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Retired IVP-NE Michael Murphy passes

RETIRED NORTHEAST SECTION International Vice President Michael S. Murphy passed away Nov. 27. He was 71. He retired Sept. 1, 2004 after 36 years as a Boilermaker member. Murphy was the father of former IVP-NE Sean Murphy.

Locals  L-154
Reporter  V56N4

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

ERIC S. DAVIS, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  1, 83, 433, 647
Reporter  V56N4

End of federal wind industry handouts is long overdue

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Billions in tax credits have propped up renewables, enriched corporations

THE WIND INDUSTRY is finally seeing a phase-out of the federal subsidies that have kept it alive over the past several decades. Ending that corporate cronyism is long overdue.

Reporter  V56N4

Hurricanes and fires affect dozens of Boilermakers

The Army National Guard helped those stranded in flood waters caused by Hurricane Harvey, which made an August landfall in Texas.

IBB Disaster fund helps members recover

A STRING OF natural disasters hit North America in 2017, causing destruction across the U.S. and Canada. Boilermakers in several regions were impacted by fires, hurricanes and flooding.

Reporter  V56N4

Boilermakers - Changing with the Times

The boilermakers union has been in Canada for more than 100 years.

They have, and continue to primarily produce steel fabrications, working on projects ranging from bridges to blast furnaces to construction of mining equipment.  The job remains physically demanding, requiring a mechanical aptitude and manual dexterity while performing precise work to exacting standards – often in extreme weather conditions.

The job hasn’t really changed.

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Reporter  V56N4

IP Jones chairs global union conference

Taking questions from delegates are, l. to r., Kemal Özkan, Assistant General Secretary, IndustriALL; IP Newton Jones, Sector Chairman; and Matthias Hartwich, Director, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Industries, IndustriALL.

IndustriALL meeting focuses on cement, glass, ceramics

INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT NEWTON B. Jones chaired the IndustriALL World Conference for Materials Industries in Bremen, Germany, November 2-3, which drew affiliate unions from around the world to discuss worker issues in the cement, glass and ceramics sector.

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Reporter  V56N4

L-449 supports special needs group

Shipbuilding lodge reaches out to Sunshine House

LOCAL LODGE 449 (Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin) recently announced that it has engaged with Sunshine House, Inc. to assist with the union’s mailing services. L-449 President Stephen “JR” Bowen said Sunshine House, located in Door County, provides those with special needs and disabilities opportunities to be productive, and the lodge is happy to support that mission.

“The membership of Local 449 believes that community involvement is vital in keeping with the values of being a good union organization and citizen,” he stated.

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Locals  L-449
Reporter  V56N4

Union-built, 4,000-ton, modular HRSG is first for US

Towed, pushed and guided by three tugs, the 4,000-ton HRSG heads down the Hudson River August 7.  Photo courtesy of Drone Pilots Leon Taufield & James Griggs Sr.

Massive steam generator makes historic journey down the Hudson

BOILERMAKERS PLAYED A leading role in 2017 in what is thought to be the first ever heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) built in the United States as a complete modular unit and shipped to its final destination.

Locals  L-5/197, L-28
Reporter  V56N4

Cement network meets in Canada for first time

BOILERMAKERS JOIN WITH other unions to foster cooperation in the cement industry. Representing the IBB are, in the second row: second from left, Arnie Stadnick, Director – Canadian Industrial Sector Operations Lodge Services, AD-ISO; fourth from left Bill Staggs, Executive Director, Cement Lodge Services – ISO, AD-ISO; far right, Tyler Brown, Executive Director – ISO; and in row one, at far right, Debbie Goodwin, Research Assistant – ISO.

Group seeks closer ties to counter strength of multinationals

REPRESENTATIVES FROM NORTH American cement unions met September 26 in Toronto, Canada, with IndustriALL Global Union to strengthen cooperation in the cement sector. It was the third meeting of the network and the first held in Canada.

Unions participating included the Boilermakers, the Teamsters, the Steelworkers and the Fédération de l’Industrie Manufacturière from francophone Canada.

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Reporter  V56N4

National Competition marks 30 years

The 2017 event marks the 30-year anniversary of the National Apprenticeship Competition. It grew out of section competitions, which started with the Southeast Area Joint Apprenticeship Committee’s recognition of the effort apprentices put into their training. In 1968, SAJAC held a competition for graduating apprentices and presented its first Paul D. Wedge Memorial Award. Over the next several years, other sections began establishing awards for their outstanding apprentices.

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    End of federal wind industry handouts is long overdue

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    Hurricanes and fires affect dozens of Boilermakers

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