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$70 million project brings upgrades to Colstrip plant, Breehey Award recipient offers moving tribute, Construction industry meets, Local 13 fights refinery closings, 2012 LEAP conference coverage, Local 263 wins NACBE safety award, and much, much more...

Delegates support picketing hotel workers

Political Director Bridget Mart in joins LEAP delegates in supporting a Unite Here picket at the entrance to the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Unite Here members reach “historic” agreement

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Locals award service pins

National Transient Division

Mark Vandiver, Director of National Transient Division Services, reports presentation of service pins to the following:

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NAES cites Local 83 for Sunflower Electric job

ON BEHALF OF NAES Power Contractors, I would like to express our gratitude to

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Conference recognizes top CAF, LEF donors

Local 107’s Gerard “Mozzy” Maciejewski (center) was the top individual fundraiser for CAF. He is pictured with IVP J. Tom Baca and D-PA Bridget Martin.

Donations build Brotherhood’s political strength

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LEAP first-timers speak out on Capitol Hill

Ykalo Abraha reads about the Boilermakers’ legislative positions during the LEAP conference.

LOBBYING ON CAPITOL Hill can be an eye-opener for LEAP first-timers interested in becoming more politically involved. This was the case for Ykalo “Nicco” Abraha, a member of Local 104, (Portland, Ore.), who attended his very first LEAP conference in April.

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Local 263 wins NACBE safety award

Mike Allen, BM-ST for Local 263 (Memphis, Tenn.), accepts the top NACBE safety award on behalf of his local. Joining in the presentation are, (l. to r.), NACBE Exec. Dir. John Erickson, NACBE Pres. Wendell Bell, IVP Warren Fairley, and IP Newton Jones.

Injury rates drop across three categories

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War against coal is hurting America

Newton B. Jones, International President

U.S. must re-assess its path to reliable energy

ACROSS THE NATION, thousands of good-paying jobs are disappearing and the communities that depend on them are withering as scores of coal-fired power plants shut their doors.

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