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Volume 57, Number 2
Apr 2018 to Jun 2018

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California Refinery Tripartite Launches, Boilermakers celebrate 50 years of LEAP, Western States Section convenes historic M.O.R.E. Work Action Council, Boilemakers Dedicate Salt Lake City Training Center, Bank of Labor fights scams targeting senior citizens, Nearly 200 complete Code training at Plant Vogtle, Young Local 73 member sets the bar with Red Seal certification, and much, much more...

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Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

Local 1 • Chicago

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

  • 55 YEARS — Sylvester Lopaczynski Jr.

Local 60 • Morton, Illinois

KIRK W. COOPER, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Illinois, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-647, L-650, L-667
Reporter  V57N2

Western States Section convenes historic M.O.R.E. Work Action Council

IP NEWTON JONES, foreground, explains the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund at the inaugural meeting of the Western States M.O.R.E. Work Action Council.

Group votes to cover member TWIC cards

IN AN HISTORIC event in Salt Lake City May 7, International officers, International reps and business managers from the Western States’ eight construction locals launched the first-ever M.O.R.E. Work Action Council meeting.

M.O.R.E. (Marketing, Organizing, Recruitment and Employment) is a work investment fund financed by U.S. construction members and designed to transform the union using proactive, coordinated strategies to increase work opportunities and bring in new members.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V57N2

Boilermakers’ reception brings legislators

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th), fifth from right, with, l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; John Tortat, L-60; guest Julie Tortat; guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Bill Staggs; IR Miguel Fonseca; ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III; and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.

CONGRESSMEN AND WOMEN, Boilermakers and guests met up at the Mayflower Hotel April 24 for informal conversation and photo ops at the 2018 LEAP Congressional Reception.

The reception, which takes place after two days of education, legislative updates and lobbying on Capitol Hill, is a longstanding part of the annual LEAP conference. The event gives Boilermaker delegates a chance to follow up with their elected representatives and continue building relationships in an effort to bring Boilermaker issues to the forefront and enlist legislative champions for those issues.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V57N2

New Utah center ready to prep next generation of Boilermakers

Jim Cooksey cuts the ceremonial red ribbon to signify the center’s official opening. l. to r. WSJAC Assistant Coordinator Andrew Jones, BOL President Bob McCall, SBCTC President Robbie Hunter, WSJAC Area Coordinator Collin Keisling, Cooksey, Charmayne Cooksey, IP Newton Jones, IVP Tom Baca, and Jenny Farney and Dan Klingman of Lincoln Electric.

J.G. Cooksey WSJAC Boilermaker Training Center opens for business

CLEAR SALT LAKE City skies and the snow-capped Wasatch and Oquirrh Mountains made a picture-perfect backdrop as Boilermaker dignitaries and friends cut the ribbon and opened the new world-class J.G. Cooksey WSJAC Boilermaker Training Center this past May.

Reporter  V57N2

Southeast Area Tripartite focuses on adapting with industry changes

IP Jones unveils the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund.

Companies, contractors depend on trained-and-ready Boilermakers for mutual success

SAFETY, SHIPYARDS, THE power industry and the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund were hot topics during the 2018 Southeast Area Tripartite, March 26-28 in Destin, Florida. More than 115 company representatives, contractors and Boilermakers met under the uniting theme “Working Together for a Stronger Industry!” to build relationships, learn the latest industry info and confront challenges.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V57N2

Young Local 73 member sets the bar with Red Seal certification

Michael Barnett, Director of New Brunswick Apprenticeship and Occupation Certification, left, awards L-73’s Sheldon Patterson with his Red Seal Certificate.

SHELDON PATTERSON IS already an over achiever. The 21-year-old from Local 73 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) became the first New Brunswick Teen Apprentice Program (NBTAP) graduate to earn a Red Seal Certification (a skills accreditation for construction industry workers). He’s also the youngest person in recent years to become a Red Seal Boilermaker.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-73
Reporter  V57N2

Labor-business partners launch California Refinery Tripartite

California State Building and Construction Trades Council President Robbie Hunter, with IP Jones and Western States IVP Tom Baca, receives an award for his longstanding partnership with Boilermakers.

Refiners, contractors, Boilermakers seek common ground, industry solutions

WHEN THE IDEA to convene a California refinery-focused tripartite was first envisioned, Western States International Vice President J. Tom Baca anticipated 40 to 50 refiners, contractors and Boilermakers would attend the inaugural event hosted by the Brotherhood.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V57N2

CCUS gains wider acceptance as climate change solution

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Technology breakthroughs, renewable limitations drive shift

CAPTURING AND USING carbon dioxide as a way to mitigate climate change has for decades been broadly dismissed by many climate activists, environmental groups, scientists and government officials as expensive, impractical and unnecessary.

That mindset is finally beginning to change markedly, thanks to advances in technology and the growing realization that renewables alone cannot solve the climate problem.

Reporter  V57N2

Boilermakers celebrate 50 years of LEAP

Delegates, International officers and staff at the 50th LEAP conference

Historic event draws 175 delegates to DC

A FIERY SPEECH by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka set the tone for the Boilermakers’ historic 50th anniversary Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) Conference in Washington, D.C., April 22-25. The event brought 175 delegates from across the United States, representing nearly 50 local lodges.

The conference also featured special awards to the Boilermakers’ Legislators of the Year, delegate lobbying on Capitol Hill and a reception for legislators at the Mayflower Hotel, site of the 2018 conference.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V57N2

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  • Locals award service pins

    Locals award service pins

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  • IR Dan Luhmann, left, tours the Attwood facility with Human Resources Manager Jamie Orr and L-M7 President Mark Babcock.

    M7 members help keep Attwood No. 1 in marine parts

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  • IP NEWTON JONES, foreground, explains the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund at the inaugural meeting of the Western States M.O.R.E. Work Action Council.

    Western States Section convenes historic M.O.R.E. Work Action Council

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  • Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17th), fifth from right, with, l. to r., IVP-NE John Fultz; John Tortat, L-60; guest Julie Tortat; guest Debbie Cooper; Kirk Cooper, L-60; IR Bill Staggs; IR Miguel Fonseca; ED-QCCUS/AD-CSO Eugene Forkin III; and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.

    Boilermakers’ reception brings legislators

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  • Jim Cooksey cuts the ceremonial red ribbon to signify the center’s official opening. l. to r. WSJAC Assistant Coordinator Andrew Jones, BOL President Bob McCall, SBCTC President Robbie Hunter, WSJAC Area Coordinator Collin Keisling, Cooksey, Charmayne Cooksey, IP Newton Jones, IVP Tom Baca, and Jenny Farney and Dan Klingman of Lincoln Electric.

    New Utah center ready to prep next generation of Boilermakers

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