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Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

Lone Star District Lodge

CLAY S. HERFORD, DM-ES, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

LOCAL 74

  • 45 YEARS — Kenneth Reed, Thomas Reed;
  • 35 YEARS — Ronald Keck, Hector Lozano;

LOCAL 587

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Locals  L-1, L-74, L-83, L-587
Reporter  V58N1

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New Welding Boot Camp equips workers for field construction

 Students attend class at L-28’s Welding Boot Camp.

Training benefits recruits, apprentices and journeymen

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES OPERATIONS, along with the National Transient Division and the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program launched Welding Boot Camp — a detailed, structured training program to teach welding to recruits, apprentices and journeymen. Since the initial boot camp in July of 2018, over a dozen local lodges have hosted the program throughout the United States. It’s new, and it’s promising — with an 88 percent pass rate on testing for welding certifications given at the end of each program.

Locals  L-28
Reporter  V58N1

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Locals  L-1073
Reporter  V58N2

Measure benefitting Boilermaker work passes Washington State House & Senate

Western States M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund Organizers Mircha Vorobets, Erik Seaberg and Trent Sorensen with IR Mark Keffeler, BM-ST Tracey Eixenberger and members of L-502 in front of the Washington State Capital successfully lobbied to get HB 1817 passed. The measure awaits Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to sign it into law.

Important news out of Washington State for Boilermakers: Proposed legislation has passed both the State House and Senate that requires 60 percent of craftsmen and women working in Washington State refineries to be apprentices of state approved programs—including the Boilermakers apprenticeship program.

The measure, which was powered by Boilermakers Western States M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund through a joint effort with the Washington State Building Trades, now awaits the signature of Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

Locals  L-502

Local 73 provides foreman and steward training

Local 73 provides foreman and steward training

TWENTY-THREE FOREMEN and stewards from Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) received training the week of Dec. 3. The two-day foreman course provided training on administrative responsibilities, people skills and the business aspects of construction. National Training Director Grant Jacobs and National Training Coordinator Jonathon White led the class.

Locals  L-73

Immigrant finds rewarding life in Boilermakers union

Oscar Davila, L-92’s president and acting business manager.

Local 92’s Davila worked his first “job” at age 7

NINETEEN YEARS AGO — just four years after emigrating to the U.S. from Mexico — Oscar Davila was working a job to nowhere in the Los Angeles area when he heard about the Boilermakers from an unlikely source — an ironworker. That conversation changed the direction of his life. Since then, Davila, president and acting business manager of Los Angeles’ Local 92, has worked hard and smart, with both determination and ingenuity.

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Locals  L-92
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CSO Conference highlights solutions for stronger future

IP Newton B. Jones reviews M.O.R.E. WORK Investment Fund.

Leaders focus on membership and M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund

WESTERN STATES SECTION membership has climbed to 2,550, up from 1,983 in 2017. That was good news shared during the 2019 Construction Sector Operations Conference March 4-7, where membership numbers, manhours, safety and the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund were key topics.

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‘Fight Back’ gives back to Navajo Nation

Retired IR Gary Evenson volunteers with Adopt-A-Native-Elder on the Navajo Reservation near Winslow, Arizona.

Local 4 forms as a direct result of recruiting Navajos

DURING A CHILLY, windy week in mid-October, retired IR Gary Evenson spent his time volunteering with Adopt-A-Native Elder to deliver food, clothing and supplies to elderly Navajos living on the reservation near Winslow, Arizona. Boilermakers began supporting 40 native elders through Adopt-A-Native Elder in 2017, but the union’s relationship with members of the Navajo Nation began long before that.

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Locals  L-4
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