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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 50, Number 4
Oct 2011 to Dec 2011


Included articles:

Local 154's Dunlevy wins national apprentice contest, 26th Annual MOST Tripartite Conference eyes industry developments, new tanker orders boost L-19 work force, USA clay shoot breaks records, L-344 members win overtime pay, L-13's DeSeta receives medals for service in Vietnam, Boilermakers attend School for Workers, and much, much more...

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Reporter wins ILCA awards

THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR Communications Association (ILCA) has announced the winners of its Labor Media Contest for publications issued in 2010.

The Boilermaker Reporter won third place in the “general excellence” category, and second place in the “informational graphic“ category, competing among other labor organizations on a national and international level.
Awards were presented at the ILCA annual convention held in Seattle, Sep. 21-24.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V50N4

Local 154’s Dunlevy wins national apprentice contest

BRANDON DUNLEVY places first in the national apprentice competition.

L-85’s Harman places second; NE contestants take team honors

EIGHT TOP BOILERMAKER graduate apprentices from across the United States tested their skills during the 24th annual National Outstanding Apprentice Competition held at the Local 7 (Buffalo, N.Y.) training facilities in Orchard Park Sept. 25-29. Contestants competed in written and practical tests. They were graded individually and as teams from their respective geographic areas. Judges included veteran Boilermakers and contractor representatives.

Locals  L-5, L-7, L-40, L-85, L-154, L-169, L-453, L-502, L-549
Reporter  V50N4

Aker-SeaRiver contract boosts L-19 work force

L-19 Pres. Dave Gaillard, l., greets Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett during a ceremony at A

Shipyard will build two tankers for Alaska crude transport

AKER PHILADELPHIA SHIPYARD, which employs Boilermakers from Local 19 (Philadelphia) held a document-signing ceremony Sep. 29 for two new tankers that will carry Alaskan crude oil to the U.S. West Coast. The $400 million deal, between the shipyard and SeaRiver Maritime Inc., an Exxon Mobil Corporation affiliate, is expected to involve a work force of more than 1,000 once construction begins on both vessels, according to Aker.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-19
Reporter  V50N4

AECOM settles dispute, L-344 members may split $750,000

With an F/A-18 Hornet as a backdrop, seven members of Local 344 display

Naval contractor altered time-keeping method and benefits

LOCAL 344 MEMBERS employed at the Naval Air Weapons Station at China Lake, Calif., recently began receiving checks from naval contractor AECOM as settlement in a dispute about timekeeping and overtime pay. The settlement could total over $750,000 and be split among 500 members, according to SFEAW Director Dave Lawrence, who services the lodge.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-344
Reporter  V50N4

​NLC launches free financial education program

THE NATIONAL LABOR College (NLC) in Silver Spring, Md., has introduced a new financial education program especially for union members. The free program is designed to educate members about making sound financial decisions. It includes an informational website featuring how-to videos  and practical advice about investments, pensions, debt, credit cards, and other topics. A booklet is also available to be shipped to unions or downloaded.

Reporter  V50N4

Union cement network examines state of industry

L. to r., seated, Jonathon Wolfel, USW Dist. One Rep; Rob Lauzon, IBB AD-ISO (Ca

Employers describe belt-tightening efforts

INTERNATIONAL STAFF MEMBERS from the Boilermakers and Steelworkers met in Pittsburgh Oct. 21-22 to discuss the state of the industry with cement employers and to examine global developments impacting labor unions involved in cement and building materials production.

Tags  Headline News
Reporter  V50N4

L-154 receives first Charles W. Jones Award

L-154 BM Ray Ventrone accepts the first C.W. Jones MOST award. L. to r., IP New

MOST conference honors lodge for training performance

THE FIRST-EVER Charles W. Jones Award for high performance in MOST programs went to Local 154 (Pittsburgh) during a presentation at the 26th annual MOST tripartite conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Oct. 5. L-154 BM Ray Ventrone accepted the honor on behalf of the lodge.

Tags  Headline News
Locals  L-154
Reporter  V50N4

Entergy honors trades for perfect safety record

Taking part in the Entergy Fossil Tripartite safety presentations are, l. to r.,

Boilermakers, other crafts cut recordable injuries to zero

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 37 (New Orleans) and Local 110 (Hattiesburg, Miss.) were among the craft unions employed by Day & Zimmerman to be recognized August 30 by Entergy for working 100,000 hours since January 2011 without a recordable injury. The awards were presented at L-37’s union hall in Slidell, La., during a meeting of the Entergy Fossil Tripartite.

Locals  L-37, L-110
Reporter  V50N4


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