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Volume 58, Number 1
Jan 2019 to Mar 2019

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IVP-Canada Maloney retires, New Welding Boot Camp equips workers for field construction, Local S50 makes the equipment that serves up quality, CSO Conference highlights solutions for stronger future, New partnerships forged in support of CCUS, and much, much more...

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Registration open for 2019 ISO Conference

Registration open for 2019 ISO Conference

What happens in Vegas conference…makes ISO leaders stronger

WHAT HAPPENS AT the annual Industrial Sector Operations Conference in Las Vegas definitely doesn’t stay in Vegas. It goes home with participants and makes Boilermaker leaders — and their lodges — smarter and stronger. And registration is open for the 2019 ISO Conference, which will take place July 9-11 at the Mirage Hotel & Casino (visit http://www.boilermakers.org/ISO2019).

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Locals award service pins

Locals award service pins

Lone Star District Lodge

CLAY S. HERFORD, DM-ES, reports presentation of membership pins to the following:

LOCAL 74

  • 45 YEARS — Kenneth Reed, Thomas Reed;
  • 35 YEARS — Ronald Keck, Hector Lozano;

LOCAL 587

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Locals  L-1, L-74, L-83, L-587
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New Welding Boot Camp equips workers for field construction

 Students attend class at L-28’s Welding Boot Camp.

Training benefits recruits, apprentices and journeymen

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES OPERATIONS, along with the National Transient Division and the Boilermaker National Apprenticeship Program launched Welding Boot Camp — a detailed, structured training program to teach welding to recruits, apprentices and journeymen. Since the initial boot camp in July of 2018, over a dozen local lodges have hosted the program throughout the United States. It’s new, and it’s promising — with an 88 percent pass rate on testing for welding certifications given at the end of each program.

Locals  L-28
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Immigrant finds rewarding life in Boilermakers union

Oscar Davila, L-92’s president and acting business manager.

Local 92’s Davila worked his first “job” at age 7

NINETEEN YEARS AGO — just four years after emigrating to the U.S. from Mexico — Oscar Davila was working a job to nowhere in the Los Angeles area when he heard about the Boilermakers from an unlikely source — an ironworker. That conversation changed the direction of his life. Since then, Davila, president and acting business manager of Los Angeles’ Local 92, has worked hard and smart, with both determination and ingenuity.

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Locals  L-92
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CSO Conference highlights solutions for stronger future

IP Newton B. Jones reviews M.O.R.E. WORK Investment Fund.

Leaders focus on membership and M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund

WESTERN STATES SECTION membership has climbed to 2,550, up from 1,983 in 2017. That was good news shared during the 2019 Construction Sector Operations Conference March 4-7, where membership numbers, manhours, safety and the M.O.R.E. Work Investment Fund were key topics.

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‘Fight Back’ gives back to Navajo Nation

Retired IR Gary Evenson volunteers with Adopt-A-Native-Elder on the Navajo Reservation near Winslow, Arizona.

Local 4 forms as a direct result of recruiting Navajos

DURING A CHILLY, windy week in mid-October, retired IR Gary Evenson spent his time volunteering with Adopt-A-Native Elder to deliver food, clothing and supplies to elderly Navajos living on the reservation near Winslow, Arizona. Boilermakers began supporting 40 native elders through Adopt-A-Native Elder in 2017, but the union’s relationship with members of the Navajo Nation began long before that.

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Locals  L-4
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Bank of Labor film receives International recognition

Newton B. Jones, Bank of Labor Chairman and CEO and Boilermakers International President, accepts the award from Società Cattolica di Assicurazione – Società Cooperativa President Paolo Bedoni.

A DOCUMENTARY FILM produced by Bank of Labor called “Lobstermen” received a special award from Società Cattolica di Assicurazione – Società Cooperativa in Verona, Italy, this past November during the organization’s annual film festival highlighting the Catholic Church’s social doctrine.

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New partnerships forged in support of CCUS

Cory Channon, Assistant Director -CSO/Canada, second from right, with, l. to r., Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute Client Engagement Manager Jamie Burrows, CEO Brad Page, and Advocacy and Communications General Manager Guloren Turan; and Global, Municipal, Boilermaker and Allied Trade Union National Officer Stuart Fegan.

IBB sits down with UK trade union and Global CCS Institute

ONE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM’S largest unions — the Global, Municipal, Boilermaker and Allied Trade Union (GMB) —- and the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) met with Boilermaker leadership in January to discuss the important role carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) plays in mitigating global climate change.

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Local 11 clinches NACBE’s top safety honor

Clinton Penny, BM-ST of Local 11, accepts The John F. Erickson NACBE Safety Award on behalf of his lodge during the 2019 Construction Sector Operations conference. L. to r. are IP Newton Jones, Penny, NACBE Executive Director Ron Traxler, NACBE President Tom Shull, IST Bill Creeden and IVP-WS J. Tom Baca.

Section awards go to three locals

WESTERN STATES LOCAL 11 (Helena, Montana) earned The John F. Erickson NACBE Safety Award presented during the Construction Sector Operations conference in Marco Island, Florida, March 4-7.

L-11 Business Manager/Secretary Treasurer Clinton Penny accepted the national honor, which reflects the local’s 2018 stats: zero OSHA recordable injuries, 441,690 total man-hours worked, and the highest number of man-hour percentage by contractors who contribute to the safety index (72 percent or 318,283 man-hours).

Locals  L-1, L-11, L-40, L-45
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