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Volume 49, Number 4
Oct 2010 to Dec 2010

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L-7's Bogue wins national apprentice competition, Pressley elected Industrial Sector IVP, National tripartite conference marks 25th year, L-580 apprentice wins welding contests, Union Plus helps L-60 member, L-128 member enjoys Survivor experience, and much, much more...

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New contract summaries

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

L-M18 — Buffalo, N.Y.

Effective May 8, 2010 to May 3, 2013, for six members of Local M18 (Buffalo, N.Y.) who manufacture decontamination and sterilization equipment for Getinge Sourcing LLC in Rochester, N.Y. Products include washers/disinfectors, warming cabinets, sterilizers, and scrub sinks used in the health care industry.

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Local 29’s Arsenault climbs Mt. Washington 100 times

Peter Arsenault celebrates his 100th climb to the summit of Mount Washington.

TWENTY YEARS AGO, Peter Arsenault, a member of Local 29 (Boston), was a bit indifferent about the idea of climbing New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. But in 1990, at the urging of a co-worker, he made his first ascent and successfully reached the summit.

That one climb was all it took for Arsenault to fall in love with the mountain. Over the next two decades, he went on to scale the mountain repeatedly, and earlier this year he notched his 100th climb.

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Locals  L-29
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L-107 holds open house

L-107 BM-ST Blane Tom, with scissors, prepares for the ribbon-cutting at the lodge’s new facility. L. to r., L-107 VP Jerry Maciejewski, L-107 trustee Joe Garfield, Great Lakes Apprentice Coordinator Mark Gustafson, Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto, Great Lakes IVP Larry McManamon, L-107 Rec. Sec. Rick Wilson (partially hidden), L-107 inspector Paul Stahl (partially hidden), L-107 trustee Pat McMahon, IR-CSO Tony Palmisano, and L-107 Pres. Marvin Cartwright.

Lodge moves into larger, more modern facility

LOCAL LODGE 107 (Milwaukee) held an open house Aug. 26 to showcase its new union hall and apprentice training facility. The local sold its previous facility and purchased a 21,500-sq.-ft. building in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield. The lodge leases about half the space to a tenant.

L-107 BM-ST Blane Tom said the newer building provides an open floor plan and more room to conduct operations. After making renovations, the lodge moved its offices in Dec. 2009 while it continued to work on the training center.

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Locals  L-107
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Locals award service pins

Darrell Miller, 74, is still working at the trade. In May he earned his 55-year membership pin from Local 27 (St. Louis). Born in 1936, Miller began his career at age 19, working five years at St. Louis Ship. He then became a helper at CBW Sheet & Iron Works. In 1961, he went to work for Continental Boiler (now known as Continental Fabricators Inc.), where he still works today at a burn table. Nicknamed “Hollywood” for his jet-black, slicked-back, hair style that lasted him well into his 60s, “Miller is alw

Local 1 - Chicago

John Skermont , BM -ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports the following membership pin presentations.

35 YEARS - Edward Boruta Jr.; and
30 YEARS - Michael J. Jasien.

Local 11 - Helena, Mont.

John Roeber, BM -ST of Local 11, Helena, Mont., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Labor progress is still possible, despite midterm results

International President Newton B. Jones

Unions continue to have key friends in government

WHEN A SPLIT 112th Congress begins session in January — with the GOP in firm control of the House and Democrats holding a slim majority in the Senate — we can expect labor opponents to block key legislative initiatives backed by unions. The Employee Free Choice Act (H.R. 1409) will not go forward. Nor will the American Clean Energy and Security Act (H.R. 2454) or the Miner Safety and Health Act of 2010 (H.R. 5663).

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