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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

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-13, L-73, L-83, L-105, L-108, L-128, L-146
Reporter  V49N3

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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