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Former Marine rifle instructor aims for success in Salt Lake City

Andrew Jones at the BNAP National Instructor Conference in May.

Andrew Jones brings Corps values to apprentice training

WHAT DO THE Marine Corps and the Boilermakers have in common? If you ask Andrew Jones, quite a lot.

Jones, who is the apprentice instructor at the new J. G. Cooksey WSJAC Training Center in Salt Lake City, says attitude, discipline and camaraderie drive the Boilermaker construction trade — the same traits that make the Corps successful in its mission.

Locals  L-4
Reporter  V57N3

Liberty Bell award commemorates LEAP’s golden anniversary

Liberty Bell award commemorates LEAP’s golden anniversary

To commemorate LEAP’s 50th anniversary and thank the Boilermakers Government Affairs Department, Local 13 (Philadelphia) presented Cecile Conroy, Director of Government Affairs, with a special Liberty Bell award during a morning delegate session. In addition to preparing and conducting the annual LEAP Conference, the Government Affairs team stays on top of legislative issues that might impact Boilermakers, prepares materials to assist Boilermaker delegates with lobbying, and coordinates political action activities.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-13
Reporter  V57N2

Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

ERIC S. DAVIS, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 55 YEARS — Sylvester Lopaczynski Jr.

Local 60 • Morton, Illinois

KIRK W. COOPER, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Illinois, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-647, L-650, L-667
Reporter  V57N2

M7 members keep Attwood No. 1 in marine parts

IR Dan Luhmann, left, tours the Attwood facility with Human Resources Manager Jamie Orr and L-M7 President Mark Babcock.

From navigation lights to seat pedestals to trolling motors, Boilermakers keep boaters’ needs afloat

IF YOU’VE EVER bought a boat accessory for a recreational watercraft, chances are Boilermakers of Local M7 (Lowell, Michigan) had a hand in getting it to you. Members of the lodge work for Attwood Marine Products, the world’s largest supplier of boating accessories and parts.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-M7
Reporter  V57N3

Western States Section convenes historic M.O.R.E. Work Action Council

IP NEWTON JONES, foreground, explains the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund at the inaugural meeting of the Western States M.O.R.E. Work Action Council.

Group votes to cover member TWIC cards

IN AN HISTORIC event in Salt Lake City May 7, International officers, International reps and business managers from the Western States’ eight construction locals launched the first-ever M.O.R.E. Work Action Council meeting.

M.O.R.E. (Marketing, Organizing, Recruitment and Employment) is a work investment fund financed by U.S. construction members and designed to transform the union using proactive, coordinated strategies to increase work opportunities and bring in new members.

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Reporter  V57N2

Boilermakers’ reception brings legislators

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th), fifth from right, with, l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; John Tortat, L-60; guest Julie Tortat; guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Bill Staggs; IR Miguel Fonseca; ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III; and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.

CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN, Boilermakers and guests met up at the Mayflower Hotel April 24 for informal conversation and photo ops at the 2018 LEAP Congressional Reception.

The reception, which takes place after two days of education, legislative updates and lobbying on Capitol Hill, is a longstanding part of the annual LEAP conference. The event gives Boilermaker delegates a chance to follow up with their elected representatives and continue building relationships in an effort to bring Boilermaker issues to the forefront and enlist legislative champions for those issues.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V57N2

New Utah center ready to prep next generation of Boilermakers

Jim Cooksey cuts the ceremonial red ribbon to signify the center’s official opening. l. to r. WSJAC Assistant Coordinator Andrew Jones, BOL President Bob McCall, SBCTC President Robbie Hunter, WSJAC Area Coordinator Collin Keisling, Cooksey, Charmayne Cooksey, IP Newton Jones, IVP Tom Baca, and Jenny Farney and Dan Klingman of Lincoln Electric.

J.G. Cooksey WSJAC Boilermaker Training Center opens for business

CLEAR SALT LAKE City skies and the snow-capped Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains made a picture-perfect backdrop as Boilermaker dignitaries and friends cut the ribbon and opened the new world-class J.G. Cooksey WSJAC Boilermaker Training Center this past May.

Reporter  V57N2

Southeast Area Tripartite focuses on adapting with industry changes

IP Jones unveils the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund.

Companies, contractors depend on trained-and-ready Boilermakers for mutual success

SAFETY, SHIPYARDS, THE power industry and the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund were hot topics during the 2018 Southeast Area Tripartite, March 26-28 in Destin, Florida. More than 115 company representatives, contractors and Boilermakers met under the uniting theme “Working Together for a Stronger Industry!” to build relationships, learn the latest industry info and confront challenges.

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Reporter  V57N2

Young Local 73 member sets the bar with Red Seal certification

Michael Barnett, Director of New Brunswick Apprenticeship and Occupation Certification, left, awards L-73’s Sheldon Patterson with his Red Seal Certificate.

SHELDON PATTERSON IS already an over achiever. The 21-year-old from Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) became the first New Brunswick Teen Apprentice Program (NBTAP) graduate to earn a Red Seal Certification (a skills accreditation for construction industry workers). He’s also the youngest person in recent years to become a Red Seal Boilermaker.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-73
Reporter  V57N2

Boilermakers union condemns Supreme Court decision

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

Kansas City, KS, (June 27, 2018) – The International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, a construction and industrial union headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, condemns today’s Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME, Council 31, saying the ruling ignores the constitutional rights of dues-paying members.

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