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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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Lockout of L-1626 members enters second month

Locked out L-1626 Boilermakers picket Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill. Photo by pdamerica/flickr

Unions reject company’s brutal contract demands

FIFTY BOILERMAKERS, 19 Machinists and an Electrician employed by Clifford-Jacobs Forging near Champaign, Ill., have been walking a picket line since September 29, locked out of their jobs after the unions unanimously rejected the firm’s brutal contract offer and approved a strike vote.

Despite the willingness of the union employees to work without a contract while negotiations continued, the company not only prevented them from returning to their jobs, but it also brought in replacement workers.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-1626
Reporter  V54N4

L-359 members retube tractor, ‘steam donkey’

Barry Dobrensky, left, and Mike Roxburgh stand alongside the 1917 Farquhar tractor they helped restore.

Volunteers donate skills to heritage society

VOLUNTEERS FROM LODGE 359 (Burnaby, British Columbia) have been connecting with history and the work of past generations of boilermakers by restoring steam-powered equipment at the Western Vancouver Island Industrial Heritage Society at Port Alberni.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-359
Reporter  V54N4

Tripartite partners meet in South Carolina

A group of retired business managers and retired International Reps, along with MOST representatives, front row, will form a training cadre for Boilermaker Code instruction. Joining the trainers, back row, are MOST trustees.

Group braves powerful storm, marks 30th year of alliance

DESPITE RECORD-BREAKING rain and flooding that hammered the Carolinas in early October, the majority of those who signed up for the 30th National Tripartite Conference successfully navigated their way to the Embassy Suites Hotel at Myrtle Beach, S.C., without major incident.

The overall turnout was excellent, and the union, owners and contractors gathered to celebrate three decades of progress and to continue the important work of addressing industry issues and advancing vital MOST programs.

Reporter  V54N4

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