L-374 members build base for floating casino, IVP George Rogers retires, LEAP holds 40th conference, Construction members meet, Funds office announces improvements, shipyard nets big contract, and much, much more...

Panel describes local political activism

L-449 (Sturgeon Bay, Wisc.) Sec-Treas. Warren Demmin.

Passion and power of one vote are key ingredients

THREE LOCAL LEADERS took the podium at the LEAP conference April 23 to describe their lodges’ involvement in political action.

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The Discovery of Global Warming

How the Greenhouse Effect works

THE DISCOVERY OF global warming has its roots in an unlikely source — the search for an explanation of the ice ages.

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Construction Boilermakers meet

IP Newton Jones discusses the future of coal.

March conference keys on elections, national funds, coal technology

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LEAP offers silver commemorative coin

The LEAP 2008 40th anniversary coin reflects the anniversary date on one side, the Boilermakers’ official seal on the other.

Limited-quantity available for $100 CAF donation

FOR A LIMITED TIME, members who make a $100 contribution to the Boilermakers’ Campaign Assistance Fund (CAF) will receive a silver coin commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Boilermakers’ annual conference of the Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP).

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Local 182 wins national NACBE safety award

Local 182 acting BM-ST Casey Tibbs, center, accepts the national NACBE safety award as IVP Tom Baca (Western States), l., and NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson join in the presentation.

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE) presented its annual safety award to the top-performing locals from the Boilermakers’ five U.S. vice-presidential areas March 2. The presentations were made during the Brotherhood’s annual construction conference at Marco Island, Fla.

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Boilermakers receive awards for CAF, LEF support

LEAP delegates from Local 154, Pittsburgh, accept the award for the highest CAF contribution by a local.

Money helps pro-worker candidates, builds strong member education

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Locals award service pins

Local 1 — Chicago

John Skermont, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

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Letters to the Editor

Family of L-83 member gives thanks, shares message of hope

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New contract summaries

Negotiating a three-year agreement for Local D523 members at Imerys are (l. to r.), front row, D523 Pres. Gary Haynes, Kaolin Mgr. Gary Haynes, and D523 ST Raymond Foster; standing, IR John Chapman, D523’s Bobby Cooper, Sr. HR Mgr. Tracee Sanders, plant mgr. Don Belcher, and production mgr. Steve Grant.

A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges

National Cement Lodge

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Boilermakers, Allegheny Energy partner on new training facility

IVP Sean Murphy (second from left) thanks those responsible for the new training facility at Allegheny Energy. L. to r., L-667 BM-ST George Pinkerman, IR Marty Stanton, and Generation Maintenance Director Tony Cantanese.

Power station dedicates new center to fast-track welding program

A COOPERATIVE EFFORT to increase training for union Boilermakers has led to the opening of a new learning facility at Allegheny Energy’s Harrison Power Station in Haywood, W.Va. A Jan. 17 dedication celebrated the joint effort between the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Allegheny Energy, an investor-owned utility with over $3 billion in annual revenues and more than 4,000 employees.

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