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the Boilermaker Reporter

Volume 52, Number 3
Jul 2013 to Sep 2013

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World's largest IGCC plant, ISO Conference has record attendance, welding instructor builds dinosaur, 2013 Boilermaker Scholarships awarded, IBB wins eight ILCA awards, and much, much more.

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Locals award service pins

Two members of Local 587 (Spring, Texas) received pins during a ceremony at the lodge recently. Bobby Baggett Sr., left, was presented with his 50-year pin, and L-587 President Melvin Green, at far right, received his 60-year pin. Taking part in the ceremony are, second from left, Lone Star District BM-ST Clay Herford; third from left, District Rep Mack Wilburn; and retired L-587 BM-ST B.E. Herford.

Local 1 • Chicago

John Skermont, BM-ST of Local 1, Chicago, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

  • 45 YEARS — James P. McIntyre;
  • 40 YEARS — William J. Holmes, John D. Mooney;
  • 30 YEARS — Dennis G. Bjorgo; and
  • 25 YEARS — Michael Lewandowski.

Local 60 • Morton, Ill.

Gary Lusk, BM-ST of Local 60, Morton, Ill., reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-1, L-60, L-83, L-374, L-502, L-587, L-647
Reporter  V52N3

L-374 member invents safety sling

Chris Still demonstrates his safety sling with a canvas bag insert.

Product carries water, tools

A SAFETY SLING designed by Local 374 (Hammond, Ind.) member Chris Still could soon begin appearing at construction sites across the country, that is if the journeyman’s invention takes off.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-374
Reporter  V52N3

L-1998 welcomes shipbuilding orders

L-1998 Pres. and IR Robert C. Godinez, left, and Asst. Dir. – Shipbuilding and Marine Division Services Steven Beal, right, meet with Navy Sec. Ray Mabus in May.

NASSCO to design and build six product tankers

WITH SEVERAL THOUSAND Local 1998 (National City, Calif.) members laid off and a possible two-year gap in future orders, Boilermakers at the General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego were facing tough times as 2013 began. Those worries have diminished, however, following news of two new contracts for Jones Act product tankers and an announcement by the Navy that it would move up production of new fleet oilers.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-696, L-1998
Reporter  V52N3

DOL offers help for beryllium exposure, silicosis

Eligible employees, contractors could get compensation, free medical care

WORKERS EMPLOYED AT 11 Department of Energy sites across the United States who were made ill by exposure to beryllium or silica dust may have a claim for compensation and free medical care under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA).

The program went into effect July 31, 2001 with the U.S. Department of Labor’s implementation of Part B. Part E implementation began Oct. 28, 2004.

Reporter  V52N3

Local 83 special fund awards five $3,000 scholarships

Scholarship recipients, family members, and L-83 union officials take part in the lodge’s annual award presentation in Kansas City, Mo. Front row, left to right, Heike Talkington, recipient Kimberly Talkington, Dennis Schissel (recipient Danielle Schissel unavailable for photo), Darrell Manroe, recipient Shylo Manroe, Kathy Harlan, recipient Katy Harlan, Michael Harlan, and recipient Jacob Calvert. Back row, Missouri Business Agent Joe Lewandowski, BM-ST Scot Albertson, President Tom Dye, Vice President Chris Urie, Gerald Calvert,

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V52N3

Local lodge and CFL scholarship winners announced

Jose Espayos

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council has announced its selection of scholarship recipients for three local lodges and the Canadian Federation of Labour (CFL).

The committee selected Jose Nathaniel Villanueva Espayos, son of Jose Espayos, Local 146 (Edmonton, Alberta) to receive a $1,000 CFL scholarship. He will also receive a $2,000 scholarship from the lodge.

Tags  Scholarships
Locals  L-13, L-105, L-108, L-146, L-191
Reporter  V52N3

Safety record not the first

I WOULD LIKE to correct your kudos article in the Jan-Mar issue of the Reporter, titled “Kiewit praises Local 29 [Boston] safety performance.” The article stated that a project at the Brayton Point power plant involving Kiewit and Local 29 marked the first time the OSHA VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) Star Award has been given in New England. However, Black & Veatch Construction Inc. and Local 29 received an OSHA VPP STAR Safety Award in 1999 for a project at the Berkshire power plant.

Locals  L-29
Reporter  V52N3

International announces scholarship winners

Twenty-seven Boilermaker dependents earn awards totaling $54,000

THE BOILERMAKERS’ International Executive Council scholarship committee announced the winners of its 2013 scholarship program this past April. The committee awarded $54,000 to 27 recipients, with $42,000 being allocated to U.S. applicants and $12,000 to Canadian applicants.

Tags  Scholarships
Reporter  V52N3

EPA carbon rule does more harm than good

Newton B. Jones, Intl. President

Agency’s emission strategy is wrong-headed, damaging

BOILERMAKERS WHOSE livelihoods depend at least in part on the use of coal-generated electric power learned with great alarm and frustration of the EPA’s new rule that will essentially block future plant construction. The agency announced its Proposed Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants September 20 as “its first steps under President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.”

Reporter  V52N3

SFW Basic Class draws 23

Lodge leaders attend learning sessions in Madison, Wis.

TWENTY-THREE MEMBERS representing 12 local lodges from across the United States and in Canada attended the 2013 School for Workers Basic Class in Madison, Wis., June 9-14.

Reporter  V52N3

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