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Boilermaker’s daughter joins Democratic hopeful in Ohio governor race

Betty Sutton

Cordray/Sutton show strong commitment to labor

FROM A YOUNG age, Betty Sutton, running mate of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, learned the value of hard work and the importance of the Labor Movement from her father, Leo Sutton, a former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member. Her father’s ability to earn a living wage and provide for six children from his union job at Babcock & Wilcox drove Sutton’s lifetime passion to support working families.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-85, L-744, L-900
Reporter  V57N1

MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

24 members and company trainers update or earn credentials

MOST CONDUCTED OSHA 500 "train the trainer" classes in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 29-Feb 7 for 18 members and six company trainers seeking to attain or update credentials that will allow them to teach OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 classes.

Reporter  V57N1

Local 105 earns highest safety honor

SCOTT HAMMOND, BM-ST of Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio), accepts the John F. Erickson NACBE Safety Award on behalf of his lodge during the 2018 Construction Sector Operations Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5.  L. to r. are IST Bill Creeden, IVP-GL Larry McManamon, NACBE Executive Director Ron Traxler, Hammond and IP Newton Jones.

National Safety Award renamed to honor former NACBE Executive Director

THE GREAT LAKES Section took top honors for the first time ever, when Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio) was named winner of the National Safety Award — now known as the John F. Erickson NACBE Award — during the Construction Sector Operations conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 4-8.

Locals  L-5, L-5/175, L-11, L-69, L-105
Reporter  V57N1

Members of Local 83 complete Code training

Day 1 participants

THIRTY-ONE MEMBERS OF LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) received Boilermaker Code training Feb. 20-21, conducted by instructors Chuck Clancy and Fred Keith. The training is a mandatory program of the MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization and Training) trust. MOST Safety and Training Representative Nicki Benson provided technical assistance.

Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N1

Boilermakers help thwart county right-to-work measure

Starting third from left, l. to r.: Tony Ciferni, Ed Harkins, John Bland, BM-ST Martin Williams and Martin Willis.

MEMBERS OF LOCAL 13 (Philadelphia) and Local 193 (Baltimore) joined forces with other unions Jan. 2 to protest a right-to-work proposal before the Sussex County, Delaware, County Council. Councilman Rob Arlett introduced the measure in October, billing it as necessary for the county's economic development. After a five-hour public hearing on Jan. 2, the council pushed the vote to January 9, when the measure was defeated four to one. Pictured above are Local 13 members outside the county courthouse. Starting third from left, l.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-13, L-193
Reporter  V57N1

Boilermakers sponsor 40 Native American elders

Each spring and fall Adopt-A-Native-Elder delivers boxes of food, clothing and simple medicines to many different areas of the Navajo reservation.

Donations help elderly Navajo maintain traditional lifestyles

FORTY NAVAJO ELDERS living in remote tribal areas in the Southwest are now receiving food packages, food certificates and firewood courtesy of the Boilermakers union as part of an outreach program based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

International President Newton B. Jones said a decision was made last year to support the program, Adopt-A-Native-Elder, as a substantial number of our members who live in Arizona and New Mexico are part of the Navajo Nation.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-4, L-627
Reporter  V57N1

L-555's Malakoff leads Saskatchewan trades council

Dion Malakoff

THE SASKATCHEWAN PROVINCIAL Building and Construction Trades Council now has a Boilermaker serving as its executive director. Dion Malakoff, formerly a Local 555 (Winnipeg, Manitoba) Business Rep and Assistant Business Manager received the appointment in 2017.

Malakoff was indentured into the Canadian Boilermaker Apprenticeship program in 2000 and became a journeyman in 2003. He worked as a welder/fitter, foreman and general foreman prior to joining the staff at L-555, where he was involved with training and labor-management relations.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-555
Reporter  V57N1

L-83 gives to American Legion

L. to r., L-83 President Robbie Grant, Post member and retired L-83 member Craig Sparks, Post commander and retired L-83 member Mark Suthers, and L-83 BM-ST Scot Albertson.

Donation will help fund ADA-compliant restroom

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, Local 83 has donated $1,000 to American Legion Post 598 to help the veterans group fund an ADA-compliant restroom. Participating in the check presentation at the union hall are, l. to r., L-83 President Robbie Grant, Post member and retired L-83 member Craig Sparks, Post commander and retired L-83 member Mark Suthers, and L-83 BM-ST Scot Albertson.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N1

Local 128 helps build new home for disabled member

Jamie Stewart with his sister Terri Neely in his new house.

Boilermakers raise $35,000 for project as other unions, community support effort

IN 2016, JAMIE Stewart's house in Corunna, Ontario, was falling apart all around him. The foundation was sinking. The roof was falling in. Black mold threatened his health. It was a trying time for Stewart, a Local 28 (Toronto, Canada) apprentice who suffered a devastating swimming accident more than 20 year ago. That accident left him a quadriplegic.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-128
Reporter  V57N1

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