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Attention Members in Need of Disaster Relief

IN THE WAKE of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, some Boilermakers and their families have suffered significant and possibly devastating losses to their homes and personal property.

The Boilermakers have processed disaster relief checks for 25 members and retirees from Local 74 (Beaumont, Texas), Local 132 (Galveston, Texas) and the Quality Control Council of the United States.

If you have been impacted in this way, disaster relief assistance may be available to you. Contact your local lodge or call Mark Garrett, Director-Health & Safety Services, at 225-276-6796.


URGENT APPEAL TO LOCAL LODGES

Members Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma Need Your Help!

The International has issued an appeal to local lodges to assist fellow members impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

All locals and members are urged to donate to our Disaster Relief Fund in support of the victims of these natural disasters, and to assist our brothers and sisters during this critical time of need.

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Local 85 supports Ohio gubernatorial candidate on Labor Day

BOILERMAKERS FROM LOCAL 85 (TOLEDO, OHIO) express their support for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Betty Sutton as they prepare to march in their city’s Labor Day parade. Sutton is the daughter of former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member, Leo Sutton. Paul McGrew, L-85, stands with Sutton in front of fellow lodge members gathered downtown.

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Tripartite meeting updates NE region industry partners

IVP-NE John Fultz discusses leadership changes, workforce issues.

Boilermaker workforce among key topics

INDUSTRY PARTNERS ATTENDING the Northeast Area Tripartite Conference in Plymouth, Massachusetts, July 24-25 received updates on various developments and programs critical to the union, contractors and owners.

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Canadian members talk trade with cabinet minister

Meeting with Minister Amarjeet Sohi (second from left) are, l. to r., L-146 Trustee Ron Ruth, IR Cory Channon and L-146 Assistant Business Manager Robert Key.

CETA pact poses risks for unions, companies

CONCERNED THAT A pending trade deal between Canada and the European Union poses risks to Canadian unions and companies, a Boilermaker delegation met with Amarjeet Sohi, the federal Cabinet Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, in Edmonton August 17 to discuss the pact.

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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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