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Union craft inspires art for Local 359 member

Hilary Peach travels out of Local 359 and often does confined space jobs in pulp mills. Here she welds tubes to a header. Photo courtesy of Gord Kappel.

Hilary Peach’s first poetry book out now

BOILERMAKERS AND ARTISTS have quite a bit in common says Hilary Peach, a Local 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia) member who wields a welding torch as well as a pen. She finds that many artists acquire day jobs in the trades. As an artist who is skilled in several mediums, and as a Boilermaker, she understands why.

“Boilermakers are welders and mechanics, fabricators and riggers,” Peach says, noting that likewise, interdisciplinary artists master a variety of different art forms. That’s something that drew her to the union.

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Former L-744 BM-ST receives 65- and 70-year pins

Former L-744 BM-ST receives 65- and 70-year pins

RETIRED L-744 (CLEVELAND) BM-ST Louis Jewell recently received his 65- and 70-year pins at his residence in Cape Coral, Florida. Brother Jewell is a World War II veteran who was initiated into the Brotherhood August 19, 1948. He served as BM-ST from 1976 until his retirement in 1986. Jewell’s older brothers, Robert and Paul, were also Boilermakers as were nephews Paul and Jamie.

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Brothers in every sense of the word

Father and sons on the job in the 1960s. Left to right: John Miskell, Don, Jerry and Jim.

Miskell legacy spans 76 years

AN HOUR SOUTHWEST of Chicago, knee-high corn dances in the warm breeze. The sun blazes, heating up the small town of Marseilles, Illinois, where the six Miskell brothers sit shoulder to shoulder around the dining room table at middle-brother Jim’s house. The men, along with several other relatives, are reminiscing about their family’s 76-year Boilermaker heritage, most of it spent working out of Local 60 (Peoria, Illinois).

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D500 members go to bat for little league team

D500 members go to bat for little league team

LOCAL D500 (Rogers City, Michigan) Boilermakers scored union pride and community spirit by sponsoring a boys’ Little League baseball team for the 2018 season. Several members of the team — which is named the “Local D-500s” — are sons of lodge members. Pictured with the team at its end-of-the-season celebration are members, back row center, l. to r., Matt Augsburger, Aaron Brege and Andrew Wirgau. Members of the lodge work for Carmeuse Lime and Stone Calcite Quarry in Rogers City, Michigan.

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L-101 honors victims of 1914 Ludlow Massacre

Attending the memorial service are, l. to r. (standing), Robert Gallegos, Justin and Tessie Triplett, BM-ST Tim Ruth, Brandon and Tiffany Turner and family, Sharif Carter, Jesse Hopkins, Dave Uhl, Nikolay Lyubimenko, Lorenzo Tonche, Craig Rose, John Matusky and Josh Mayes; (kneeling) James Breckenridge, Twayne Decuir, James Gardner and Stacey Uhl. Not pictured are Brian Rose and Rosario Obilisundar.

Members travel to Colorado town to remember slain workers, families

A CONTINGENT FROM Local 101 (Denver) along with family members caravanned nearly 200 miles to Ludlow, Colorado, June 24 to remember victims of one of the most brutal and tragic attacks on striking union workers in U.S. history — the Ludlow Massacre.

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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
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M7 members 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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Reporter  V57N3

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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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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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
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