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BNAP hosts first-ever National Instructor Conference

Mark Wertz, BNAP NC, welcomes instructors to the inaugural National Instructor Conference.

Topic experts, hands-on demos lead to high-energy, intensive learning

A NEW TRAINING format brought more than 60 instructors together for a conference in Chicago this past May for three high-energy days of interactive classes, tool and product demonstrations, idea-sharing and even a field trip to nearby Local 374 (Hammond, Indiana) for a close-up look at its blacksmithing operation.

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ISO conference stresses organizing, recruiting

ISO conference stresses organizing, recruiting

Leaders from 104 local and district lodges attend

WITH UNIONS INCREASINGLY under attack, nearly 200 Boilermakers demonstrated their solidarity at this year’s Industrial Sector Operations Conference, eager to find the right tools to grow Boilermaker membership and strengthen their locals. The conference, held in Las Vegas July 24-27, drew one of the highest turnout in its history. Delegates gained informative and inspirational advice about organizing, recruiting and the need to increase union density worldwide.

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Union trades reach major safety milestone at Vogtle nuclear plant

Vogtle Units 1-4  ©Georgia Power Company. All rights reserved.

Owner, contractor applaud 53 million man-hours without lost-time injury

FIFTY-THREE MILLION MAN-HOURS without a single lost-time injury is impressive — even more so on a massive, nuclear construction job. Southern Nuclear Company CEO and President Steve Kuczynski along with Bechtel Site Director Ty Troutman announced that major safety milestone at Vogtle Units 3 & 4 in southeast Georgia in July.

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Locked out L-D239 members need your help

Locked out L-D239 members need your help

TO ALL LOCAL LODGES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

Re: Urgent Appeal for Financial Assistance to help locked out members of Local Lodge D239

Dear Sisters and Brothers:

On August 3, 2018, IMERYS locked out 33 members of Boilermakers Local Lodge D239 in Three Forks, MT. The members rejected a company proposal that, among other things, would have removed new retiree health insurance, frozen their defined pension benefit, removed seniority from consideration when filling positions and changed how overtime was paid.

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Locals  L-D239

Boilermakers build eucalyptus-fueled power plant

 L-627 members and travelers working for AZCO build a eucalyptus-fueled biomass plant on Hawaii’s Big Island.

Members drive on despite volcano, earthquakes, torrential rains

THE LAND OF aloha, palm trees and blue waters — as inviting as tropical paradises can be — has held some unexpected challenges for Local 627 (Phoenix) members and travelers from across the country as they build a eucalyptus-fueled biomass power plant on the island of Hawaii (the Big Island).

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AFL-CIO elects IVP Fairley to Executive Council

IVP-SE Warren Fairley

Will assume position held by IP Jones

THE AFL-CIO EXECUTIVE Council unanimously elected International Vice President – Southeast Warren Fairley to the council July 25. Fairley takes on the position formerly held by International President Newton B. Jones, who stepped down to devote more time to key Boilermaker conferences that are often scheduled at the same time as council meetings.

“I am honored that President Jones would recommend me to fill his position on the council,” said Fairley, “and that AFL-CIO President Trumka would support this recommendation.”

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D500 members go to bat for little league team

D500 members go to bat for little league team

LOCAL D500 (Rogers City, Michigan) Boilermakers scored union pride and community spirit by sponsoring a boys’ Little League baseball team for the 2018 season. Several members of the team — which is named the “Local D-500s” — are sons of lodge members. Pictured with the team at its end-of-the-season celebration are members, back row center, l. to r., Matt Augsburger, Aaron Brege and Andrew Wirgau. Members of the lodge work for Carmeuse Lime and Stone Calcite Quarry in Rogers City, Michigan.

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L-101 honors victims of 1914 Ludlow Massacre

Attending the memorial service are, l. to r. (standing), Robert Gallegos, Justin and Tessie Triplett, BM-ST Tim Ruth, Brandon and Tiffany Turner and family, Sharif Carter, Jesse Hopkins, Dave Uhl, Nikolay Lyubimenko, Lorenzo Tonche, Craig Rose, John Matusky and Josh Mayes; (kneeling) James Breckenridge, Twayne Decuir, James Gardner and Stacey Uhl. Not pictured are Brian Rose and Rosario Obilisundar.

Members travel to Colorado town to remember slain workers, families

A CONTINGENT FROM Local 101 (Denver) along with family members caravanned nearly 200 miles to Ludlow, Colorado, June 24 to remember victims of one of the most brutal and tragic attacks on striking union workers in U.S. history — the Ludlow Massacre.

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