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Volume 51, Number 2
Apr 2012 to Jun 2012

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$70 million project brings upgrades to Colstrip plant, Breehey Award recipient offers moving tribute, Construction industry meets, Local 13 fights refinery closings, 2012 LEAP conference coverage, Local 263 wins NACBE safety award, and much, much more...

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Locals award service pins

National Transient Division

Mark Vandiver, Director of National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of service pins to the following:

65 YEARS - Charles W. Coburn; and
40, 45 & 50 YEARS - Eddie Lynn.

Local 1 — Chicago

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

Tags  Local News
Locals  NTD, L-1, L-106, L-433, L-647
Reporter  V51N2

Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-83
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Conference recognizes top CAF, LEF donors

Local 107’s Gerard “Mozzy” Maciejewski (center) was the top individual fundraiser for CAF. He is pictured with IVP J. Tom Baca and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

LODGES, VICE PRESIDENTIAL sections, and individual members that excelled in raising money for CAF and LEF in 2011 received special recognition during the LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., April 23-26.

CAF stands for Campaign Assistance Fund. As the Boilermakers’ political action fund, CAF money goes to support worker-friendly candidates for the U.S. House and Senate.

Tags  LEAP Issues
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LEAP first-timers speak out on Capitol Hill

Ykalo Abraha reads about the Boilermakers’ legislative positions during the LEAP conference.

LOBBYING ON CAPITOL Hill can be an eye-opener for LEAP first-timers interested in becoming more politically involved. This was the case for Ykalo “Nicco” Abraha, a member of Local 104, (Portland, Ore.), who attended his very first LEAP conference in April.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V51N2

Local 263 wins NACBE safety award

Mike Allen, BM-ST for Local 263 (Memphis, Tenn.), accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of his local. Joining in the presentation are, (l. to r.), NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, NACBE Pres. Wendell Bell, IVP Warren Fairley, and IP Newton Jones.

Injury rates drop across three categories

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety awards to the 2011 top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ four U.S. vice-presidential sections March 5 during the annual Construction Sector Operations conference held at Marco Island, Fla.

Local 263 (Memphis, Tenn.), representing the Southeast, took national honors with zero lost-time accidents, zero compensable injuries, and zero OSHA-recordable injuries.

Locals  L-45, L-85, L-263, L-627
Reporter  V51N2

War against coal is hurting America

Newton B. Jones, International President

U.S. must re-assess its path to reliable energy

ACROSS THE NATION, thousands of good-paying jobs are disappearing and the communities that depend on them are withering as scores of coal-fired power plants shut their doors.

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