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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 49, Number 3
Jul 2010 to Sep 2010

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Boilermakers rally for coal, IVP Sam May retires, Industrial Sector holds second conference, L-146's Hache wins Canadian apprentice contest, 2010 election candidate endorsements, Scholarship winners announced, and much, much more...

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MOST Programs : “The Proven Boilermaker Advantage”

Construction industry reaps cost savings, performance gains

WHEN THE NATIONAL Tripartite Alliance pioneered a concept to raise standards in the union construction industry more than 20 years ago, few could have envisioned how wildly successful that undertaking would become. By establishing a labor-management trust known as MOST (Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training), the alliance created a remarkable engine for innovation.

Reporter  V49N3

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Locals  L-13, L-73, L-83, L-105, L-108, L-128, L-146
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Kudos - the Boilermaker Reporter V49N3

FMS credits L-582 for outage success

Fluor [Maintenance Services (FMS)] and NRG [Energy Inc.] have just completed a boiler outage on unit 2 at the Big Cajun II [a coal-fired power plant in New Roads, La.].

Facing an extremely tight schedule of 21 working days, this outage of 140,000 man-hours was a major concern to both NRG and Fluor. [However,] the outage was extremely successful, largely due to the Boilermakers dispatched by Local 582 [Baton Rouge, La.].

Work included:

Locals  L-363, L-582
Reporter  V49N3

Worker-friendly candidates deserve our support

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Opponents seek to reverse union progress

OVER THE LAST two years, the Democrat-controlled Congress and the Obama administration have made enormous progress on behalf of American workers. That progress has not come easy. In fact, Republicans have repeatedly attempted to block much-needed reforms, and they have obstructed Democratic initiatives designed to save jobs and rescue the economy.

Reporter  V49N3

Letters to the Editor

Local 29’s Giannone vows to beat cancer

I retired in March 2010 at age 55, and am so proud to have been a union Boilermaker. I worked all over the country, and I know there are no better brothers and sisters in the world than the field members I have met [since joining Boston Local 29 in 1980].

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V49N3

International announces 2010 scholarship winners

Thirty-three Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2010 scholarship program on April 27. A total of $50,000 was awarded to 33 scholarship recipients: $38,000 to United States students, $12,000 to Canadian students.

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Reporter  V49N3

Locals award service pins

Inspector Dave Berger (l.) presents a 70-year membership pin to his grandfather, Clarence Berger. Clarence, who recently celebrated his 97th birthday, began his Boilermaker career in 1940 working for Western Pipe and Steel as a shipyard helper. He was a member of Local 6 (Oakland, Calif.).

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN SKERMONT, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports the following membership pin presentation:

25 YEARS — Felix M. Rosa.

Local 374 — Hammond, Ind.

Paul Maday, BM-ST of Local 374, Hammond, Ind., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-159, L-374, L-549
Reporter  V49N3

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  • Locals award service pins

    Locals award service pins

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  • IR Dan Luhmann, left, tours the Attwood facility with Human Resources Manager Jamie Orr and L-M7 President Mark Babcock.

    M7 members help keep Attwood No. 1 in marine parts

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  • IP NEWTON JONES, foreground, explains the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund at the inaugural meeting of the Western States M.O.R.E. Work Action Council.

    Western States Section convenes historic M.O.R.E. Work Action Council

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  • Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th), fifth from right, with, l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; John Tortat, L-60; guest Julie Tortat; guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Bill Staggs; IR Miguel Fonseca; ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III; and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.

    Boilermakers’ reception brings legislators

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  • Jim Cooksey cuts the ceremonial red ribbon to signify the center’s official opening. l. to r. WSJAC Assistant Coordinator Andrew Jones, BOL President Bob McCall, SBCTC President Robbie Hunter, WSJAC Area Coordinator Collin Keisling, Cooksey, Charmayne Cooksey, IP Newton Jones, IVP Tom Baca, and Jenny Farney and Dan Klingman of Lincoln Electric.

    New Utah center ready to prep next generation of Boilermakers

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