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Volume 57, Number 1
Jan 2018 to Mar 2018

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L-502 leads work on America's only new coal-fired power plant, Navy history made with L-696-built USS Little Rock, Boilermakers sponsor 40 Native American elders, Local 105 earns highest safety honor, Boilermaker's daughter joins Democratic hopeful in Ohio governor race, and much, much more...

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Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

National Transient Lodge

MICHAEL W. WEST JR., D-NTDS reports presentation of a membership pin to the following:

  • 25 YEARS — Kenneth E. Holland

Local 1 • Chicago

ERIC S. DAVIS, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  NTD, L-1, L-11, L-13, L-40, L-83, L-363, L-647
Reporter  V57N1

District 10 steward training prepares leaders

D10 Steward Training, Toronto, Ontario

DISTRICT D10, FORMED in 2016 to represent 11 cement locals in Eastern Canada, held its first steward training session last year, with Ontario lodges meeting at Local 128 in Toronto and Nova Scotia and New Brunswick lodges meeting at the Hampton Inn in Moncton, New Brunswick. IR Richard MacIntosh conducted level 1 and level 2 steward classes at both locations. D10 BM-ST Tony Andrade also participated in the training.

Reporter  V57N1

FUTURE Act promises accelerated CCUS deployment

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

New law incentivizes carbon capture, use and storage

THANKS TO BIPARTISAN action in Congress, critical technologies that can prevent human-caused carbon dioxide from being emitted into the atmosphere — or that can remove CO2 directly from the air — are more likely to be developed and widely deployed, with far-reaching implications for the climate, jobs and the economy.

Reporter  V57N1

CSO Conference focuses on the future, stronger work opportunities

IP Newton B. Jones outlines the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund concept.

IP Jones unveils major initiative, delegates debate referral rule changes

PUT MORE WORK in the hands of Boilermakers. If discussions and presentations during the 2018 CSO Conference could be boiled down to one thing, that was it: More Boilermakers getting more of the work.

Indeed, ensuring a solid future for all Boilermaker members anchored many conference topics, as construction lodge leaders from across North America met in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 4-8 to discuss innovation, safety, challenges, growth, training and more.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V57N1

Big crowd shows for L-S251 solidarity event

Pictured above, Director of Organizing Services Jody Mauller gives a T-shirt to S251 member Kacee Holland.

MORE THAN 300 current and potential members attended a Local S251 (Middleton, Tennessee) solidary event Jan. 30 near the Thyssenkrupp Elevator Corp. manufacturing plant where L-S251 members are employed. International and local lodge staff gave away tote bags, T-shirts and other fun swag to attendees. Dozens of workers took advantage of the event to sign up as dues-paying members.

Locals  L-S251
Reporter  V57N1

D11 holds annual educational conference

Cement District Lodge D11 held its 2017 conference in Sun Peaks, British Columbia last July. Attending were, front row, l. to r., Tony Andrade, BM-ST, D10; Randy Martin, D331; Wayne Cameron, D331; Brent Hunnisett, D486; Rob Lauzon, IR; Kevin Sheptycki, D11; Jordan Dunne, D400; Scott Slade, D359; and Nathan Blais, D277. Second row, l. to r., Josh Deweerd, D385; Elloitt Cramner-Sargison, D331; Nate Reily, D486; Phyllis Van Rhyn, D385; Greg Dunning, D385; Dan Kerr, D277; Bryson Lindy, D385; Jeff Olson, D575; a

Cement lodge leaders discuss bargaining and steward training

CEMENT DISTRICT LODGE D11, encompassing 13 affiliated lodges in Western Canada, held its annual conference for lodge leaders July 10-13 in Sun Peaks, British Columbia. The conference offered local leaders the opportunity to learn more about their role in the union and to network with other leaders within the district. Educational sessions included information on drug and alcohol testing, group insurance, basic steward training and benefit bargaining.

Reporter  V57N1

Massive Phillips 66 refinery upgrade nears completion

BOILERMAKERS RIG RISERS (used to carry catalyst and oil) prior to installing the new reactor.

Boilermakers erect, install 850-ton reactor at New Jersey site

BOILERMAKER CREWS ARE being hailed for extraordinary quality workmanship and safety performance as a mammoth project to replace a 70-year-old reactor at the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery in Linden, New Jersey, comes to a close.

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-28
Reporter  V57N1

Boilermaker’s daughter joins Democratic hopeful in Ohio governor race

Betty Sutton

Cordray/Sutton show strong commitment to labor

FROM A YOUNG age, Betty Sutton, running mate of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray, learned the value of hard work and the importance of the Labor Movement from her father, Leo Sutton, a former Local 900 (Barberton, Ohio) member. Her father’s ability to earn a living wage and provide for six children from his union job at Babcock & Wilcox drove Sutton’s lifetime passion to support working families.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-85, L-744, L-900
Reporter  V57N1

MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

MOST holds OSHA 'train the trainer' classes

24 members and company trainers update or earn credentials

MOST CONDUCTED OSHA 500 "train the trainer" classes in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 29-Feb 7 for 18 members and six company trainers seeking to attain or update credentials that will allow them to teach OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 classes.

Reporter  V57N1

Local 105 earns highest safety honor

SCOTT HAMMOND, BM-ST of Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio), accepts the John F. Erickson NACBE Safety Award on behalf of his lodge during the 2018 Construction Sector Operations Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 5.  L. to r. are IST Bill Creeden, IVP-GL Larry McManamon, NACBE Executive Director Ron Traxler, Hammond and IP Newton Jones.

National Safety Award renamed to honor former NACBE Executive Director

THE GREAT LAKES Section took top honors for the first time ever, when Local 105 (Piketon, Ohio) was named winner of the National Safety Award — now known as the John F. Erickson NACBE Award — during the Construction Sector Operations conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, March 4-8.

Locals  L-5, L-5/175, L-11, L-69, L-105
Reporter  V57N1

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