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Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 55 YEARS — Sylvester Lopaczynski Jr.

Local 60 • Morton, Illinois

KIRK W. COOPER, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Illinois, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-647, L-650, L-667
Reporter  V57N2

M7 members help keep Attwood No. 1 in marine parts

IR Dan Luhmann, left, tours the Attwood facility with Human Resources Manager Jamie Orr and L-M7 President Mark Babcock.

From navigation lights to seat pedestals to trolling motors, Boilermakers keep boaters’ needs afloat

IF YOU’VE EVER bought a boat accessory for a recreational watercraft, chances are Boilermakers of Local M7 (Lowell, Michigan) had a hand in getting it to you. Members of the lodge work for Attwood Marine Products, the world’s largest supplier of boating accessories and parts.

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Locals  L-M7

Young Local 73 member sets the bar with Red Seal certification

Michael Barnett, Director of New Brunswick Apprenticeship and Occupation Certification, left, awards L-73’s Sheldon Patterson with his Red Seal Certificate.

SHELDON PATTERSON IS already an over achiever. The 21-year-old from Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) became the first New Brunswick Teen Apprentice Program (NBTAP) graduate to earn a Red Seal Certification (a skills accreditation for construction industry workers). He’s also the youngest person in recent years to become a Red Seal Boilermaker.

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Locals  L-73
Reporter  V57N2

Former Local 83 president fuels summer hobby with dirt and speed

L-83’s Scott Campbell wins the 2017 Midwest Modified Racing championship at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri.

Scott Campbell captures 2017 track championship title

START WITH A dirt race track, add a few speeding cars, stir in the weekend, and you have the recipe for Midwest Modified Racing, the passion of Scott Campbell, Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri). Dirt track racing is not just a passive hobby for Campbell. He has credentials that include individual race wins and the 2017 Springfield Raceway Track Championship in his class.

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Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N2

Boilermaker’s career hits the right notes

IR-CSO Monte Causey gives a small Boilermaker audience two takes on a Muddy Waters tune: blues and rock ‘n roll.

Country musician’s road travels New York to Nashville to Local 455

IF MONTE CAUSEY has his guitar with him, you know something good is bound to happen. Really good.

As Causey settles in at a hotel bar in Washington, D.C., Boilermakers taking a break from a long day lobbying their legislators at the annual LEAP conference begin to gather, inching in toward their Brother. They know something good is about to happen. Causey’s got his guitar.

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Locals  L-455
Reporter  V57N2

Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MICHAEL W. WEST JR., D-NTDS reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 25 YEARS — Kenneth E. Holland

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  NTD, L-1, L-11, L-13, L-40, L-83, L-363, L-647
Reporter  V57N1

Boilermaker’s daughter joins Democratic hopeful in Ohio governor race

Betty Sutton

Cordray/Sutton show strong commitment to labor

FROM A YOUNG age, Betty Sutton, running mate of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, learned the value of hard work and the importance of the Labor Movement from her father, Leo Sutton, a former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member. Her father’s ability to earn a living wage and provide for six children from his union job at Babcock & Wilcox drove Sutton’s lifetime passion to support working families.

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Locals  L-85, L-744, L-900
Reporter  V57N1

Boilermakers help thwart county right-to-work measure

Starting third from left, l. to r.: Tony Ciferni, Ed Harkins, John Bland, BM-ST Martin Williams and Martin Willis.

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 13 (Philadelphia) and Local 193 (Baltimore) joined forces with other unions Jan. 2 to protest a right-to-work proposal before the Sussex County, Delaware, County Council. Councilman Rob Arlett introduced the measure in October, billing it as necessary for the county's economic development. After a five-hour public hearing on Jan. 2, the council pushed the vote to January 9, when the measure was defeated four to one. Pictured above are Local 13 members outside the county courthouse. Starting third from left, l.

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Locals  L-13, L-193
Reporter  V57N1

L-555's Malakoff leads Saskatchewan trades council

Dion Malakoff

THE SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL Building and Construction Trades Council now has a Boilermaker serving as its executive director. Dion Malakoff, formerly a Local 555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) Business Rep and Assistant Business Manager received the appointment in 2017.

Malakoff was indentured into the Canadian Boilermaker Apprenticeship program in 2000 and became a journeyman in 2003. He worked as a welder/fitter, foreman and general foreman prior to joining the staff at L-555, where he was involved with training and labor-management relations.

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Locals  L-555
Reporter  V57N1

L-83 gives to American Legion

L. to r., L-83 President Robbie Grant, Post member and retired L-83 member Craig Sparks, Post commander and retired L-83 member Mark Suthers, and L-83 BM-ST Scot Albertson.

Donation will help fund ADA-compliant restroom

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, Local 83 has donated $1,000 to American Legion Post 598 to help the veterans group fund an ADA-compliant restroom. Participating in the check presentation at the union hall are, l. to r., L-83 President Robbie Grant, Post member and retired L-83 member Craig Sparks, Post commander and retired L-83 member Mark Suthers, and L-83 BM-ST Scot Albertson.

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Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N1

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