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Plight of Avondale workers remains in doubt, Marinette shipyard workers await $3.6 billion construction boom, 2011 LEAP issues, L-555 Langan award, Local 363 restores 1895 steam tractor, and much, much more...

NALC food drive is set for May 14

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Postal workers will handle pick-ups

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Union Plus expands job loss grants

Furlough and strike assistance grants are also available

UNION PLUS HAS announced the expansion of job loss grants and the addition of two new hardship grants. The grants are available

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ALERT! Railroad health plan seeks dependent Social Security numbers

RAILROAD MEMBER DEPENDENTS who do not have Social Security numbers (SSNs) and/or Medicare health insurance claim numbers (HICNs) on file with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services risk losing their coverage under the Railroad Employees National Health and Welfare Plan.

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Clean air rules could create 1.5 million jobs

CONSTRUCTION BOILERMAKERS could see a rise in work as the U.S.

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Letters to the Editor

L-29’s Moffatt thanks Boilermakers

MY BIG BROTHER, Dave, got me started as a Boilermaker in 1975. At age 54, I could not continue in the trade [due to health reasons]. Just before Christmas, a couple of my friends from Local 29 took up a collection, and I received $4,072. I can’t explain how much it meant to me.

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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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GOP-backed budget cuts could strangle economy

Newton B. Jones, International President

Defunding government programs will cost jobs, threaten unions

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Union membership declines by .6 million

Recession, construction fall-off contribute to drop

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Natural gas climate benefits may be overstated

Comparison of Emissions from Each Segment of the Natural Gas and Petroleum Industries.

THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency may soon increase its estimates of life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural gas-fueled power generation, according to an article in Pro Publica

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