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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 47, Number 4
Oct 2008 to Dec 2008

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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...

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L-359 signs on for aluminum plant modernization

L-359 BM-ST Phil Halley, left, joins 15 other Canadian labor unions in signing a project labor agreement to modernize the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum plant in Kitimat, British Columbia.

Project labor agreement called “one of a kind”

RIO TINTO ALCAN’S planned modernization of its aluminum smelter operations in Kitimat, British Columbia, reached a milestone Aug. 28 when Local 359 (Vancouver, British Columbia) and 15 other labor unions joined the Kitimat Employer Association in signing a project labor agreement (PLA).

Tags  Jobs
Locals  L-359
Reporter  V47N4

Tripartite conference addresses climate change, referral system

Substance abuse, rigging, manpower tracking, also top agenda

PARTNERS IN THE MOST National Tripartite Alliance met at the 23rd annual conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 13-16 to address issues that are vital to the future of the member organizations. The alliance comprises the Boilermakers’ union, the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), and the owner community.

More than 400 alliance representatives attended.

Reporter  V47N4

L-85’s Avery wins national apprentice competition

Matthew Avery of L-85 (Toledo, Ohio) raises his first-place trophy during the 2008 National Outstanding Apprenticeship Award banquet held in Kansas

L-647’s Zeman takes second place

MATTHEW AVERY, a fourth-generation Boilermaker from Local 85 (Toledo, Ohio), placed first in the 21st annual Boilermakers National Outstanding Apprenticeship Competition Sept. 21-25. Teammate Richard Zeman, Local 647 (Minneapolis), took second. The pair also won the team award, representing the Great Lakes Area.

Results of the four-day competition, held at the Boilermakers National Training Center in Kansas City, Kan., were announced at an awards banquet Sept. 25 at the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Locals  L-13, L-40, L-85, L-154, L-182, L-242, L-647, L-667
Reporter  V47N4

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  • L-40 retiree Calvin Minton makes crosses from railroad spikes to raise money for the homeless.

    From cooking to crosses, L-40 retiree helps the homeless

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  • National Apprenticeship Week has been re-branded by NABTU affiliates as National “Save” Apprenticeship Week in an ongoing effort to preserve industry registered programs like the Boilermakers’ apprenticeship program.

    National Apprenticeship Week shines light on benefits to workers and employers, raises voices to preserve registered programs

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  • IP Newton B. Jones, conference chairman

    New initiatives, carbon capture, absenteeism solutions punctuate MOST National Tripartite Alliance Conference

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  • International announces scholarship winners

    International announces scholarship winners

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