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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 47, Number 3
Jul 2008 to Sep 2008

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Election 2008 Boilermakers' endorsements, Obama-McCain candidate comparison, Local 614 members build submarine in record time, NASSCO workers ratify agreement, Labor's opponents attack Employee Free Choice Act, L-146's Pinault wins Canadian apprentice contest, 2008 Boilermaker scholarship content winners, and much, much more...

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2008 local lodge and CFL scholarship winners

Katie Foster

Local 13 awards 33 grants totaling $264,000

LOCAL LODGE 13, Philadelphia, announces the winners of 33 scholarship awards, each totaling $8,000, to dependents of Local 13 members who participated in the local’s annual competition. Winners were selected based on the results of a college aptitude test administered and graded by St. Joseph’s University. The grants will be awarded over a period of four years — $1,000 per semester for eight semesters. The Local 13 scholarship committee does not release names of scholarship winners for publication.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146, L-D579
Reporter  V47N3

How to apply for a 2009 Boilermaker Scholarship

BOILERMAKER SCHOLARSHIPS are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation.

A dependent may be a son, daughter, legally-adopted child, or other dependent of an active, retired, disabled, or deceased member.

Winners are chosen based on a variety of criteria that include grades, standardized test scores, extracurricular activities, and a written essay on an assigned topic.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146
Reporter  V47N3

2008 Scholarship Competition includes written performance on assigned essay topic

NOT ONLY MUST applicants to the Boilermakers’ scholarship program meet all the eligibility requirements, they also have to complete a 300-500 word essay on an assigned topic.

While space does not permit publication of these essays in their entirety — or even excerpts from each of the 160 essays that were submitted — the Boilermaker Reporter would like to share the following views from some of our top 2008 scholarship recipients on this year’s topic: “What impact has growing up in a Boilermaker family had on your life thus far?”

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V47N3

International announces 2008 scholarship winners

Forty-one Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2008 scholarship program April 25. A total of $50,000 was awarded to 41 scholarship recipients: $38,000 to United States students and $12,000 to Canadian students.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V47N3

How to apply for a 2009 Boilermaker Scholarship

BOILERMAKER SCHOLARSHIPS are open to high school seniors who will be entering their first year of a two- or four-year academic program at a degree-granting, accredited college or university within one year of their high school graduation and who are dependents of Boilermaker members in good standing.

A dependent may be a son, daughter, legally-adopted child, or other dependent of an active, retired, disabled, or deceased member.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-83, L-105, L-146
Reporter  V47N3

New contract summaries

A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges

National Transient Division/L-83

Tags  Featured
Reporter  V47N3

Locals award service pins

Marvin Lloyd Haines, L-92, 60-Year Member

Local 40 — Elizabethtown

RAY PARROTT, BM-ST of Local 40, Elizabethtown, Ky., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Featured
Locals  L-40, L-92, L-647
Reporter  V47N3

Kudos

Turbosonic praises Local 92 for scrubber work

I RECENTLY did a job in Wilmington, Calif., at Conoco Phillips installing a wet scrubber system. Nooter Construction was the contractor.

Throughout the years, unions have left a bad taste in my mouth, but dealing with these Boilermakers I found a new appreciation for the professionalism these guys have, especially Alvin Manning, Patrick Talburt, Santiago Ramirez, Jose Huizar, Margarito Ibarra, Angel Ruiz, and Herman Alfaro [all members of Local 92, Los Angeles].

Tags  Featured
Locals  L-92, L-667
Reporter  V47N3

Letters to the Editor

Words of appreciation

BERNIE PIATZ’S NEARLY 40-year membership at Local 647 (Minneapolis) has been quite a journey. He was very well liked in this local and always took the time to explain and teach any apprentice willing to learn. We will miss his experience and knowledge and most of all the joking and poking fun. Congratulations to him on his retirement.

KEITH RADOMSKI (Skinner),
WENDLIN PIATZ (Wendy), and
ARLYN OLANDER, Local 647
Minneapolis, Minn.

Tags  Featured
Locals  L-647
Reporter  V47N3

Local 34 wins BNSF softball tournament

Representing Local 34 in a union softball tournament are, l. to r., Jeff Matzek, Rob Farwell, Darren Robinson, Ken Nelson, Anthony DaPrato, Roger Jackson, Dan Quinlan (coach), and Bryan Johnson. Not pictured are Justin McGilton and Laborer Daryl Johnson.

Member’s deployment delays series for two years

NINE MEMBERS OF Local 34 (Topeka, Kan.), along with one member of the Laborer’s union, earned boasting rights following a friendly softball tournament among the unions employed at the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway Topeka Shops in May.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-34
Reporter  V47N3

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