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New labor affiliation, jobs initiative move union forward

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Stronger ties with UWUA, national launch of M.O.R.E. Work program bring opportunities for growth

TWO MAJOR INITIATIVES involving our Brotherhood are moving our union forward, positioning us for growth and a more secure future. They include an historic affiliation between the Boilermakers and the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) and the national launch of our M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund.

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LEAP speakers talk energy policy, the economy and 2020 elections

IVP-NE John Fultz

WITH THE UPCOMING 2020 elections gathering steam, Boilermaker delegates assembled in Washington, D.C., April 14-17 for the 51st annual Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) Conference. Prior to lobbying their legislators on Capitol Hill, almost 140 attendees representing 45 locals — including both the Construction and Industrial Sector Operations — listened raptly to a range of presentations by significant mainstage speakers from the Economic Policy Institute, The Cook Political Report, the AFL-CIO and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI).

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Locals  L-169
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Locals  L-60
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Delegates advocate for local and national issues during LEAP

Local 627’s Shane “Kalai” Ferreira, who works for BAE Systems in Hawaii, offers reasons why a strong Jones Act is essential to the nation. L to r: BM-ST Jacob Evenson; Jesse Isleman, legislative aide of Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI); Wesley Dale and Ferreira.

LEAP DELEGATES FROM across the United States brought Boilermaker issues to Capitol Hill April 15-17, scoring valuable face time in lawmakers’ offices. This year, in addition to leave-behind fact sheets, delegates presented a video brochure containing the film “CCS: Bridge to a Cleaner Energy Future,” which explains the urgent need for increased funding for the development of carbon, capture, use and storage (CCUS). The video, which automatically plays when the brochure is opened, proved popular on the Hill.

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Locals  L-5/5, L-13, L-28, L-154, L-627, L-900
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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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