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Southeast Area Tripartite homes in on ‘industrial evolution’

Warren Fairley, IVP-Southeast, talks about the power in numbers when owners, contractors and Boilermakers collaborate.

SAFETY, THE FUTURE and updates on the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund and MOST were topical issues during the 2019 Southeast Area Tripartite March 27-29 in Destin, Florida. Seventy-five company representatives, contractors and Boilermakers met for the 12th year to discuss common issues and challenges to enhance collaboration across the industry.

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Union makes case for CCUS at Scotland conference

 IR Cory Channon, far right, explains the Boilermakers’ role in CCUS. Left, Ahmad O. Al Khowaiter, Chief Technology Officer, Saudi Aramco; center, Artur Runge-Metzger, Director of Climate Strategy, Governance and Emissions from Non-trading Sectors, DG Climate Action of the European Commission.

IR Channon speaks out on carbon capture, use and storage

THE BOILERMAKERS UNION took part in an international conference titled “Accelerating CCUS Globally,” held in Edinburgh, Scotland, November 28-29. International Rep Cory Channon represented the union during a panel discussion alongside global experts in energy and the environment. International Rep Richard MacIntosh also attended the event.

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Williams, Stewart appointed to new M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund roles

IR Erica Stewart, a member of L-693, has been appointed as National Coordinator of Women in the Trades Initiatives for the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund.

BM-ST OF LOCAL 13 (Philadelphia) Martin Williams and IR Erica Stewart have both been appointed to new roles that will further catalyze the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund on the state and national levels. Williams has been appointed to serve as the National Coordinator of State Legislative Affairs for the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund, and Stewart has been appointed to serve as the National Coordinator of Women in the Trades Initiatives for the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund.

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Retired IVP-Eastern Canada Ed Power passes away

Retired IVP-Eastern Canada Ed Power passes away

May 13, 2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that retired IVP-Eastern Canada Ed Power passed away on Saturday, May 11.

Ed dedicated himself to making our Brotherhood better up to the very last days of his life. He began his Boilermaker career in 1975 at Local 128 (Toronto, Ontario) as an apprentice construction Boilermaker and held a variety of local lodge offices before being elected business manager in 1992. He held that position for 11 years before being appointed as an International Rep in 2003.

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Tribute to a dedicated leader: Remembering Past IVP-Western Canada Richard “Rick” Albright

Retired IVP-Western Canada Richard “Rick” Albright

RETIRED IVP-WESTERN CANADA Richard “Rick” Albright was well-known for his fun-loving sense of humor, his energy, his gritty determination, and his devotion to the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers — a dedication that extended well beyond his retirement in 2005. The Boilermakers lost a loyal Brother and tenacious champion for Boilermakers in Canada when Albright passed away last summer at his home in Phoenix, Arizona, after a lengthy battle with multiple myeloma.

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High School Welding Rodeo Held at Lodge 146

High School Welding Rodeo Held at Lodge 146

Lodge 146’s Calgary Union Hall & Training Centre recently hosted the High School Welding Rodeo, a competition showcasing talented high school welders. To learn more, watch the clip below.

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Washington State Governor signs bill requiring refinery workers be apprenticeship graduates

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed ESHB 1817 into law on May 8, 2019. Attending the signing were State Rep. Mike Sells, primary sponsor of the bill and chair of the Committee on Labor and Workplace Standards. Also attending were state senators Rebecca Saldaña, Jesse Salomon and Steve Conway; Washington State AFL-CIO President Larry Brown; WBCTD Legislative Director Neil Hartman; WBCTD Executive Secretary Mark Riker and Luke Esser, government affairs. The Western States Boilermakers attending were IVP-WS J. T

KANSAS CITY, Kan., May 9, 2019 — The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Washington State Building Trades scored a win yesterday when Governor Jay Inslee signed ESHB 1817, requiring outside contractors and subcontractors in Washington State refineries and chemical plants to employ journey-level workers who have graduated from state-approved apprenticeship programs.

Citing a “skilled and trained workforce” as necessary to perform onsite work, the new law also requires workers to complete advanced safety training and to be paid accordingly.

Locals  L-104, L-242, L-502
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Registration open for 2019 ISO Conference

Registration open for 2019 ISO Conference

What happens in Vegas conference…makes ISO leaders stronger

WHAT HAPPENS AT the annual Industrial Sector Operations Conference in Las Vegas definitely doesn’t stay in Vegas. It goes home with participants and makes Boilermaker leaders — and their lodges — smarter and stronger. And registration is open for the 2019 ISO Conference, which will take place July 9-11 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino (visit http://www.boilermakers.org/ISO2019).

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