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L-60 holds 4th annual golf outing

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 60 (Peoria, Ill.) participated in their fourth annual golf outing July 24 at the Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills Golf Course and Estates in Cuba, Ill. The outing raises funds for the lodge’s scholarship awards program. The winning team is pictured below, l. to r., Marc Huddleston, Jason Lusk, Rex McMorris III, and Lee Callahan.

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L-900 supports vets’ memorial

L-900 President Don Hamric stands with Chell Rossi, vice president of the Ohio Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, in front of the marble welcome sign purchased with funds from the local and a donation from the International.

Ohio park is modeled after “The Wall” in Washington, D.C.

WHEN LOCAL 900 (Barberton, Ohio) members learned about a new Vietnam veterans’ memorial being planned in their state, they were quick to offer their support. The members raised $800 and also secured a donation from the International.

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Local S8 donates defibrillator

Device is installed at business/community center

MEMBERS OF LOCAL S8 (Equality, Ill.), who work at the Willow Lake coal mine in Southeastern Illinois, donated an automated external defibrillator for use at a business and community center this past summer. The defibrillator, which generates an electric shock to restore a heart’s natural rhythm, is installed at the Southeastern Illinois College (SIC) Foundation building. The facility houses Local S8’s offices as well as other organizations and businesses. It also serves as a center for public functions.

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Boilermakers march for Free Choice in Little Rock

Apprentices and apprentice instructors from L-69 and other area lodges take part in a march in Little Rock, Ark., for the Employee Free Choice Act. Behind them is Little Rock High School, site of an infamous civil rights incident in 1957 in which the state’s governor kept black students from entering the then all-white school.

NEARLY TWO DOZEN members of Local 69 (Little Rock, Ark.) and other Boilermaker locals joined about 500 union members and supporters in a march on the Arkansas state capitol in July to urge support for the Employee Free Choice Act. The legislation would make it easier for workers to form unions, letting them decide whether or not to conduct secret ballot elections — instead of the employer making that decision.

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Witz family marks three generations of L-107 Boilermakers

THREE MEMBERS OF the Witz family recently celebrated their multi-generational membership in Local 107 (Milwaukee). Jeremy Witz, left, is a graduate apprentice; eighty-year-old Ramon (Ramie) Witz Sr., is retired with a 50-year service pin; and Ramon (Ramie) Witz Jr., right, is an active member with 31 years of service. Ramie Jr. also has two brothers — Jim and Glenn (with 25 and 19 years of service, respectively) — who are active members of the lodge. Local 107 is a shop and construction lodge chartered in 1954.

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L-454’s Littlejohn has doctor daughter, lawyer son

JAYNE LITTLEJOHN (second from left), daughter of Ross Littlejohn of Local 454, Chattanooga, Tenn. (second from right) and his wife, Ellen (at left), graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia with a Doctor of Medicine degree May 22. Her brother, Dylan (at right), is an attorney practicing law in Atlanta. Ms. Littlejohn began her internship in internal medicine in June at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital located in Philadelphia. Ross Littlejohn retired in 2007 after 30 years of service and resides with his wife in LaFayette, Ga.

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Locals award service pins

While working on a scrubber project at the J.H. Miller Steam Plant in Quinton, Ala., Local 108 members receive membership pins representing 465 years of service during a party honoring retiring 34-year member Charles W. Ferguson III June 11.

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Local 5 — New York

THOMAS KLEIN, BM-ST of Local 5, New York, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Local 5, Zone 5

Local 5, Zone 197

Local 13 — Philadelphia

JAMES BANFORD JR., BM-ST of Local 13, Philadelphia, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Local 37 elects new officers

LOCAL 37 (NEW ORLEANS) Vice Pres. Lionel Hanna (l.) swears in newly-elected officers Richard Moity (c.) and Alan Melton, trustee. Moity, formerly a trustee, was elected to complete the term of president for John Anderson, who passed away March 8.

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Navy contract secures jobs for L-696

A Navy contract to build another LCS like the USS Freedom Local 696 members launched Sept. 23, 2006, will save nearly 300 Boilermaker jobs that Marinette Marine was considering for layoff. Photo courtesy Navy News Service

Marinette Marine cancels scheduled layoffs to build USS Fort Worth

U.S. CONGRESSMEN Bart Stupak (D-MI 1st) and Steve Kagen (D-WI 8th) announced the award of a naval contract March 23 to Lockheed Martin Corp. to build the USS Fort Worth, a new Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), at Marinette Marine, where over 700 members of Local 696 (Marinette, Wis.) are employed. This will be the Navy’s third LCS, a multi-purpose craft for warfare or humanitarian missions, and the second LCS (USS Freedom) built by Marinette Marine.

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Locals award service pins

Edmonton Local 146 pin recipients, l. to r., 45-year member Bud Parnitzky, 55-year member William Fosti, and 50-year member Paul Langner.

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

25 YEARS – Bryan E. Webb.

Local 146 — Edmonton

WARREN FRALEIGH, BM-ST of Local 146, Edmonton, Alberta, reports the following pin presentations:

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