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Labor-business partners launch California Refinery Tripartite

California State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter, with IP Jones and Western States IVP Tom Baca, receives an award for his longstanding partnership with Boilermakers.

Refiners, contractors, Boilermakers seek common ground, industry solutions

WHEN THE IDEA to convene a California refinery-focused tripartite was first envisioned, Western States International Vice President J. Tom Baca anticipated 40 to 50 refiners, contractors and Boilermakers would attend the inaugural event hosted by the Brotherhood.

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Reporter  V57N2

CCUS gains wider acceptance as climate change solution

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Technology breakthroughs, renewable limitations drive shift

CAPTURING AND USING carbon dioxide as a way to mitigate climate change has for decades been broadly dismissed by many climate activists, environmental groups, scientists and government officials as expensive, impractical and unnecessary.

That mindset is finally beginning to change markedly, thanks to advances in technology and the growing realization that renewables alone cannot solve the climate problem.

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Canadian members complete project management course

Canadian members complete project management course

SIXTEEN MEMBERS FROM across Canada completed a week-long course in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in early 2018 aimed at enhancing project management skills. Participants included general foremen with several years of supervisory experience, superintendents and project managers.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-203, L-271
Reporter  V57N3

Boilermakers celebrate 50 years of LEAP

Delegates, International officers and staff at the 50th LEAP conference

Historic event draws 175 delegates to DC

A FIERY SPEECH by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka set the tone for the Boilermakers’ historic 50th anniversary Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) Conference in Washington, D.C., April 22-25. The event brought 175 delegates from across the United States, representing nearly 50 local lodges.

The conference also featured special awards to the Boilermakers’ Legislators of the Year, delegate lobbying on Capitol Hill and a reception for legislators at the Mayflower Hotel, site of the 2018 conference.

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Reporter  V57N2

Nearly 200 complete Code training at Plant Vogtle

MOST instructor Steve Speed discusses the value of a positive reputation.

L-26 sponsors instruction at Georgia Power nuclear plant

WITH HUNDREDS OF Boilermakers working at nuclear power station Plant Vogtle in southeast Georgia — many of them living in temporary housing near the project and far from the nearest union hall — Local 26 (Savannah) BM-ST Johnathon Bates decided it only made sense to bring Boilermaker Code training onsite.

Over two successive weekends, April 14-15 and April 21-22, MOST Code trainers Steve Speed and Ray Parrot taught four day-long classes. MOST Representative Tony Smarra provided technical support.

Reporter  V57N2

Former Local 83 president fuels summer hobby with dirt and speed

L-83’s Scott Campbell wins the 2017 Midwest Modified Racing championship at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri.

Scott Campbell captures 2017 track championship title

START WITH A dirt race track, add a few speeding cars, stir in the weekend, and you have the recipe for Midwest Modified Racing, the passion of Scott Campbell, Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri). Dirt track racing is not just a passive hobby for Campbell. He has credentials that include individual race wins and the 2017 Springfield Raceway Track Championship in his class.

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Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N2

LEAP delegates lobby legislators on Capitol Hill

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), talks with L-674 delegates. Heitkamp, who championed the passage the FUTURE Act, received the Boilermakers’ 2018 Senate Legislator of the Year award.

Boilermakers urge legislation to secure pensions, workplace rights

BRINGING THE BOILERMAKER voice to Washington, D.C., has been the key component of the annual LEAP conference since it first began 50 years ago. This year, more than 175 LEAP delegates trekked to Capitol Hill April 23-25 to meet with their respective representatives in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

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Reporter  V57N2

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