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Local Lodge 28

Newark, New Jersey

Phone: (609) 784-8963

L-28 is tops in area for Toys for Tots

TAKING PART IN THE L-28 TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE are l. to r., steward Robert Haslach, President Bob Flynn, and steward Wayne Van Wagner.

BOILERMAKERS LOCAL 28 would like to thank all of the brothers and sisters from locals nationwide who worked the Phillips 66 Refinery turnaround for their support of the 2013 Toys for Tots annual toy drive. Thanks to all of the stewards from Madison Industrial Services, J. J. White, Construction Turnaround Services, and Miller Industrial Services for their team effort: Wayne Van Wagner, James Osadacz, Robert Haslach, Ethan Reily, Todd Olson, and Joe Colavita. They went above and beyond to collect donations and make purchases for the drive.

Locals  L-28
Reporter  V53N1

MOST conducts project management training

Project management training, January 12-17, Kansas City, Mo.

Week-long class held in KC

FIFTEEN MEMBERS FROM eight Boilermaker lodges attended the MOST project management class held in Kansas City, Mo., January 12-17.

MOST stands for Mobilization, Optimization, Stabilization, and Training. Created in 1989 as a joint labor-management trust fund operated by the Boilermakers union and the National Association of Construction Boilermaker Employers (NACBE), MOST administers 17 programs to ensure the highest standards of excellence in the Boilermaker craft.


Area competitions test graduate apprentices

Great Lakes Area Competition

Events determine finalists for national title

THE U.S. NATIONAL Apprenticeship Competition marks the highest level of skills and knowledge testing for Boilermaker graduate apprentices. But before the finale, contestants are selected at the local lodge level to compete in their geographic areas.

In 2013, 37 graduate apprentices reached their area competitions, from which eight were selected by judges to enter the nationals.


Rigging award named for John Cammuso

NEABAP Co-coordinator Jason Dupuis, right, presents the inaugural rigging award to John Cammuso.

L-28’s Cefaratti takes home first-ever trophy

JOHN CAMMUSO, a long-time apprentice competition judge and Babcock Power employee, received special recognition earlier this year when the Northeast Area Apprenticeship Program (NEABAP) announced an award in his name.

Locals  L-28, L-242, L-502

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

2013 Boilermakers Congressional Reception

AFTER SEVERAL DAYS of conference sessions and visits to the Hill lobbying for Boilermaker priorities, delegates enjoyed an opportunity May 7th to mingle with members of Congress...

Tags  LEAP Issues
Reporter  V52N2

Retiree appreciates Hurricane Sandy support

Just a note of thanks to all Brotherhood members who made it possible for those of us who suffered damage from [Hurricane] Sandy to help us out in rebuilding our homes.

Thanks from a 65-year member and a 22-year retiree.

Frank Segalla Sr.
Local 28 [Newark, N.J.]

Locals  L-28
Reporter  V52N1

Facebook spurs political outreach

Martin Williams, Local 13

Lodges capitalize on power of social media

KEEPING MEMBERS AWARE of political developments affecting their jobs and unions has become much easier since social media tools became popular, say Boilermakers from several lodges.

Local 13 (Philadelphia) and Local 28, (Newark, N.J.) use Facebook specifically as a resource for political and legislative news and opinions, both at the state and federal levels. The lodges also share such information across their Facebook pages.

Tags  LEAP Issues
Locals  L-13, L-28

L-28 apprentice draws attention on professional dirt bike circuit

Groemm competes in a national Enduro race in Greensboro, Ga., recently.

Jesse Groemm named Enduro Rookie of the Year

JESSE GROEMM, A second-year apprentice with Local 28 (Newark, N.J.) made quite a splash in the world of cross-country motorcycle racing last year. Not only was he named Enduro Rookie of the Year, he also had the honor of representing the United States in the International Six-Day Enduro (ISDE) championship held in Germany last September. His U.S. Junior Trophy Team (younger than 24) won third place in a field of 32 teams.

Groemm is the stepson of L-28 member Ed “Skeeter” Allegar, an avid recreational motor bike rider.

Tags  Local News
Locals  L-28

L-28 thanks Brotherhood for Sandy relief

LOCAL 28 (Newark, N.J.) issued a letter Jan. 16 acknowledging the support received from members in response to Hurricane Sandy, which devastated areas of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic last October.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the members in our great organization for your concern and support for the members affected by Hurricane Sandy. As you know, this storm left much destruction in its wake.

Locals  L-28

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