor movement and run for the position.

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Local 203 celebrates milestone in Newfoundland

L-203 BM-ST Jerry Flaherty welcomes guests to the gala evening.

NEARLY 200 CURRENT and retired Boilermakers from Local 203 (St. John’s, Newfoundland) and guests gathered August 10 in Newfoundland and Labrador’s capital St. John’s from throughout the province and far beyond to celebrate the local’s milestone 50th anniversary.

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