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Canadian Federation of Labour, local lodge scholarships announced

Pictured at left back row, l. to r.: Inspector John Seward, Recording Secretary Zach Hayes, and Iowa Rep Tom Dye. Front row, l. to r.: President Robbie Gant, BM-ST Scot Albertson, scholarship recipient Samantha Hicks, Kenneth Hicks, Trustee Dave Delgado and Trustee Danny Eastwood.

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced its selection of the Canadian Federation of Labour award winners. In addition, local lodges have announced their scholarship recipients.

Canadian Federation of Labour scholarship recipients each receive $1,000 award

Teagan Parkin, daughter of Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) member Kirby Parkin, is a graduate of Georges P. Vanier Secondary School. She is studying bio- chemistry at North Island College.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146, L-191, L-580

Election 2018 Boilermaker Endorsements

Election 2018 Boilermaker Endorsements

Informed union voters can make a big difference Nov. 6

THE CANDIDATES LISTED below have been selected by the leadership of the local lodges in their areas, along with the International Government Affairs Department, as those who will best support working families.

We know that how you vote is a personal decision. And we respect that decision. We also know that working families will make a huge difference in these elections.

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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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Locals  L-359
Reporter  V57N4

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Locals  L-D239

L-83 apprentices get ‘in on the act,’ build staircase for school play

L-83 apprentices get ‘in on the act,’ build staircase for school play

APPRENTICES AT LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) participated in the play “Eurydice” without ever setting foot on stage. Twenty apprentices, working in groups of five to eight, fabricated an elaborate staircase for the set of Olathe West High School’s fall play. Local 83’s BM-ST Scot Albertson said the 150-hour project was a real-life lesson in fabrication, because apprentices had to look at the drawing of the staircase, then build it.

Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N4

Shooters shatter USA fundraising and attendance records

USA Event Manager Chris Piltz announces a record $200,000 plus raised by the Boilermaker-sponsored event.

IBB-sponsored sporting clays event raises more than $200K

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance 10th annual sporting clays shoot, sponsored by the Boilermakers and held in Lenexa, Kansas, September 22, set a new fundraising record for all USA shoots across the nation, bringing in over $200,000, easily topping last year’s record (also set by the Boilermakers) of $184,000.

Set at the Powder Creek Shooting Park, the 2018 event drew 223 participants, also a record.

Reporter  V57N4

International announces scholarship winners for 2018

International announces scholarship winners for 2018

Twenty-eight graduating seniors receive combined $56,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced the winners of its 2018 scholarship program. The committee awarded $56,000 to 28 recipients, with $38,000 going to U.S. applicants and $18,000 going to Canadian applicants. The one-year grants included one $5,000 award, 11 $3,000 awards, two $2,000 awards and 14 $1,000 awards.

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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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Locals  L-744

Tester bill would hold Imerys accountable for lockout

U.S. Senator Jon Tester

(U.S. Senate)—U.S. Senator Jon Tester is introducing legislation to hold France-based Imerys accountable for locking workers out of its jobs at its talc plant in Three Forks.

Tester’s bill, the Prohibiting Incentives for Corporations that Kickout Employees Tax (PICKET) Act, will eliminate tax breaks, deductions, and credits for corporations that lock out their workers during a labor dispute. Tester rallied with workers locked outside of the Imerys plant in Three Forks last month and vowed to take legislative action in the U.S. Senate.

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Locals  L-239

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