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Volume 57, Number 2
Apr 2018 to Jun 2018

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California Refinery Tripartite Launches, Boilermakers celebrate 50 years of LEAP, Western States Section convenes historic M.O.R.E. Work Action Council, Boilemakers Dedicate Salt Lake City Training Center, Bank of Labor fights scams targeting senior citizens, Nearly 200 complete Code training at Plant Vogtle, Young Local 73 member sets the bar with Red Seal certification, and much, much more...

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Boilermakers celebrate 50 years of LEAP

Delegates, International officers and staff at the 50th LEAP conference

Historic event draws 175 delegates to DC

A FIERY SPEECH by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka set the tone for the Boilermakers’ historic 50th anniversary Legislative Education Action Program (LEAP) Conference in Washington, D.C., April 22-25. The event brought 175 delegates from across the United States, representing nearly 50 local lodges.

The conference also featured special awards to the Boilermakers’ Legislators of the Year, delegate lobbying on Capitol Hill and a reception for legislators at the Mayflower Hotel, site of the 2018 conference.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V57N2

Nearly 200 complete Code training at Plant Vogtle

MOST instructor Steve Speed discusses the value of a positive reputation.

L-26 sponsors instruction at Georgia Power nuclear plant

WITH HUNDREDS OF Boilermakers working at nuclear power station Plant Vogtle in southeast Georgia — many of them living in temporary housing near the project and far from the nearest union hall — Local 26 (Savannah) BM-ST Johnathon Bates decided it only made sense to bring Boilermaker Code training onsite.

Over two successive weekends, April 14-15 and April 21-22, MOST Code trainers Steve Speed and Ray Parrot taught four day-long classes. MOST Representative Tony Smarra provided technical support.

Reporter  V57N2

Former Local 83 president fuels summer hobby with dirt and speed

L-83’s Scott Campbell wins the 2017 Midwest Modified Racing championship at the Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri.

Scott Campbell captures 2017 track championship title

START WITH A dirt race track, add a few speeding cars, stir in the weekend, and you have the recipe for Midwest Modified Racing, the passion of Scott Campbell, Local 83 (Kansas City, Missouri). Dirt track racing is not just a passive hobby for Campbell. He has credentials that include individual race wins and the 2017 Springfield Raceway Track Championship in his class.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-83
Reporter  V57N2

LEAP delegates lobby legislators on Capitol Hill

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), talks with L-674 delegates. Heitkamp, who championed the passage the FUTURE Act, received the Boilermakers’ 2018 Senate Legislator of the Year award.

Boilermakers urge legislation to secure pensions, workplace rights

BRINGING THE BOILERMAKER voice to Washington, D.C., has been the key component of the annual LEAP conference since it first began 50 years ago. This year, more than 175 LEAP delegates trekked to Capitol Hill April 23-25 to meet with their respective representatives in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V57N2

Boilermaker’s career hits the right notes

IR-CSO Monte Causey gives a small Boilermaker audience two takes on a Muddy Waters tune: blues and rock ‘n roll.

Country musician’s road travels New York to Nashville to Local 455

IF MONTE CAUSEY has his guitar with him, you know something good is bound to happen. Really good.

As Causey settles in at a hotel bar in Washington, D.C., Boilermakers taking a break from a long day lobbying their legislators at the annual LEAP conference begin to gather, inching in toward their Brother. They know something good is about to happen. Causey’s got his guitar.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-455
Reporter  V57N2

Boilermakers craft new LEAP award

Boilermakers craft new LEAP award

Quill pen sculpture is stroke of historic inspiration

LEGISLATORS OF THE Year who were honored at the 50th anniversary LEAP conference in Washington, D.C., April 24 received a very special gift from the union — a bronze quill pen sculpture uniquely designed and crafted by the Boilermaker History Preservation Department (BHPD).

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V57N2

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