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Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

Scouts earn merit badge at L-83

SCOUTS FROM TROOP 1028 in Platte City, Missouri, spent a few evenings this past winter at Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) learning about weld and cutting processes and tool identification, as well as watching demonstrations of welding and torch and plasma cutting. To cap off their week, the scouts worked with Boilermakers to make a popcorn popper for the troop’s next camping trip, and they earned a merit badge.

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Locals  L-83
Reporter  V58N1

L-693 member hustles his way to helping others

Local 693’s Terrence Nellum, left, receives the Hustle Award from Tee McCovey, public relations director for the Mississippi United Way for Jackson and George Counties.

TERRENCE NELLUM, LOCAL 693 (Pascagoula, Mississippi), personifies the word “hustle,” at least according to the United Way. Nellum, who works at Ingalls Shipbuilding, signed up over 180 new United Way donors, earning himself the non-profit’s first Hustle Award.

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Locals  L-693
Reporter  V58N1

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:

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Locals  L-1, L-4, L-83, L-D500, L-647, L-744
Reporter  V57N4

Retired Boilermaker rings in art skills

Retired L-592 Boilermaker Ed McCormack rings his latest piece of sculpture — an iron bell that weighs about 180 pounds. Photo credit: Patrick Ford, Okmulgee Times Editor

Ed McCormack designs artwork for his community

EVERY CRAFTSMAN IS an artist. In retirement, Ed McCormack, Local 592 (Tulsa, Oklahoma), has turned his welding art to crafting metal sculpture and furniture. Over the years, his artwork has ranged from an extraordinary public bench to bells of all sizes.

Locals  L-592
Reporter  V58N1

Lone Star District swears in officers

Lone Star District swears in officers

Recently elected officers of the Lone Star District assemble for swearing-in at the Local 132 (Galveston, Texas) union hall September 6. From l. to r., Vice President Mark Thompson, Trustee James Brewer, Trustee Jesse Esparza, District Manager-Executive Secretary Clay Herford, President Herman Sullivan and Trustee Chairman/Recording Secretary Jason McNutt. International Vice President Warren Fairley performed the ceremony.

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Locals  L-132

Boy Scouts earn badges, learn merits of being a Boilermaker

Boy Scouts earn a Model Design and Building merit badge by completing mock reeving project. From left to right: L-627’s Gary Bain, and Scouts Henry Flatt and Nathan Schrepfer.

Scouts complete mock reeving project with Local 627

BOY SCOUTS AND Boilermaker goals matched up perfectly when Scouts from the Boy Scouts of America Grand Canyon Council met up with Local 627 (Phoenix) and the Western States Apprenticeship Program. The Scouts fulfilled a goal to provide its members with career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations. The local got an audience of young, prospective apprentices to educate. And the Scouts themselves earned their Model Design and Building merit badges.

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Locals  L-627
Reporter  V57N4

Local 169 apprentice pulls worker from burning ash

Local 169 apprentice Patrick Morand gives a thumbs-up after being hospitalized.

Boilermakers’ brotherhood bond is lifesaving

BEING FELLOW BOILERMAKERS, Patrick Morand and Bill Tyler already had a bond before the fateful night of August 10. But when 100,000 pounds of hot ash buried 15 Boilermakers, Morand’s heroic efforts to pull his coworker to safety made that bond lifesaving. The workers fell victim to a collapsed dust catcher at U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Works Plant on Zug Island in the Detroit River.

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Locals  L-169
Reporter  V57N4

Lockout leads to Breast Cancer Awareness rally

Rally participants, led by (l. to r.) Pat O’Brien Townsend of the Montana Nurses Association; Jamie Cross, event organizer; and Janette May (and pup Gertie), cancer survivor, begin the mile-long march to the picket line.

NEAR THE END of the lockout, Local D239 hosted a “Breast Cancer + Health Care Awareness Rally and March,” using the lockout’s attention, timed with October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as a way to raise awareness and share resources. Open to the community, the goal of the event was to draw attention to the importance of employer support and health coverage for those who fight cancer and other serious illnesses.

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Locals  L-D239

L-154 members form human chain to rescue trapped union brother

L-154 heroes Rick Derrick (far left) and Ethan Boyd (far right), flank Jonathan Bach. Derrick and Boyd were presented with awards for heroism during a Labor Day picnic in Pittsburgh. John McClurg and Scott Weaver were not available to attend the event.

Quick action saves life

FOR LOCAL 154 (Pittsburgh) Boilermaker Jonathan Bach, making his way along the catwalk as he inspected compartments in the bag house was routine — business as usual at the William H. Sims, First Energy plant. Until it wasn’t.

Unknown to the 12-year Boilermaker, the door to one of the bag house cells was open, and as he approached, suction drawing through the opening yanked him into the dusty, pitch-black cell.

“At first, it didn’t seem like a big deal, but I realized pretty quickly that I couldn’t see the hole to get out,” says Bach.

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Locals  L-154
Reporter  V57N4

Union mourns loss of member-poet Don Rojem

Don Rojem at the 2016 Consolidated Convention.

L-169 retiree wrote about life as a Boilermaker

DONALD JAMES ROJEM, the 65-year retired member whose poetry inspired many inside and outside the Brotherhood, passed away October 15. He was 88.

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Locals  L-169

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