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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 50, Number 2
Apr 2011 to Jun 2011

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Boilermakers excel at Prairie State power plant build, Boilermakers mourn the loss of Abe Breehey, Construction conference tackles industry issues, LEAP fires up delegates, Local 687 wins NACBE Safety Award, Boilermakers support Canadian workers’ memorial, Local 28’s Engle family lends a hand to historic documentary, and much, much more...

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L-627’s Royce pays tribute to father

MY DAD, HENRY Royce, was a shipyard Boilermaker out of L-614 (New London, Conn.) for 30 years before his retirement in 1981. When he died on Jan. 28, 2011, at 92, he left behind two generations of Boilermakers — and a legacy of inventiveness.

Locals  L-237, L-627
Reporter  V50N2

Six locals win NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Awards

L-13 BM-ST Jim Banford accepts an NMAPC safety award on behalf of his local for work done on the Brunner Island Station in York Haven, Pa.

BOILERMAKER LOCALS have been awarded a total of six Zero Injury Safety Awards by the National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee (NMAPC). These awards recognize the union, the contractor, and the customer equally for their contribution to world-class safety on projects worked under the National Maintenance Agreement during 2010.

Locals  L-13, L-40, L-105, L-154, L-667, L-744
Reporter  V50N2

We mourn the loss of our brother, Abe Breehey

Abe Breehey

Congress and AFL-CIO pay tribute to his life and work

THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD of Boilermakers is mourning the death of Abraham “Abe” Breehey, 34, who passed away April 14 at a Falls Church, Va., hospital from a recently discovered brain tumor and a subsequent stroke.

Reporter  V50N2

LEAP conference fires up members over anti-union attacks

Delegates shift gears as Congress goes into recess

AGAINST A BACKDROP of naked anti-union attacks — both at state and federal levels — delegates to the Boilermakers LEAP conference in Washington, D.C. March 20-24 gathered to assess the political landscape, align priorities, and lobby members of Congress. Lobbying was complicated by the fact that federal lawmakers took an unexpected recess just prior to the conference, so Capitol Hill was virtually empty of lawmakers.

Locals  L-S50, L-1814
Reporter  V50N2

Construction conference tackles industry issues

Trust funds are on track after adjustments

THE ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION conference held at Marco Island, Fla. March 7-10 addressed numerous topics that impact field construction Boilermakers, from member benefits to workplace concerns to promoting the advantages of MOST programs.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V50N2

Boilermakers excel at Prairie State power plant build

Standing in front of the massive new Prairie State Energy Campus power plant are, l. to r., Rick Eller, L-363 BM-ST; Mike Rother, PSGC director of contracts and industrial relations; and John Hoerner, L-363 member and Boilermaker general foreman.

Massive project brings five million man-hours to Local 363 jurisdiction

THE LARGEST COAL-FIRED power plant currently being built in the United States is taking shape in southern Illinois, and Boilermakers from across the country are playing a leading role in its construction.

Locals  L-363
Reporter  V50N2

L-60’s Salter earns first place for restored bike

David Salter

DAVID SALTER, a 20-year union member out of Local 60 (Peoria, Ill.), earned first place in the motorcycle trike category at the Sept. 11 Peoria Riverfront benefit car and bike show at Hooter’s. He and his son restored and built the 1959 Harley Davidson servi-car custom motorcycle.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-60
Reporter  V50N2

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