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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 54, Number 2
Apr 2015 to Jun 2015

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Included articles:

ALJ decision brings justice for Terex workers, CSO Conference delegates receive industry updates, International launches digital museum and online store, Local 627 members protest Trans-Pacific Partnership, Boilermaker member featured on Brotherhood Outdoors, Local 27 and Nooter complete complex boiler overhaul in record time, and much, much more...

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Locals award service pins

Local 1 — Chicago

JOHN F. RIEL, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 70 YEARS — Daniel Raggio;
  • 45 YEARS — John Beckwith, Sr., Charles Lyles, Merrill Lynn; and
  • 25 YEARS — Thomas Feeney, William Lambert, Arnold Lisk, Jeff Newton.

Local 40 — Elizabethtown, Ky.

MIKE AUTRY, BM-ST of Local 40, Elizabethtown, Ky., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-40, L-69, L-83, L-549, L-647
Reporter  V54N2

Boilermaker targets bucks, hogs on Brotherhood Outdoors

NICK MCWHORTER, right, shares a special moment with Brotherhood Outdoors hosts Daniel Lee Martin and Julie McQueen.

L-105’s McWhorter scores on “redemption” hunt

NICK MCWHORTER, a member of Local 105 in Piketon, Ohio, was ecstatic when he learned he had been picked for a Brotherhood Outdoors hunting trip (televised this past spring). Hunting and fishing are a cherished tradition in the McWhorter family. The McWhorters also cherish their craft as construction Boilermakers: Nick’s father, John, and brother, Matthew, are also members.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-105
Reporter  V54N2

Boilermaker Code video captures top Telly Award

Film examines impact of attitudes and behaviors

WIDE AWAKE FILMS, the production company that created “The Boilermaker Code” film, announced June 8 that the work has won the prestigious Silver Telly Award. The award honors exceptional performance in television and online commercials and programs, and video and film productions.

Nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries were submitted to the 35th Annual Telly Awards. The entries do not compete against each other but stand on their own merits. Less than 10 percent receive a silver award.

Reporter  V54N2

L-667 honors George Pinkerman

Left to right are Brian, Brenda, Chad and J.T. Brian and Chad are L-667 members.

Lodge names new training center for late BM-ST

THREE SONS AND THE WIFE OF THE LATE GEORGE PINKERMAN, a former BM-ST of L-667 (Charleston, W.Va.), stand in front of a plaque dedicating the lodge’s new training center in his name April 15. Left to right are Brian, Brenda, Chad and J.T. Brian and Chad are L-667 members. George Pinkerman, who served as BM-ST from 1999-2011, passed away April 5, less than two weeks before the dedication was to take place.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-667
Reporter  V54N2

Canadian members receive steward training

Local 191 (Victoria, British Columbia) Oct. 4, 2014

More than 70 Boilermakers attend classes

MORE THAN 70 Boilermakers from across Canada received steward training between October 2014 and February 2015, according to International Rep Richard MacIntosh, who led the instruction.

Ten lodges sent members to the training.

Reporter  V54N2

International launches digital museum, online store

Members can view photos, order merchandise

A WEB-BASED initiative recently launched by the International union will give members online access to Boilermaker-related photos, videos and union-made merchandise.

Named The Boilermaker Museum of Photography and Film (www.boilermakermuseum.org), the initiative was envisioned by International President Newton B. Jones as a repository of historical and contemporary images with member access for casual viewing and the ability to order prints for personal use.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V54N2

Cap and trade deserves another look

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Strategy may still be best approach to reduce carbon emissions

SIX YEARS AGO, a cap and trade bill aimed at reducing U.S. carbon emissions (drafted in part by the Boilermakers union) passed the House of Representatives. In the Senate, cap and trade legislation also received support from then- Senators John Kerry and Joe Lieberman and, initially, from Senator Lindsay Graham.

Reporter  V54N2

Local 169 high school competition creates ‘mutual benefits’

L-169 Assistant Business Manager and Apprenticeship Coordinator Mike Card addresses aspiring welders.

Students get exposure to Boilermakers; union eyes potential members

ALLEN PARK – Now in its 13th year, the Boilermakers Local 169 (Detroit) High School Welding Invitational has earned a permanent spot on the spring calendar, establishing a program of matching up skilled high school welders with potential jobs in the Boilermakers.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-169
Reporter  V54N2

Local 627 members protest TPP

AS OPPOSITION TO fast track and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal swelled across the United States, three Boilermakers from Local 627, Phoenix, joined with members of other area unions May 20 to protest the deal outside the district office of U.S. Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 9th). Holding an opposition banner are Richard Lerma, left, and Shaun Scharer. Not pictured is Daniel Gardener.

Locals  L-627
Reporter  V54N2

Canadian members receive Field Supervisor Leadership training

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO, TRAINING (L-128). Kneeling, l. to r., Jonathan White (Assistant National Training Coordinator) and James Vahey; standing, front row, l. to r., Ryan Creech, Michael Queen, James Fisher, Gordon Campbell, Dennis Geddes, Duaine Dukeshire, Duane Austin, Stuart Kilday and Mike Tracy; standing, back row, l. to r., Jacob Holmes, Christopher McKeown, Kevin Jedruch, Blair Allin (Health & Safety Instructor), Craig Walker and Robert Sills.

Local 555 and Local 128 host classes

NATIONAL TRAINING, CANADA, conducted three Field Supervisor Leadership Training classes in the first quarter of 2015. Local 555 hosted the class at training centers in Winnipeg, Manitoba (January 20-21) and Regina Saskatchewan (January 27-28). Local 128 hosted the class at its Burlington, Ontario, training center March 17-18.

Locals  L-128, L-555
Reporter  V54N2

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