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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

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

Local 128 helps build new home for disabled member

Jamie Stewart with his sister Terri Neely in his new house.

Boilermakers raise $35,000 for project as other unions, community support effort

IN 2016, JAMIE Stewart's house in Corunna, Ontario, was falling apart all around him. The foundation was sinking. The roof was falling in. Black mold threatened his health. It was a trying time for Stewart, a Local 28 (Toronto, Canada) apprentice who suffered a devastating swimming accident more than 20 year ago. That accident left him a quadriplegic.

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Locals  L-128
Reporter  V57N1

L-D366 retirees find support in cement network

L-D366 retirees attending the October 3, 2017, meeting included Marcel Aubin, Gerard Bastien, Maurice Berubé, Don Booth, Egon Burke, Antonio Cabral, Antonio Carnevale, Roger Caron, Gerry Colarusso, Frank Folcarelli, Nick Folcarelli, Bogdan Halas, Laszlo Illes, Giuseppe Iosue, Donald Ladouceur, Rosair Lavoie, Danilo Lenarduzzi, John McKnight, Ben Minino, Pierre Pommainville, James Reston, Raffaele Rummo, Tony Sabljak, Fausto Sciarra, Frank Skorija, Kiro Stojanoski, Attilio Ventresca, Bruno Vienneau, George V

WHAT STARTED OUT as a loose network of retired Local D366 (Mississauga, Ontario) members that stayed in touch with one another has grown into something more, says Pierre Pommainville, who retired in 2009 from the Mississauga Cement Plant after 35 years. He organized a get-together for coffee back in 2010, and was pleased to see 15 retirees show up. That first event went so well that the group has more than doubled in size. Retirees from the Ogden Point Quarry are also part of the group. In 2016, Mississauga Cement Plant invited retirees from the group to celebrate its 60th anniversary.

Locals  L-D366
Reporter  V57N1

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  L-1, L-83, L-433, L-647
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

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