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Boilermaker-backed candidates win

Local 19 (Philadelphia) VP Fred Chamberlain, l., and Philadelphia Metal Trades Council President Gary Gaydosh distribute worksite leaflets supporting Barack Obama. Photo courtesy Molly Theobald

Activist locals lead by example, help elect Obama and other pro-worker candidates

IT SHOULD COME as no surprise that a Boilermaker appeared in Barack Obama’s half-hour, prime-time television commercial that aired Oct. 29 — an ad that was seen by more than 33 million viewers. After all, Boilermaker volunteers across the country worked tirelessly to push for working family candidates and the promise of change.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-19, L-29, L-D263, L-696
Reporter  V47N4

New contract summaries

Negotiating a three-year agreement for Local 151 at Riley Power Inc. are, l. to r.: front, Marc Posterli, Jim Owens Jr., Scott Miller, and IR Bob Heine; back, Gerry Graves, Jeff Frum, and Chuck Goodman.

A brief listing of recent agreements signed and ratified by Boilermaker local lodges

Local 1 — Chicago

Effective Nov. 1, 2006 to June 30, 2009, for members of Local 1, Chicago, who work in the plate shop at Hudson Boiler & Tank, and effective Nov. 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009, for Local 1 members working in the shop of mechanical contractor, Servcote Inc.

Reporter  V46N1

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