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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 50, Number 4
Oct 2011 to Dec 2011


Included articles:

Local 154's Dunlevy wins national apprentice contest, 26th Annual MOST Tripartite Conference eyes industry developments, new tanker orders boost L-19 work force, USA clay shoot breaks records, L-344 members win overtime pay, L-13's DeSeta receives medals for service in Vietnam, Boilermakers attend School for Workers, and much, much more...

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USA clay shoot breaks records

THE L-363 TEAM CAPTURES THE TOP OVERALL TEAM HONORS with a score of 396. L. to r

Boilermaker-backed event raises $90,000, draws 200

“WHEN THE BOILERMAKERS do something, they do it right,” said Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Executive Director Fred Myers on a warm and breezy day in Kansas City, Mo. this fall.

Reporter  V50N4

New contract summaries

L-87 — West Chester, Pa.

Effective June 28, 2010 to June 27, 2013, for 45 members of Local 87 (West Chester, Pa.) who work at Sartomer Company. Sartomer Company is a manufacturer and distributor of custom chemicals for industrial and commercial use, including in flooring, inks, optics and electronics. Products include acrylate/methacrylate monomers, oligomers and other specialty chemicals.

Tags  Local News
Reporter  V50N4

Boilermakers bike for brotherhood

Riders from two locals travel Indiana for fun and camaraderie

ABOUT TWO DOZEN motorcycles rolled out of Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 17 carrying a caravan of Boilermakers, family members, and guests. Active and retired members of Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio) and Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.) took part in the event, organized for the enjoyment of the ride and to share in brotherhood and camaraderie. The bikers rode from northern Indiana to the southern part of the state, returning to central Indiana before heading home.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-85, L-374
Reporter  V50N4

DeSeta receives medals for service in Vietnam

BG (RET.) TERRY WILEY pins a Bronze Star on retired L-13 member Lou DeSeta

Army cites L-13 retiree four decades after combat tour

AFTER 43 YEARS without formal recognition for his service with a covert military unit in Vietnam, Louis “Lou” DeSeta finally has his medals. The 66-year-old Local 13 (Philadelphia) retiree received two Bronze Stars and an Army Commendation Medal during ceremonies at VFW Post 3420 in Newark, Delaware, on Oct. 29. Brigadier General (ret.) Terry Wiley presented the medals in the presence of DeSeta’s union brothers, fellow veterans, and family members.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-13
Reporter  V50N4

Locals award service pins

Local 1 — Chicago

John Skermont , BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

40 YEARS - Edward A. Anderson, Mark J. Gustafson, Ronald R. Kowalski Sr., and
35 YEARS - William Feeney, William Frankenbach, Eugene M. Forkin, III, Raymond Garcia, Michael A. Gonzalez, William Harris Jr., Patrick Nolan, Michael Ryan, Eddie Sanks, Abdul-Aleem Sharif, and Robert Stewart.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-7, L-13, L-433, L-647
Reporter  V50N4

Boilermakers attend School for Workers

Basic Class 2011

Institutes focus on labor education

MORE THAN THREE dozen Boilermakers interested in expanding their knowledge of labor and union leadership attended sessions at the School for Workers on the University of Wisconsin campus last August. Commonly referred to as the Boilermaker Summer Institutes, the sessions include one week-long block for basic studies, another for advanced studies. After completing the basic session, participants typically return the following year to complete the advanced course.

Reporter  V50N4

Austerity measures threaten national security

Newton B. Jones, International President

THE FAILURE OF the congressional “super committee” to reach agreement on $1.2 trillion in budget cuts over the next 10 years creates a super-sized problem for the security of the United States. Without intervention by Congress, automatic cuts will go into effect in 2013, and the Defense Department will shoulder half of the rollback.

Reporter  V50N4

Area tripartite conferences confront industry issues

JON MARING, Director of Power Gen Construction for PG&E, participates in a discu

Alliance partners meet in Western States, Southeast

AREA TRIPARTITE GROUPS in the Western States and the Southeast held their 2011 conferences in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho (Aug. 22-25), and in Destin, Fla. (Oct. 24-26), respectively. The meetings gave owners, contractors, and Boilermakers an opportunity to address issues facing the construction industry.

Reporter  V50N4

Tripartite conference eyes industry developments

MOST ADMINISTRATOR BILL PALMISANO, r., receives the Charles W. Jones Distinguish

THE 26TH ANNUAL MOST Tripartite Conference held at Myrtle Beach, S.C. Oct. 2-6 examined a host of industry developments, with an emphasis on pending U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations and their impact on coal-fired power plants. But before addressing those developments, participants took time to acknowledge long-time MOST Administrator Bill Palmisano, who will retire at the end of the year.

Reporter  V50N4

Retired IST Charles Moran dies

Charles F. (Chick) Moran

Served as IVP for 14 years

CHARLES F. (CHICK) Moran, who served the Brotherhood as an International vice president and International secretary-treasurer during a 26-year span, passed away December 7 at his home in Menlo Park, Calif. He was 94.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V50N4


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