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Tradeswomen roar at Women Build Nations conference

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

Over 50 Boilermakers attend eighth annual event

THEY’RE LOUD, THEY’RE proud, and they want their union brothers to know they’re capable on the job. That was the mantra of 52 Boilermakers along with 2,200 other skilled tradeswomen and union representatives who gathered for the 2018 Women Build Nations conference in Seattle October 12-14, sponsored by the North American Building Trades Unions.

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Long lockout over for Local D239

Members of L-D239, their families, friends and the community stayed the course on the picket line throughout the three-month lockout.

Three-month standoff ends with new contract

LOCAL D239 BOILERMAKERS are back to work in Three Forks, Montana, after a more than 90-day lockout by multinational Imerys Talc. The massive French-owned company locked out workers August 2, after the union refused to ratify a new contract that would have gutted key benefits and work practices.

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Shooters shatter USA fundraising and attendance records

USA Event Manager Chris Piltz announces a record $200,000 plus raised by the Boilermaker-sponsored event.

IBB-sponsored sporting clays event raises more than $200K

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance 10th annual sporting clays shoot, sponsored by the Boilermakers and held in Lenexa, Kansas, September 22, set a new fundraising record for all USA shoots across the nation, bringing in over $200,000, easily topping last year’s record (also set by the Boilermakers) of $184,000.

Set at the Powder Creek Shooting Park, the 2018 event drew 223 participants, also a record.

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Tester bill would hold Imerys accountable for lockout

U.S. Senator Jon Tester

(U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing legislation to hold France-based Imerys accountable for locking workers out of its jobs at its talc plant in Three Forks.

Tester’s bill, the Prohibiting Incentives for Corporations that Kickout Employees Tax (PICKET) Act, will eliminate tax breaks, deductions, and credits for corporations that lock out their workers during a labor dispute. Tester rallied with workers locked outside of the Imerys plant in Three Forks last month and vowed to take legislative action in the U.S. Senate.

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Locked out L-D239 stands strong, seeks return to work, fair contract

Members of Local D239 in Three Forks, Montana, man the picket line outside the Imerys Talc facility that locked them out August 2. Lodge president Randy Tocci holds a toy unicorn, referencing Montana Governor Steve Bullock’s assertion to the media that the lockout is a “unicorn” in Montana — a rare occurrence. The last lockout in the state happened in the 1980s.

Local community, nationwide and global support pours in after French multinational demands cuts to pensions, healthcare

THIRTY-FIVE LOCAL D239 Boilermakers in Three Forks, Montana, have been locked out at Imerys Talc America since August 2, their families going without paychecks and more after the French-owned company served up “last, best and final” contract demands that removed critical benefits.

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