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Volume 54, Number 3
Jul 2015 to Oct 2015

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Bank of Labor opens D.C. office, Slaughter named LEAP Legislator of the Year, International announces scholarship winners, Volunteers cut wood for ailing D-351 member, and much, much more.

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Other Scholarship winners from 2015

L-83 (KANSAS CITY) SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS are pictured with the lodge's scholarship committee. Front row, l. to r., Taylor Ashley, daughter of Todd Ashley; Miranda Helmich, daughter of Bill Helmich; Bruce Smith, Jr., son of Bruce Smith; Tristin Reed , daughter of Sam Reed; back row, l. to r., Scot Albertson, Business Agent; Joe Lewandowski, BM-ST; John Seward, Shop Representative; Scott Campbell, President/ Business Agent; and Tom Dye, Vice President /Business Agent. Not pictured: Danielle Phipps, daughter of

IEC committee announces local, CFL winners

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for two local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).

The committee selected Jason Boutilier, son of Daniel Boutilier, Lodge 73 (St. John, New Brunswick), and Dawn Elizabeth Curran, granddaughter of Edward Curran, Lodge 146 (Edmonton, Alberta), to each receive a $1,000 CFL scholarship award.

Locals  L-13, L-73, L-83, L-105, L-108, L-146
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International announces scholarship winners

Thirty-one Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $50,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2015 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $50,000 to 31 recipients, with $38,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

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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:

Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-647
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Paris Climate Meeting should support low-emission fossil fuel technologies

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Advanced systems must be part of global effort to decarbonize

WHEN NEGOTIATORS FROM some 200 countries meet in Paris this December to seek a global climate agreement, they would be well served to fully recognize and support promising advancements being made in reducing carbon emissions from fossil fuels. Doing so would help prompt governments to create enabling policies and to make more robust investments in technologies such as carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) and high efficiency, low emission (HELE) systems.

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Members attend 58th Annual SFW Summer Institute

Graduates of the 58th Annual Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., stand with their certificates in front of the state capitol July 17.

BOILERMAKERS FROM THE United States and Canada attended the 58th Annual School for Workers Summer Institute Basic Course in Madison, Wis., July 12-17. They completed studies in collective bargaining, Brotherhood structure and services, contract costing and research, contract enforcement, labor history, membership mobilization, safety and health, communications and other topics.

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Contractors give to L-13 scholarship fund

Local 13 accepts a $2,500 scholarship donation from contractors Sept. 22. L. to r., Dave Bradley, Business Development Director for Delta Products Group and principal for Thermal Solutions; Mark Ostermeier, President of Delta Products Group; John Bland, L-13 Business Agent; John Clark, IR-CSO, and Martin Williams, L-13 interim BM-ST.

Gift cites Boilermakers’ chemical wash and re-tube work

A JOB WELL done is often its own reward. But when members of Local 13 (Philadelphia) completed outage work at the NextEra Energy power plant in Marcus Hook, Pa., recently, contractors Delta Products Group and Thermal Solutions happily showed their appreciation with a contribution of $2,500 toward the local’s scholarship fund.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-13
Reporter  V54N3

ISO Conference offers learning opportunities

IP Newton Jones calls right-to-work “a cancer that eats away at union strength.”

Event highlights organizing efforts, among other topics

THE BOILERMAKERS’ 2015 Industrial Sector Operations (ISO) Conference drew several hundred delegates from across North America to the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas August 3-7. The meeting provided opportunities to learn from guest speakers and breakout session presenters, and to network with lodge leaders from other regions and industries.

Tags  Headline News
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MOST launches Boilermaker Code training

Construction Division Director Dale “Skipper” Branscum teaches the train-the-trainer course.

Instructor cadre complete train-the-trainer course

NEARLY TWO DOZEN retired Boilermaker leaders and MOST representatives attended a Boilermaker Code train-the-trainer course August 18-20 in Kansas City, Mo. The group will form a cadre that will teach construction members a one-day course aimed at elevating craft performance and securing work, among other objectives.

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Tripartite meeting stresses Helper success

Signing real estate documents for a new training center to be built in Salt Lake City are, l. to. r., Jim Cooksey, AIP/IR-CSO, WSJAC Trustee; J. Tom Baca, IVP-WS, WSJAC Secretary; Collin Keisling, WSJAC Coordinator; and Larry Jansen, ARB Vice President and WSJAC Chairman.

Western States’ event draws 14 owner representatives

WHILE THERE WAS much to discuss at the 11th Annual Western States Tripartite Conference July 21-23 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, considerable attention was given to the Boilermakers’ Helper program. A panel led by IVP-WS J. Tom Baca discussed why the program was needed, the initial skepticism it met and the benefits that are being demonstrated by the program.

Tags  Headline News
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LEAP conference targets fast track, TPP

Passions rise against yet another free trade deal

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S push for fast track trade authority and new trade deals dominated the Boilermakers’ 2015 LEAP conference discussion May 18-19 in Washington, D.C., as speakers slammed the efforts, calling them disastrous for American jobs.

In his opening remarks, International President Newton B. Jones outlined those issues and others that are important to our union.

Tags  LEAP Issues
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