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Democrats Paid a Huge Price for Letting Unions Die

There is power in a union. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

There’s power in uniting — that’s no secret. Standing together is what makes unions work. The Republican Party knows it, and it’s why the GOP works so hard against the labor movement. The question is: Why doesn’t the Democratic Party seem to “get it?”


Local lodge leaders attend summer institute

Basic Class

THIRTY-FOUR BOILERMAKERS from the United States and Canada attended the 61st annual School for Workers Summer Institute in Madison, Wisconsin, August 13-24. Over the two-week period, the institute offered basic and advanced courses. Participants received training from School for Workers professors as well as International staff on topics geared to broaden understanding of the labor movement and skills that are essential to union leadership development.

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L-S1978 president wins Wyoming AFL-CIO award

Roy Moyer, L-S1978 president, winner of the Wyoming AFL-CIO 2018 Labor Leader of the Year award.

Humble leader honored for going “above and beyond”

ROY MOYER NEVER expected to be put in the spotlight during the Wyoming AFL-CIO’s annual conference this past September. Moyer, who is president of Local S1978 (Rock Springs, Wyoming), said he went from a moment of confusion to surprise to disbelief, as it registered that he was being presented with the 2018 Labor Leader of the Year Award, the state labor council’s top honor.

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Locals  L-S1978
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Canadian Federation of Labour, local lodge scholarships announced

Pictured at left back row, l. to r.: Inspector John Seward, Recording Secretary Zach Hayes, and Iowa Rep Tom Dye. Front row, l. to r.: President Robbie Gant, BM-ST Scot Albertson, scholarship recipient Samantha Hicks, Kenneth Hicks, Trustee Dave Delgado and Trustee Danny Eastwood.

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced its selection of the Canadian Federation of Labour award winners. In addition, local lodges have announced their scholarship recipients.

Canadian Federation of Labour scholarship recipients each receive $1,000 award

Teagan Parkin, daughter of Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) member Kirby Parkin, is a graduate of Georges P. Vanier Secondary School. She is studying bio- chemistry at North Island College.

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Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146, L-191, L-580

Election 2018 Boilermaker Endorsements

Election 2018 Boilermaker Endorsements

Informed union voters can make a big difference Nov. 6

THE CANDIDATES LISTED below have been selected by the leadership of the local lodges in their areas, along with the International Government Affairs Department, as those who will best support working families.

We know that how you vote is a personal decision. And we respect that decision. We also know that working families will make a huge difference in these elections.

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Union craft inspires art for Local 359 member

Hilary Peach travels out of Local 359 and often does confined space jobs in pulp mills. Here she welds tubes to a header. Photo courtesy of Gord Kappel.

Hilary Peach’s first poetry book out now

BOILERMAKERS AND ARTISTS have quite a bit in common says Hilary Peach, a Local 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia) member who wields a welding torch as well as a pen. She finds that many artists acquire day jobs in the trades. As an artist who is skilled in several mediums, and as a Boilermaker, she understands why.

“Boilermakers are welders and mechanics, fabricators and riggers,” Peach says, noting that likewise, interdisciplinary artists master a variety of different art forms. That’s something that drew her to the union.

Locals  L-359
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Locals  L-D239

L-83 apprentices get ‘in on the act,’ build staircase for school play

L-83 apprentices get ‘in on the act,’ build staircase for school play

APPRENTICES AT LOCAL 83 (Kansas City, Missouri) participated in the play “Eurydice” without ever setting foot on stage. Twenty apprentices, working in groups of five to eight, fabricated an elaborate staircase for the set of Olathe West High School’s fall play. Local 83’s BM-ST Scot Albertson said the 150-hour project was a real-life lesson in fabrication, because apprentices had to look at the drawing of the staircase, then build it.

Locals  L-83
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Shooters shatter USA fundraising and attendance records

USA Event Manager Chris Piltz announces a record $200,000 plus raised by the Boilermaker-sponsored event.

IBB-sponsored sporting clays event raises more than $200K

THE UNION SPORTSMEN’S Alliance 10th annual sporting clays shoot, sponsored by the Boilermakers and held in Lenexa, Kansas, September 22, set a new fundraising record for all USA shoots across the nation, bringing in over $200,000, easily topping last year’s record (also set by the Boilermakers) of $184,000.

Set at the Powder Creek Shooting Park, the 2018 event drew 223 participants, also a record.

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