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Boilermaker family lays wreath at Tomb of Unknown Soldier

Bridget Martin and her husband, Bryan, watch as their sons, Bryce and Brody, receive the wreath prior to setting it at the tomb.

BRIDGET MARTIN, SPECIAL Assistant to the International President and a member of Local 693 (Pascagoula, Miss.), received “an opportunity of a lifetime” when she and her family were invited to lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. Due to another family being unable to attend, the president of the Ironworkers, Eric Dean, asked Martin and her family to participate. “It was very touching,” said Martin, “especially because it was Memorial Day.”

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Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 55 YEARS — Gary Metcalfe;
  • 45 YEARS — Jerome Petralia, John Skermont; and
  • 25 YEARS — Reyes Mirabal.

Local 69 • Little Rock, Ark.

RODNEY E. ALLISON, BM-ST of Local 69, Little Rock, Ark., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Locals  L-1, L-69, L-83, L-656, L-1510
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L-D561 members ink 8-year contract

 L-D561 negotiating committee members, l. to r., Jim Rhedin, Kermit Gates, Scott Schreiner, Ernie West and Rolland “Kit” Cooper.

Lodge sees wage increases, other improvements

MEMBERS OF LOCAL D561 (Weeping Water, Nebraska) employed by Kerford Limestone ratified an eight-year collective bargaining agreement in late July that will provide a 24.6 percent wage increase over the term of the agreement along with other improvements.

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Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MARK VANDIVER, Director, National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 40 YEARS — Timothy L. Thompson.

Local 1 • Chicago

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

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L-146’s Holroyd makes history as Alberta AIT chair

Alberta Minister of Advanced Education Marlin Schmidt congratulates L-146 member j’Amey Holroyd upon her appointment as AIT board chair.

She is first trade unionist and first woman to head the board

J’AMEY HOLROYD, A member of Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) made history in May when she was named Chair of the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Board.

It’s the first time in the board’s 71-year history that either a trade unionist or a woman has been appointed to the position.

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L-28 apprentice serves as White House guard

L-28 apprentice and Marine guard Justin Hynes stands with his father, Franny, and President Barack Obama.

JUSTIN HYNES, A fourth-generation apprentice with Local 28 (Eastampton, N.J.), is proudly serving with the U.S. Marine Corps as a White House guard, reports Justin’s father, Franny Hynes, who is also a Local 28 member.

Franny says Justin placed his apprenticeship training on hold to serve in the Marines and that “his hard work habits and ‘can do’ attitude learned in the trade contributed to him being hand-picked for this important detail, from a field of hundreds of Marines.”

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L-11 president attends Obama State of Union

L-11 PRESIDENT JASON SMALL, left, accompanies Montana Sen. Steve Daines to the 2016 State of the Union in Washington, D.C.

Jason Small recalls impression of Capitol event

JASON SMALL, PRESIDENT of Local 11 (East Helena, Mont.) enjoyed a bird’s eye view of one of the nation’s top political events when he attended the annual State of the Union (SOTU) at the U.S. Capitol January 13.

Small, who is politically active, especially on matters pertaining to the future of coal and opportunities for Native Americans (he is a member of the Northern Cheyenne Nation), attended the SOTU as a special guest of U.S. Sen. Steve Daines of Montana.

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Women in Trades honors L-290 BM-ST Cain

L-290 BM-ST Deanna Cain

Award cites union activism

THE WASHINGTON WOMEN in Trades Association honored Local 290 (Bremerton, Wash.) Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Deanna Cain for union activism at the group’s 9th Annual Dream Big Dinner held Nov. 21 near Seattle. Cain was among six women recognized for their leadership roles.

Cain also serves as secretary-treasurer for the Bremerton Metal Trades, which represents workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She previously served Local 290 as a steward and recording secretary.

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L-83 members receive Code training

Pictured are, front row, left to right: Tony McKinley, Ron Hoopes, Mike Tucker, Mike Hodges, Dennis Matticks, Marty Gravett, Alex Hunter, Robbi Ussery, Nathan Foulks, MOST Instructor Chuck Clancy, and Business Manager Joe Lewandowski. Back row: Jim Vogrin, MOST Instructor Jay Brophy, MOST Instructor Ed Hebert, Cody Maize, Apprenticeship Instructor Tom Burgess, Ed Hunter, President Scott Campbell, Robert Lawson, Dispatcher Bill Chambers, Nebraska and West Iowa Rep Scot Albertson, and Vice President Tom Dye.

THIRTEEN MEMBERS OF Local 83 (Kansas City, Mo.) along with lodge officers completed Boilermaker Code training Feb. 15. Pictured above are, front row, left to right: Tony McKinley, Ron Hoopes, Mike Tucker, Mike Hodges, Dennis Matticks, Marty Gravett, Alex Hunter, Robbi Ussery and Nathan Fouks.

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