V47N4

Coverage of the 2008 National Apprentice Program competition, MOST National Tripartite Alliance conference topics, Boilermaker-backed candidates win, L-104 members keep boat ‘ship-shape’ for TV show, regional apprentice competition results and much, much more...

Frank Linton now welds for fun

L-40 retiree Frank Linton displays two of his paintings and samples of his metal art — a life-size turkey and sculpture of Blue Heron.

L-40 retiree creates metal art using skills he developed on the job

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Boilermaker-backed candidates win

Local 19 (Philadelphia) VP Fred Chamberlain, l., and Philadelphia Metal Trades Council President Gary Gaydosh distribute worksite leaflets supporting Barack Obama. Photo courtesy Molly Theobald

Activist locals lead by example, help elect Obama and other pro-worker candidates

IT SHOULD COME as no surprise that a Boilermaker appeared in Barack Obama’s half-hour, prime-time television commercial that aired Oct. 29 — an ad that was seen by more than 33 million viewers. After all, Boilermaker volunteers across the country worked tirelessly to push for working family candidates and the promise of change.

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Six Little Words

by David Sirota

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New lodge officers attend training

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Sept. 9-11

Program held in five cities in United States and Canada

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Kudos

Babcock & Wilcox praises L-627

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Letters to the Editor

Cushing family grateful for memories

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Union-business alliance seeks pension relief

NEARLY 300 organizations with defined-benefit pension plans have joined together to ask Congress for legislative relief in light of the current economic tailspin and restrictive regulations under t

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Congress must adjust Pension Protection Act

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Those who framed the tight funding rules for the PPA did not expect a credit tsunami and stock market collapse

THE EXTRAORDINARY COLLAPSE of America’s financial system in October

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New contract summaries

Negotiating a four-year agreement for L-D500 members at Carmeuse Lime & Stone are, l. to r., front row, John Wirgow, Gary Luetzow, Jeff Hoedel; back row, Anthony Lafleche, Roger Nash, IR Mark Kelly, and Jeff Karsten.

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

L-13 — Philadelphia

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Locals award service pins

Baltimore retired L-193 member Eldon P. Gold receives his 50-year membership pin.

Local 1 — Chicago

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

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