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Local 627 members protest TPP

AS OPPOSITION TO fast track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal swelled across the United States, three Boilermakers from Local 627, Phoenix, joined with members of other area unions May 20 to protest the deal outside the district office of U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 9th). Holding an opposition banner are Richard Lerma, left, and Shaun Scharer. Not pictured is Daniel Gardener.

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Volunteers cut and stack wood for ailing L-D351 member

Local D351 members and other volunteers stack wood for Wayne Woloszyk in Posen, Mich.

More than four dozen turn out to help Wayne Woloszyk

FOR THE PAST 25 years, Wayne Woloszyk’s spring included the major chore of cutting and piling several cords of firewood.

However, this spring brought him a much more serious chore. In mid-February he was having so much trouble swallowing that he went to see a doctor. The news could not have been more devastating.

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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:

  • 35 YEARS — David L. Ordway.

Local 1 — Chicago

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

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Local 169 notches 120 years

AN ICE SCULPTURE depicting the Boilermakers’ official seal helped set the stage for Local 169’s celebration of 120 years as an IBB lodge February 14. The celebration was held at the MGM Grand Detroit in conjunction with the local’s annual dinner-dance fundraiser benefiting the lodge’s scholarship program. Local 169 received its charter as a construction lodge on October 10, 1895. BM-ST Bob Hutsell put the lodge’s longevity into perspective, noting, “Boilermakers Local 169 has been around longer than the John Deere Tractor, Firestone, Goodyear, and U.S. Steel.

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L-83, American Legion help vets in need

Lewandowski, right, presents a donation to Suthers at the Local 83 union hall.

MARK SUTHERS, A retired Local 83 member who now commands American Legion Post 598 in Kansas City, Mo., hoped he could count on his lodge to come through with help for veterans in need this past February, and the lodge didn’t let him down. Business Manager Joe Lewandowski presented Suthers with a donation that paid for enough personal hygiene items to fill two pick-up trucks. Lewandowski and Suthers delivered the items to St. Michaels Veterans Center, a newly-built facility that offers permanent housing to nearly 60 formerly homeless vets in the Kansas City area.

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Canadian Boilermakers conduct first master rigger course

Members attend the first Canadian Master Rigger Course. Left to right, Jim Beauchamp, National Training Program coordinator/instructor; Kyle Howard; Bruce Callihoo; Gabriel Gauthier; Grant Kostner; Ross Gartner (crouching); John Wells, crane operator; Fred Wright; and Russell Reid, Local 146 instructor.

New L-146 training centre hosts four days of training

THE FIRST MASTER rigger course developed for Canadian Boilermakers took place at the Local 146 training centre in Edmonton, Alberta, last December. The four-day course was a joint initiative between Boilermaker National Training, Local 146 and the Canadian local lodges to enhance the rigging knowledge and expertise of our members in the area of rigging.

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Triple Nickel celebrates 60 years

INTERNATIONAL OFFICERS AND L-555 BUSINESS MANAGERS, past and present, celebrate the lodge’s 60th anniversary. Left to right, IST Bill Creeden; IR Norm Ross (BM-ST, Feb. 1996-Nov. 2006); Dallas Rogers, (BM-ST, Nov. 2006-Nov. 2011); current BM-ST Emile Gareau; Ken Pasaluko, (BM-ST, Oct. 1967-July 1972); Dan Semenyk, (BM-ST, Oct. 1966-March 1967); and IVP-Canada Joe Maloney.

LOCAL LODGE 555, the “Triple Nickel,” celebrated its 60th anniversary in Regina, Saskatchewan, January 10 with a dinner and dance. Some 400 members and guests attended the event, including four former business managers.

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L-60 members complete OSHA 30

EIGHT MEMBERS OF Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.) completed OSHA 30 training last September. Front row, l. to r., instructor Darren Lindee, Denis Burress, Suzan Besimi and Joe Palazzo. Back row, l. to r., Jason Johnston, Lucas Balek, Aaron Lochbaum, Mark Walbeeser and Henry McGlothlin.

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Navy launches L-696-built LCS 7

LCS 7 is rolled out of the assembly building for additional work prior to launch.

Littoral combat ship will be named USS Detroit

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 696 reached another milestone October 18 with the launch of the U.S. Navy’s LCS 7 into the Menominee River at the shipyard of Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette, Wis. Marinette Marine is a subsidiary of Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri.

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