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Volume 54, Number 4
Oct 2015 to Dec 2015

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Local 29 wins C.W. Jones Award, U.S. Graduate Apprentices Compete, Local 1626 Members Locked Out, Tripartite Partners Meet in South Carolina, Boilermakers Help Build $1B TVA Gas Plant in Kentucky and much, much more.

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Did work in the nuclear weapons industry make you ill?

Compensation and medical benefits may be available

IF YOU HAVE been employed in the nuclear weapons industry and have been diagnosed with cancer, chronic beryllium disease, beryllium sensitivity or silicosis — and your illness was caused by exposure to radiation, beryllium or silica while working in the industry — you may be eligible for compensation or medical benefits under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

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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:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-7, L-83, L-502, L-627, L-647
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Local 29 receives Charles W. Jones Award

BOSTON LOCAL 29 BM-ST CHARLES HANCOCK accepts the Charles W. Jones Award on behalf of his lodge. L. to r., IP Newton Jones, Hancock, MOST Administrator Roger Erickson, and MOST Chairman Greg Purdon.

BOSTON LOCAL 29 became the fifth Boilermaker lodge to receive the Charles W. Jones Award, MOST's symbol of excellence, during the 30th Annual MOST Tripartite Conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., October 4. Local 29 BM-ST Charles Hancock accepted the honor on behalf of the lodge.

The award acknowledges the local with the highest percentage of members trained using a selection of MOST programs: OSHA 10/30, Steel Erection, Common Arc, Rigging, Substance Abuse, Leadership and Scaffolding.

Locals  L-29
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Top graduate apprentice reflects on those who helped

First place winner Jonathon Nevedal, L-169

Nevedal credits military service, H2H, Boilermakers

QUALIFYING FOR A national apprenticeship competition requires the support of organizations and people along the way, says the 2015 winner, Jonathon Nevedal, Local 169 (Detroit). He cites his experience in the military service, his introduction to the trades through Helmets to Hardhats (H2H), and the shared knowledge and guidance of Boilermakers in the field as well as in the union hall.

A submariner in the U.S. Navy, like his father before him, Nevedal worked as a machinist mate during a five-year hitch.

Locals  L-169
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Members working TVA job pause for Code training

Local 40 Boilermakers and travelers working at the TVA Paradise project receive training on The Boilermaker Code.

Kiewit grants paid time off, buys lunch

WHILE A NUMBER of local lodges have hosted Boilermaker Code training for their members since its roll-out in September, signatory contractor Kiewit has taken the proactive step of sponsoring the training in the midst of a project for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

Locals  L-40
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Boilermakers USA shoot breaks fund-raising, participation records

WOUNDED WARRIORS RECEIVE A WARM WELCOME. Joining in a group photo with the vets are David Willette, second from left (back row), representing Fishing for Freedom; Kinsey Robinson, International President of the Roofers union, fourth from left; and Fred Myers, USA Executive Director/CEO, second from right.

Event raises $150,000, draws 220 shooters

BOILERMAKER SUPPORT FOR the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) continues to break records. This year’s 7th Annual Boilermakers Kansas City Sporting Clays Shoot surpassed all other such events across the nation to date, raising more than $150,000 and attracting 220 shooters.

The event was held Sep. 26 at the Powder Creek Shooting Park in Lenexa, Kan. Funds raised from the shoot will support the USA’s conservation mission.

Locals  L-40, L-83, L-363, L-374, L-483
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Developed nations alone cannot halt global warming

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Kerry’s Paris comments reveal a climate truth

FOR THOSE WHO support the EPA’s harsh new rules aimed at coal-fired power plants, the comments of Secretary of State John Kerry during the Paris climate change summit should come as a sobering revelation.

Addressing the plenary session December 9, Kerry stated:

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Boilermakers help build $1B TVA gas plant in Kentucky

Local 40’s Stephen Small welds a seam on the “skin” of a HRSG.

Combined cycle generation will replace two coal units at Paradise

CONSTRUCTION IS ADVANCING steadily on a $1 billion combined cycle gas turbine plant adjacent to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Paradise Fossil Plant in Drakesboro, Ky. The gas plant will replace two coal-fired units com- pleted in 1963 at the Paradise facility. A third coal-fired unit at the site, completed in 1970, will remain operational.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-40
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Former Boilermakers get their due on Gateway Arch Builders’ Day

Former Boilermakers who helped build the Gateway Arch stand with a remnant of the actual stainless steel used in fabricating the monument sections. The men were on hand to celebrate Arch Builders Day in St. Louis Oct. 28.  Left to right, Ken Wright, Donald Chambers, Ike Erdman and Archie Brittain.  Walt Atwood photo

Local 659 members constructed monument sections in Warren, Pa.

A SMALL CONTINGENT of former Boilermakers who helped build sections of the Gateway Arch were on hand at the Missouri History Museum Oct. 28 to commemorate the “topping out” of the national monument in 1965.

Locals  L-659
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