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Volume 46, Number 2
Apr 2007 to Jun 2007

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Boilermakers refurbish world's most powerful electrical device, Joshua A. Terando Apprentice of the Year Award, LEAP delegates head to Capitol Hill, picket line wedding for L-693 member, tech improvements discussed at Construction conference, and much, much more...

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Boilermakers receive awards for CAF, LEF support

Money helps pro-worker candidates and builds strong member education

BOILERMAKERS WHO EXCELLED at raising money for CAF and LEF in 2006 received recognition during the annual LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., March 13. International President Newton B. Jones presented crystal “capitol dome” awards to vice presidential sections and individual local lodges for exceptional performance.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V46N2

Tags  Featured
Locals  L-5, L-45, L-74, L-85, L-197
Reporter  V46N2

Secret agreements and fast-track voting do not inspire confidence

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

In May, the Democratic leadership in Congress and the White House announced they had reached an historic agreement on trade. Democrats announced that they had won guarantees to protect labor rights in all future trade deals, starting with Peru, Panama, Colombia, and South Korea. The specific labor rights protected include the right to organize, bargain collectively, as well as bans on the use of child labor and workplace discrimination.

Reporter  V46N2

Brazilian welders will work with Local 146

Brazilian labor leader Ricardo Baldino, l., shares a moment of international brotherhood with IP Newton Jones

Thousands express interest in Alberta oil sands jobs

RICARDO BALDINO, PRESIDENT of the Brazilian labor union, STICC, spoke before the Construction Division conference March 5 about a new initiative to put union welders from his country to work in Alberta, alongside members of Boilermakers Local 146 (Edmonton). Local 146 needs additional workers to help man the immense oil sands projects in the province, along with other construction and maintenance jobs.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-146
Reporter  V46N2

Boilermakers refurbish world's most powerful electrical device

Arcs and sparks fly on the Z Machine, the world's most powerful electrical device, following its refurbishment by members of the NTL and Local 4.  Courtesy Sandia National Laboratories

The Z Machine is 300 times hotter than the sun and produces X-ray power 80 times the world’s entire electrical output

MEMBERS OF THE National Transient Lodge (NTL) and Local 4 (Page, Ariz.) are working on the world’s most powerful electrical device — the Z Machine. Located at the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, N.M., the Z Machine is a pulsed power accelerator, able to create X-ray power output of nearly 290 trillion watts, or 80 times the entire world’s output of electricity, for short periods of time. Pulsed power is a term used to describe a process in which

Tags  Headline News
Locals  NTL, L-4
Reporter  V46N2

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