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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 56, Number 3
Jul 2017 to Sep 2017

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Boilermakers build new gas plant, members learn at ISO conference, top Canadian apprentices honored, a Sister's journey into the Brotherhood, local lodge leaders attend summer institute, and much, much more...

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C.W. Jones’ vision still going strong

C. W. Jones

OVER THE 60 YEARS Boilermakers have been holding summer seminars at the School for Workers, they’ve become an integral part of the Brotherhood’s training and leadership development. The program first began because of Charles W. Jones’ vision and passion for learning.

Reporter  V56N3

Gas-fired generation continues growth in L-13 jurisdiction

L-154’s David Campbell seal welds a seam on a turbine exhaust duct.

Lackawanna Energy Center will be one of Pennsylvania’s largest

ONE OF THE largest combined cycle, gas-fired power plants in Pennsylvania is under construction in the northeastern part of the state, and about 180 Boilermakers — members of Local 13 (Philadelphia) along with travelers from more than two dozen locals across the country — have a major piece of the work.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-13
Reporter  V56N3

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-11, L-83, L-D500, L-549, L-647, L-667
Reporter  V56N3

Former L-659 members create ‘baby’ Gateway Arch

Ed Atwood solicits comments from former Boilermakers who worked on the Gateway Arch project in the 1960s.

Builders of original monument dedicate structure near Warren, PA

A SMALL GROUP of former Boilermakers who helped build the nation’s tallest monument, the 630-foot-tall Gateway Arch in St. Louis, can now look upon a 1/45 scale (14-foot-tall) version of the structure near Warren, Pennsylvania, the small town where they once worked on the famous project.

Locals  L-659
Reporter  V56N3

Organizers add 78 members to L-S234

International staff and L-S234 volunteers participate in an internal organizing drive for Tennsco workers.

In-plant effort focuses on solidarity, union advantage

BOILERMAKER ORGANIZERS, OTHER International staff members and Local S234 volunteers added 78 new members to the local lodge through an internal organizing campaign in Dickson, Tennessee, this past August. The lodge represents employees of Tennsco, a manufacturer of cabinets, shelving and other storage products.

The campaign ran for two weekends and involved visits to non-member homes to discuss the advantages of union membership.

Locals  L-S234
Reporter  V56N3

Industrial Sector leaders meet in Las Vegas

U.S. Air Force Maj., retired, Brian Shul describes his experience flying the SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

Event draws Boilermakers from 83 local lodges, five district lodges

THE 2017 INDUSTRIAL Sector Operations Conference drew 172 delegates from across North America to the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas July 31-Aug. 4. The meeting provided opportunities to learn from plenary speakers and breakout presenters, and to network with other lodge leaders.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V56N3

It’s time to replace Clean Power Plan with a sensible solution

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Boilermakers, other unions are proposing a new framework

IN SEPTEMBER, I joined with the general presidents of other unions in submitting a joint letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposing a sensible alternative to the overreaching, job-killing, industry-disrupting Clean Power Plan.

Reporter  V56N3

Locals award scholarships for 2017

Local 83 scholarship winners, left to right: Trustee Chairman Casey Jensen; President Robbie Grant; BM-ST Scot Albertson; Cody Anschutz, son of Wade Anschutz; Recording Secretary Zach Hayes; Marissa Riddle, daughter of Lori Manroe; Lori Manroe; Inspector John Seward; Garrett Helmich, son of Billie Helmich; Billie Helmich; Jordyn Corn, daughter of Jeff Kuzelka; and Jeff Kuzelka. Not pictured: Jordan Elam, son of Richard Elam.

IEC committee announces scholarship winners

THE BOILERMAKERS’ INTERNATIONAL Executive Council scholarship committee has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for two local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour. Both recipients receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Rebecca MacDonald, daughter of Local 580 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) member Ross MacDonald, is a graduate of Sir John A. MacDonald High School and is attending Mount Saint Vincent University, studying business.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-14, L-83, L-105, L-146, L-580
Reporter  V56N3

Retiree praises Boilermaker uncle

As kids up at the farm, we would see Gramma looking forward to seeing [Uncle] Fred and Mervin come home. They were construction Boilermakers. All across Canada they traveled. Cold or hot weather, they were building hydro plants and refineries. They were in a unique trade. There were lots of ironworkers. There were lots of carpenters. There were lots of auto mechanics. But not many Boilermakers.

Fred said to Eric and myself, “What are you two guys doing?”

Eric and I were going nowhere fast.

Fred said, “You are going to be BOILERMAKERS.”

Locals  L-128
Reporter  V56N3

Top Canadian apprentices honored

NTTF cites McLaughlin with industry award

TEN CANADIAN APPRENTICES received recognition as top achievers during an awards ceremony at the 2017 Canadian Tripartite Conference in New Brunswick August 23.

Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-271, L-359, L-555
Reporter  V56N3

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  • L. to r., L-83 President Robbie Grant, Post member and retired L-83 member Craig Sparks, Post commander and retired L-83 member Mark Suthers, and L-83 BM-ST Scot Albertson.

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  • Jamie Stewart with his sister Terri Neely in his new house.

    Local 128 helps build new home for disabled member

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  • International Labor Communications Association

    Boilermakers win six ILCA awards

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  • Pictured are, l. to r., Mark Garrett, D-H&SS; Joe Brender, Local 1 (Chicago); David Bobon, Local 13 (Philadelphia); Andy Jackson, Local 502 (Tacoma, Washington); Doug Hill, Local 242 (Spokane, Washington); Len Garaci Local 13; Randy Burchett, Local 744 (Cleveland); Chris Jenkins, Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio); Ryan Hunter, Local 11 (Helena, Montana); Jerry Hiatt, Local 502; Bridget Connors, MOST; and Skipper Branscum, MOST Administrator. Second row left to right; Jerry Klimo, Instructor; Rich Parker, Local 363 (E

    MOST holds project management training

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  • Boilermakers working at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks are building the only new coal-fired boiler in the United States.

    L-502 leads work on America's only new coal-fired power plant

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