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Boilermaker’s career hits the right notes

IR-CSO Monte Causey gives a small Boilermaker audience two takes on a Muddy Waters tune: blues and rock ‘n roll.

Country musician’s road travels New York to Nashville to Local 455

IF MONTE CAUSEY has his guitar with him, you know something good is bound to happen. Really good.

As Causey settles in at a hotel bar in Washington, D.C., Boilermakers taking a break from a long day lobbying their legislators at the annual LEAP conference begin to gather, inching in toward their Brother. They know something good is about to happen. Causey’s got his guitar.

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Locals  L-455
Reporter  V57N2

Boilermakers craft new LEAP award

Boilermakers craft new LEAP award

Quill pen sculpture is stroke of historic inspiration

LEGISLATORS OF THE Year who were honored at the 50th anniversary LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., April 24 received a very special gift from the union — a bronze quill pen sculpture uniquely designed and crafted by the Boilermaker History Preservation Department (BHPD).

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V57N2

Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MICHAEL W. WEST JR., D-NTDS reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 25 YEARS — Kenneth E. Holland

Local 1 • Chicago

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

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Locals  NTD, L-1, L-11, L-13, L-40, L-83, L-363, L-647
Reporter  V57N1

District 10 steward training prepares leaders

D10 Steward Training, Toronto, Ontario

DISTRICT D10, FORMED in 2016 to represent 11 cement locals in Eastern Canada, held its first steward training session last year, with Ontario lodges meeting at Local 128 in Toronto and Nova Scotia and New Brunswick lodges meeting at the Hampton Inn in Moncton, New Brunswick. IR Richard MacIntosh conducted level 1 and level 2 steward classes at both locations. D10 BM-ST Tony Andrade also participated in the training.

Reporter  V57N1

FUTURE Act promises accelerated CCUS deployment

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

New law incentivizes carbon capture, use and storage

THANKS TO BIPARTISAN action in Congress, critical technologies that can prevent human-caused carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere — or that can remove CO2 directly from the air — are more likely to be developed and widely deployed, with far-reaching implications for the climate, jobs and the economy.

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CSO Conference focuses on the future, stronger work opportunities

IP Newton B. Jones outlines the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund concept.

IP Jones unveils major initiative, delegates debate referral rule changes

PUT MORE WORK in the hands of Boilermakers. If discussions and presentations during the 2018 CSO Conference could be boiled down to one thing, that was it: More Boilermakers getting more of the work.

Indeed, ensuring a solid future for all Boilermaker members anchored many conference topics, as construction lodge leaders from across North America met in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 4-8 to discuss innovation, safety, challenges, growth, training and more.

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Reporter  V57N1

Big crowd shows for L-S251 solidarity event

Pictured above, Director of Organizing Services Jody Mauller gives a T-shirt to S251 member Kacee Holland.

MORE THAN 300 current and potential members attended a Local S251 (Middleton, Tennessee) solidary event Jan. 30 near the Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp. manufacturing plant where L-S251 members are employed. International and local lodge staff gave away tote bags, T-shirts and other fun swag to attendees. Dozens of workers took advantage of the event to sign up as dues-paying members.

Locals  L-S251
Reporter  V57N1

D11 holds annual educational conference

Cement District Lodge D11 held its 2017 conference in Sun Peaks, British Columbia last July. Attending were, front row, l. to r., Tony Andrade, BM-ST, D10; Randy Martin, D331; Wayne Cameron, D331; Brent Hunnisett, D486; Rob Lauzon, IR; Kevin Sheptycki, D11; Jordan Dunne, D400; Scott Slade, D359; and Nathan Blais, D277. Second row, l. to r., Josh Deweerd, D385; Elloitt Cramner-Sargison, D331; Nate Reily, D486; Phyllis Van Rhyn, D385; Greg Dunning, D385; Dan Kerr, D277; Bryson Lindy, D385; Jeff Olson, D575; a

Cement lodge leaders discuss bargaining and steward training

CEMENT DISTRICT LODGE D11, encompassing 13 affiliated lodges in Western Canada, held its annual conference for lodge leaders July 10-13 in Sun Peaks, British Columbia. The conference offered local leaders the opportunity to learn more about their role in the union and to network with other leaders within the district. Educational sessions included information on drug and alcohol testing, group insurance, basic steward training and benefit bargaining.

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Massive Phillips 66 refinery upgrade nears completion

BOILERMAKERS RIG RISERS (used to carry catalyst and oil) prior to installing the new reactor.

Boilermakers erect, install 850-ton reactor at New Jersey site

BOILERMAKER CREWS ARE being hailed for extraordinary quality workmanship and safety performance as a mammoth project to replace a 70-year-old reactor at the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden, New Jersey, comes to a close.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-28
Reporter  V57N1

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