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Volume 51, Number 1
Jan 2012 to Mar 2012

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New Contract Summaries

A BRIEF LISTING OF RECENT AGREEMENTS SIGNED AND RATIFIED BY BOILERMAKER LOCAL LODGES

Local D92 - Bellefonte, Pa.

Effective June 1, 2011 to May 31, 2014, for 147 members of Local D92 (Bellefonte, Pa.) who work in maintenance and the production of lime at Graymont Inc. located in Pleasant Gap, Pa.

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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:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-40, L-85, L-242, L-433, L-647
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Canadian jobs initiative targets U.S. Boilermakers

Jim Beauchamp, center, conducts a Canadian work seminar at Local 13 (Philadelphia). Members of Local 28 (Newark, N.J.) and Local 193 (Baltimore) also attended.

Effort matches manpower needs with lagging U.S. work

THE GROWING NEED for skilled manpower in Canada—particularly in the Alberta oil sands region—along with lagging work in some areas of the United States, has spawned a new Boilermaker recruitment program to address the situation.

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Locals  L-13, L-28, L-193, L-242
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Debates highlight GOP’s war against labor

Newton B. Jones, International President

Party candidates vie for extremist mantle

THE GOP PRESIDENTIAL debates have illustrated just how far right the Republican Party has shifted — and the struggle that awaits organized labor should one of their candidates succeed in unseating President Obama in November.

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Tags  Letters, Kudos
Locals  L-154
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Construction lodges meet in Toronto

Canadian construction leaders meet January 24-25 in Toronto.

BOILERMAKER LEADERS IN the Canadian construction industry met Jan. 24-25 in Toronto to address various project and manpower issues. International Vice Presidents Joe Maloney and Ed Power led discussions about filling job orders with qualified Boilermakers, recruitment initiatives, and the status of the national online dispatch system. General (ret.) Rick Hillier also addressed the group, explaining how organizational and leadership lessons from the military relate to the construction industry.

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Locals  L-73, L-128, L-146, L-271, L-359, L-555
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Tags  LEAP Issues
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LEAP highlights key issues for 2012

Gridlocked Congress, elections challenge conference delegates

WHEN THE LEAP conference convenes in Washington, D.C., in late April, delegates will strive to get their message across to a Congress mired in GOP obstructionism. Making this situation even more complex is the fact that 2012 is an election year for the presidency, the U.S. House, and one third of the Senate — as well as numerous state and local positions. Clearly, lawmakers will be distracted by re-election campaigns.

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Cashdollar wins USA photo of the week

LOCAL 687 (CHARLESTON HEIGHTS, SC) member Andy Cashdollar, who is also a member of the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA), took home a Buck Knife in the USA’s photo of the week contest for this nice pike he caught in August on Lake Kabetogama in Northern Minnesota. Membership in the USA — the only union-dedicated outdoor organization — is free for all active and retired Boilermakers. To join the USA or to submit a photo for your chance to win, visit www.unionsportsmen.org.
Locals  L-687
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