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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 49, Number 1
Jan 2010 to Mar 2010

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Mountaineer plant first to capture and store CO2 onsite, Joe Courtney is Legislator of the Year, Boilermaker History Department makes film, 2nd annual IS Conference in Las Vegas, Canadian boxing champ inspires L-128 apprentices, and much, much more...

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Save money and the environment with Union Plus

UNION WORKERS ARE leading the way to a thriving green economy. Now, in addition to saving money by making their homes and vehicles more energy-efficient, union workers can save money immediately through Union Plus rebate programs.

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NALC food drive is set for May 8

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Postal workers will handle pick-ups

WITH UNEMPLOYMENT hovering around 10 percent, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) national food drive, scheduled for May 8, comes at a critical time. Food banks are seeing an unprecedented crisis. Requests for food have risen month after month while donations have continued to fall.

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U.S. set to build first nuke plant in 30 years

Nuclear Plant

THREE DECADES HAVE passed since the last nuclear power plant was built in the United States. That long stretch of inactivity came to an end February 16 with the announcement by President Obama of $8.3 billion in loan guarantees for Southern Company’s Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant in Burke County, Ga. Southern will add two additional reactors (units 3 and 4), with a significant amount of work expected to be performed by Boilermakers.

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Face of labor changes dramatically

Report cites rise in female members, minorities, college grads, older workers

BY 2020, WOMEN will outnumber men in the ranks of union members, a new study predicts. The report, The Changing Face of Labor 1983-2008, released last November, describes how demographics have changed within the labor movement over the past 25 years and projects how those changes may play out in the future.

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Health care reform is here – now creating jobs is our top priority

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

THE HOUSE OF Representatives made history March 21, passing the most significant improvement in American health care since the adoption of Medicare in 1965. Among other things, the health care reform bill extends health insurance coverage to 95 percent of Americans, bans insurance companies from denying coverage of pre-existing conditions and cancelling policies when people get sick, and closes the Medicare “donut hole” in prescription drug coverage for retirees.

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Latest News

  • John Messina, L-154, and an unidentified man carry Harold Gold to safety from his stranded vehicle during a flash flood in Pittsburgh.

    Boilermaker surges into action to rescue flash flood victim

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  • The new Northeast Training Facility opens its door to host the first of three Welding Boot Camps. Kneeling l. to r., Jordon Trust and Dominic Nacca. Front row l. to r., L-237 BM-ST Chris O’Neill, Instructor Joel Kipfer, IVP-NE John Fultz, Adam Church, Adam Ziegler and Ryan Hoffman. Middle row l. to r., Jerry Couser, Zeresehay Berhe, Ruark Danforth, Thomas McNeil, Jedediah Robertson, Instructor Daniel Badiali and Jason Dupuis, NEAAC. Back row l. to r., Jonathan Middleton, Chance Gendron, Tom Keegan and David

    New Northeast Training Facility hosts Welding Boot Camp

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  • Aggregate Industries

    Boilermakers bring Aggregate Industries on board in West Virginia

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  • Newton B. Jones, International President

    Climate solutions should (and can) save our planet and our jobs

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  • Members of Local 158 wear red to raise funds for Honor Flights. They donated $2,100 to Honor Flights at their May meeting.

    Local 158 donates to veterans’ Honor Flights

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